Kambiz Norozi

Children's Health & Therapeutics Dr. Kambiz Norozi


Scientist, Division of Children’s Health and Therapeutics, Children’s Health Research Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Clinician, Departments of Paediatrics and Paediatric Cardiology, London Health Sciences Centre
Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute

How my research helps children

As a Paediatric Cardiologist I am very interested in long term outcome of children with operated heart defects. Stratifying risk factors, which lead to heart failure, is the crucial key to be able to answer this question.


Current Research Activities

Dr. Norozi’s other field of interest and research is to assess and objectify the risk factors of cardiovascular disorders in obese children, a growing population in our society.

Research Team

Dr. Norozi’s research team consists of two Paediatric cardiologist (Dr. Eva Welisch and Dr. Ralf Rauch), a nurse practitioner (Liz Burrill) and two echo technicians (Judy Jones and Travis Kowlessar).

Future Research Plans

Dr. Norozi has received funding to study 100 obese children in regard to their cardiovascular function. Echocardiographic investigation, blood work and measurement of the physical activity of these children, could help to assess and objectify the risk factors of cardiovascular disorder in obese children timely and before they become symptomatic.

Awards & Grants

Awards & Grants (past 5 years)

Funding in support of "Functional cardiac imaging in Xenopus" – Awarded by Children’s Health Foundation

Funding in support of "The impact of a structured lifestyle intervention on body composition and exercise capacity in obese children with operated heart defects" – Awarded by Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario (AMOSO), Canada

Funding in support of "The feasibility and success of the Telehealth based physical activity and nutrition counseling in obese children with operated congenital heart defect" – Awarded by Children's Health Foundation (Internal Research Fund)

Funding in support of "β-Cell Function and Early Signs of Vascular Complications in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes" – Awarded by Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI)

Postgraduate Clinical Teacher of the Year – Awarded by The Department of Paediatrics, The University of Western Ontario

Funding in support of "Non-invasive measurement of cardiac output in hypertensive children with operated congenital heart defect" – Awarded by Lawson Health Research Institute (LHRI)

Funding in support of "Impact of body weight on cardiac function in children" – Awarded by The University of Western Ontario, London

Funding in support of "Cardiovascular Function in Obese Children and Adolescents" – Awarded by Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI)

Funding in support of "Serum N-BNP in children and adolescents" – Awarded by Roche Diagnostics

Recent Publications


Comparison of Late Results of Arterial Switch versus Atrial Switch (Mustard Procedure) Operation for Transposition of the Great Arteries
Junge C, Westhoff-Bleck M, Schoof S, Danne F, Buchhorn R, Seabrook J, Geyer S, Ziemer G, Wessel A, Norozi K
Am J Cardiol. 2013 Feb 19

Cardiac failure following in advertent administration of high-dose Epinephrine subcutaneously
Tran K, Fraser D, Hawrylyshyn K, Norozi K
J Pediatr Intensive Care. 2012; 1(4):221-5

Noninvasive measurement of cardiac output in obese children and adolescents: Comparison of electrical velocimetry and transthoracic Doppler echocardiography
Rauch R, Welisch E, Lansdell N, Jones J, Burrill E, Bock D, Clarson C, Filler G, Norozi K
J Clinical Monitoring and Computing. 2012

Muscle force and power in obese and overweight children
Rauch R, Welisch E, Bock D, Filler G, Robinson T, Burrill E, Norozi K
J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2012 Jun; 12(2):80-3

How to predict the impact of methylphenidate on cardiovascular risk in children with attention deficit disorder: methylphenidate improves autonomic dysfunction in children with ADHD
Buchhorn R, Muller C, Willaschek C, Norozi K
ISRN Pharmacol. 2012

The effect of seniority and education on departmental dictation utilization
Bax K, Norozi K, Sharma AP, Filler G
The Health Economics Review. 2011; 1:8

Shone's complex and levoatriocardinal vein: A rare combination
Rauch R, Grosse-Wortmann L, Jones J, Burrill E, Welisch E, Rosenberg H, Norozi K
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Feb; 59(7):698

N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide level (NT-proBNP) as a screening tool for cardiac involvement in general Paediatric diseases
Welisch E, Norozi K, Rauch R
Clin Res Cardiol. 2011 Sept; 100(9):723-30

Comment on: Interest of b-blockers in patients with right ventricular systemic dysfunction
Norozi K, Rosenberg HC, Buchhorn R
Cardiology in the Young. 2011 Aug; 21(4):475-6

GDF-15: An additional diagnostic tool for the risk stratification of developing heart failure in patients with operated congenital heart defects
Norozi K, Buchhorn R, Yasin A, Geyer S, Seabrook JA, Wessel A
Am Health J. 2011 Jul; 162(1):131-5

Long term follow up of pseudoinfarction pattern in two children
Wessel A, Harms K, Norozi K
Clinical Research in Cardiology. 2011 Jun; 100(6):539-541

Physical stress testing of bovine jugular veins using magnetic resonance imaging, echocardiography and electrical velocimetry
Boethig D, Ernst F, Sarikouch S, Norozi K, Lotz J, Opherk JP, Meister M, Breymann T
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2010 Jun; 10(6):877-83

NT-Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Levels in Infants with Failure to Thrive due to Caloric Deprivation
Mänhardt LB, Norozi K, Müller C, Willaschek C, Kostuch B, Buchhorn R
Int J Pediatr. 2010; 2010:983468

In vivo imaging of the cyclic changes in cross-sectional shape of the ventricular segment of pulsating embryonic chick hearts at stages 14 to 17: a contribution to the understanding of the ontogenesis of cardiac pumping function
Männer J, Thrane L, Norozi K, Yelbuz TM
Dev Dyn. 2009 Dec; 238(12):3273-84

Cough: a potentially life-threatening condition after interventional closure of atrial septal defect
Schoof S, Norozi K, Breymann T, Wessel A, Bertram H
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2009 Sep; 2(5):e30-1

Intravenous luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone has no effect on serum N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide in children and adolescents
Norozi K, Binder L, Brack C, Potthoff L, Hess G, Wessel A
Pediatr Int. 2009 Apr; 51(2):283-8

Chances of employment in women and men after surgery of congenital heart disease: comparisons between patients and the general population
Geyer S, Norozi K, Buchhorn R, Wessel A
Congenit Heart Dis. 2009 Jan; 4(1):25-33

Aminoterminal Pro B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) Levels for Monitoring Interventions in Paediatric Cardiac Patients with Stenotic Lesions
Welisch E, Kleesiek K, Haas N, Norozi K, Rauch R, Filler G
Int J Pediatr. 2009; 2009:241376

Beta-blockade does not alter plasma cytokine concentrations and ventricular function in young adults with right ventricular dysfunction secondary to operated congenital heart disease
Norozi K, Buchhorn R, Wessel A, Bahlmann J, Raab B, Geyer S, Kuehne T, Beibei L, Werdan K, Loppnow H
Circ J. 2008 May; 72(5):747-52

The influence of congenital heart disease on psychological conditions in adolescents and adults after corrective surgery
Norozi K, Zoege M, Buchhorn R, Wessel A, Geyer S
Congenit Heart Dis. 2006 Nov; 1(6):282-8

Study participation and nonresponse in a population of adolescents and adults with operated congenital heart disease (GUCH patients)
Geyer S, Zoege M, Norozi K, Kempa A, Buchhorn R, Wessel A
Congenit Heart Dis. 2008 Jan; 3(1):26-32

Additional publications



Phone: (519) 685-8500, x56062
Fax: (519) 685-8156
Email: kambiz [dot] norozi [at] lhsc [dot] on [dot] ca
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