Dr. Douglas Allen Balster MD Pediatric Cardiologist

Dr. Douglas Balster is a pediatric cardiologist in Palo Alto, California. He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and has been in practice for 12 years. Dr. Balster accepts several types of health insurance, listed below.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pediatric Cardiologist: General Pediatric Cardiology

Education & Medical Training

Nationwide Childrens Hospital
Residency, Pediatrics, 2002–2005

Stanford University
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, 2005–2008

The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Class of 2002

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 4 years in Pediatrics

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Development of a human cardiac tissue-based angiogenesis model.
Lewis, J.M., Anthony, C.T., Harrison, L.H., Ferguson, T.B., Andrew Heck, H., Rubenstein, F., Balster, D.A., Woltering, E.A.

Development of a novel in vitro human tissue-based angiogenesis assay to evaluate the effect of antiangiogenic drugs.
Woltering, E.A., Lewis, J.M., Maxwell, P.J., Frey, D.J., Wang, Y., Rothermel, J., Anthony, C.T., Balster, D.A., O'Leary, J.P., Harrison, L.H.

Suppression of tumorigenicity in neuroblastoma cells by upregulation of human vasoactive intestinal peptide receptor type 1.
Balster, D. A., O'Dorisio, M. S., Albers, A. R., Park, S. K., Qualman, S. J.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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