Board certified in pediatric cardiology and pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Kenneth Rouillard joined Valley Children’s as a pediatric cardiologist in April 1998.
Dr. Rouillard has specialized expertise in using echocardiography (including transthoracic, transesophageal, intraoperative, and fetal echocardiography) as well as electrocardiography (including Holter and multievent EKG monitoring). His primary aim is to perform comprehensive noninvasive diagnostic evaluations on children and fetuses referred with suspected or known congenital heart disease. The results of these non-invasive studies are essential in making the best decisions about the treatments needed to repair abnormal conditions.
An active member of Valley Children’s medical staff , Dr. Rouillard previously served as medical director of the Cardiac Testing Center and chair of the Patient Safety Committee. Valley Children’s recognized him with its Board of Trustees Meritorious Award for his contributions to improving patient safety, and for his involvement in developing Valley Children’s specialty care center in Merced.
Dr. Rouillard is an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. His research experience includes predictors of postoperative junctional ectopic tachycardia among patients undergoing tetralogy of Fallot repair, and echocardiographic predictors of outcomes following an arterial switch procedure.
He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Heart Association and the American Society of Echocardiography.
A graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Rouillard completed his pediatric residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he was named Outstanding Resident in Pediatric Intensive Care. He completed his fellowship training in pediatric cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Rouillard is also a proud husband and father of two sons. His personal experience of having both boys as patients at Valley Children’s helps Dr. Rouillard relate well to parents. He enjoys spending his free time coaching soccer, watching the Disney Channel and sports on television, and helping at his children’s school.