Editorial Board

Justin T. Tretter

Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Editor in Chief

Justin T. Tretter, MD, is a non-invasive imager (echocardiography, MRI and CT) and cardiac morphologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship at New York University Langone Medical Center, with a fourth year of training in advanced cardiac imaging at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, with additional mentorship and training in cardiac morphology under the guidance of Professor Robert Anderson. In addition to his specialization in advanced cardiac imaging, he manages a Cardiovascular Genetics and Aortopathy Clinic at his institution. His general research interests include understanding clinically relevant detailed cardiac anatomy to improve diagnostic assessment, surgical and interventional approaches and outcomes. Currently, through his international multi-institutional collaborations, he has helped to describe novel understanding of variation in the aortic root and its relationship to the atrioventricular conduction system, and is currently investigating its implications for transcutaneous aortic valve implantation and resulting conduction damage. He has ongoing developmental, anatomical and imaging investigations to support a clinically relevant evidence-based approach to the nomenclature of ventricular septal defects. As the co-editor of the Pediatric Cardiac Learning Center, he aims to drive an evidence-based global platform for education of trainees, and resources and networking for practicing providers of children with both acquired and congenital heart disease.

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Justin T. Tretter

Justin T. Tretter

Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Editor in Chief

Justin T. Tretter

Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Editor in Chief

Theresa ( Terry) Faulkner

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Associate Editor

Terry Faulkner is a registered nurse with a doctorate degree in nursing practice from the University of Cincinnati. She has 38 years of cardiac experience and is the technical editor / program manager, overseeing the development of the global adult congenital heart disease and a pediatric cardiac learning center. Under her leadership as the ACHD program manager at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Terry's program was awarded the ACHD comprehensive center accreditation in 2016. Terry's fellowship program also received the ACGME ACHD fellowship accreditation in April 2017. She is actively a mentor for ACHD programs seeking to start a formal program or seeking site accreditation. Terry is the leader and organizer of the ACHD nursing orientation educational steering committee and is actively working to create an ACHD nursing/ physician assistant global organization where nurses and PA's from all over the world can develop and share nursing/PA expertise related to care of the patients with CHD.

Tarek Alsaied

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Associate Editor

Tarek Alsaied, MD, is a non-invasive pediatric cardiologist and imager (fetal echocardiography, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, cardiac MRI and CT) at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, with a fourth year of training in advanced cardiac imaging at Boston Children’s Hospital. He also has special interest in research and completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Translational research from University of Cincinnati. His general research interests include imaging patients with Fontan physiology and using imaging markers to predict the clinical outcomes in this patient population. He is also interested in defining the cardiac involvement in sickle cell anemia patients. Dr. Alsaied is very interesting in fellow education and was the editorial board member for pediatric cardiology for the American College of Cardiology website. As an editorial board member of the Pediatric Cardiac Learning Center, he aims to participate in navigating the power of the recent massive communication explosion to create an evidence-based global platform for education of the next generation of pediatric cardiologists

Rohit Loomba

Chicago, Illinois, US

Associate Editor

Rohit Loomba is a pediatric cardiac intensivist at Advocate Children’s Heart Institute in Chicago, IL. Rohit completed his pediatrics residency and his cardiology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI and then completed an advanced fellowship in cardiac critical care at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rohit has a strong interest in “big data”, having utilized many large datasets to help answer clinical questions. While published on many topics he has focused much of his research on isomerism (so-called “heterotaxy”) and its impacts on ciliary function. Rohit has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and has published 4 book chapters. Along with an interest in research, Rohit also is interested in cardiac morphology and is the curator of the Maurice Lev Archive in Chicago, IL which is home to approximately 3,500 specimens. His training in cardiac morphology was provided by Dr. Robert Anderson with whom he has been able to describe many novel morphologic findings over the course of the past few years.

Sathish Mallenahalli Chikkabyrappa

Seattle, Washington, US

Associate Editor

Sathish Mallenahalli Chikkabyrappa, MD, is a general pediatric cardiologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship training at New York University Langone Medical Center. His interests include transthoracic and fetal echocardiography, with specific interest in strain analysis in different patient populations. Other interests include trainee education and simulation-based learning.

Saurabh Gupta

New Dehli, India

Associate Editor

Dr. Saurabh K Gupta MBBS, MD, DM is Associate Professor of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He obtained his medical education and training from some of the most reputed medical institutes in India. An astute clinician, Dr. Gupta takes care of patients with congenital and structural heart diseases. He has more than 70 publications in indexed journals and has contributed many book chapters in textbooks of Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiology. His research interest is in the systematic analysis of morpho-anatomy of malformed hearts in the living using modern cardiac imaging techniques. He also has a keen interest in developing low-cost solutions for advanced three-dimensional visualization of intracardiac anatomy for education and clinical decision making. He is a strong advocate of interdisciplinary interaction to improve clinical outcomes of patients with cardiac malformations.

Colin Mcmahon

Dublin, Ireland

Associate Editor

Dr. Colin McMahon MD, FRCPI, FRCPCH, FAAP FACC, FAHA, MBA is a Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland. He has over 20-years postgraduate experience as a doctor and trained in Dublin Ireland, London, UK (Great Ormond Street) and Houston, Texas, (Texas Children’s Hospital) USA. He returned to Ireland as a consultant in 2005. He has authored over 100 per reviewed publications and 10 book chapters. He has mentored, coached and educated medical students and other health care professionals. He also has led quality improvement initiatives in healthcare in Ireland. He pursued his MBA to broaden his expertise as a facilitator of improvements in healthcare. He is a strong advocate of education for medical trainees as a life-long pursuit. He is currently completing his Masters Health Physician Education.

Luc Mertens

Toronto, ON, Canada

Associate Editor

Dr. Mertens is currently the Echocardiography Section Head at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Mertens obtained his medical degree and a doctoral degree in Medical Sciences (Physiology and Molecular Biology) at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology at the University Hospitals Leuven and at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN (USA). He worked as a pediatric cardiologist at the University Hospitals in Leuven between 1998 and 2008. His clinical expertise is in pediatric echocardiography. His research interests focus on studying cardiac function in children.

Theresa ( Terry) Faulkner

Theresa ( Terry) Faulkner

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Associate Editor

Theresa ( Terry) Faulkner

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Associate Editor

Tarek Alsaied

Tarek Alsaied

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Associate Editor

Tarek Alsaied

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Associate Editor

Rohit Loomba

Rohit Loomba

Chicago, Illinois, US

Associate Editor

Rohit Loomba

Chicago, Illinois, US

Associate Editor

Sathish Mallenahalli Chikkabyrappa

Sathish Mallenahalli Chikkabyrappa

Seattle, Washington, US

Associate Editor

Sathish Mallenahalli Chikkabyrappa

Seattle, Washington, US

Associate Editor

Saurabh Gupta

Saurabh Gupta

New Dehli, India

Associate Editor

Saurabh Gupta

New Dehli, India

Associate Editor

Colin Mcmahon

Colin Mcmahon

Dublin, Ireland

Associate Editor

Colin Mcmahon

Dublin, Ireland

Associate Editor

Luc Mertens

Luc Mertens

Toronto, ON, Canada

Associate Editor

Luc Mertens

Toronto, ON, Canada

Associate Editor

Content Developers

John Finley

Halifax, NS, Canada

Cardiac Auscultation

John P Finley MD studied in Physics at Dalhousie University and Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Dr. Finley received his M.D. at McGill University in 1973. This was followed by residencies in Pediatrics at Montreal Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Cardiology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and cardiology research at the Toronto General Hospital. From 1978 to 2014, he was a Pediatric Cardiologist at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Head of the Division from 1986 to 2007. He is currently a staff cardiologist at the Adult Congenital Heart Clinic at the Halifax Infirmary and is Professor of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University (post-retirement). Professional activities have included clinical practice and teaching of Pediatric and adult congenital Cardiology, and research in Cardiology and Telemedicine, in which he has pioneered applications for remote diagnosis of heart disease in children. New methods of teaching of auscultation of heart sounds have been a longstanding research interest outlined in a recent book and online teaching program. Dr. Finley is a member of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, the Canadian Pediatric Cardiology Association and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr Finley’s many interests include playing flute and penny whistle with an Irish band, sailing and kayaking, cycling, skiing, and travel, especially to Australia.

Shawn Batlivala

Cincinnati, OH, US

Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Batlivala graduated from the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine in 2005 after completing a 7-year combined BS & MD. He then completed pediatrics residency at UF, later serving as chief resident. From 2009-2012, he was a pediatric cardiology fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital. He then completed an advanced clinical fellowship in interventional pediatric cardiac catheterization at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia from 2012-13. Dr. Batlivala joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in 2013. At UMMC, he helped create the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship and served as the Program Director. He also served as Director of all Pediatric Fellowship Training Programs. He was later appointed Interim Division Chief in September 2017. Last, he completed a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation in December 2017. Dr. Batlivala transitioned from UMMC to join the faculty at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in March 2018.

Justin Tretter

Cincinnati, OH, US

Cardiac Morphology and Development

Justin T. Tretter, MD, is a non-invasive imager (echocardiography, MRI and CT) and cardiac morphologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship at New York University Langone Medical Center, with a fourth year of training in advanced cardiac imaging at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, with additional mentorship and training in cardiac morphology under the guidance of Professor Robert Anderson. In addition to his specialization in advanced cardiac imaging, he manages a Cardiovascular Genetics and Aortopathy Clinic at his institution. His general research interests include understanding clinically relevant detailed cardiac anatomy to improve diagnostic assessment, surgical and interventional approaches and outcomes. Currently, through his international multi-institutional collaborations, he has helped to describe novel understanding of variation in the aortic root and its relationship to the atrioventricular conduction system, and is currently investigating its implications for transcutaneous aortic valve implantation and resulting conduction damage. He has ongoing developmental, anatomical and imaging investigations to support a clinically relevant evidence-based approach to the nomenclature of ventricular septal defects. As the co-editor of the Pediatric Cardiac Learning Center, he aims to drive an evidence-based global platform for education of trainees, and resources and networking for practicing providers of children with both acquired and congenital heart disease.

Jennifer Gerardin

Milwaukee, WI, US

CT/MRI

Jennifer Gerardin, MD, is a non-invasive imager (MRI and CT), pediatric and adult congenital cardiologist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Medical College of Wisconsin. She is trained in both pediatrics and internal medicine. She completed her pediatric cardiology fellowship at University of Minnesota and then finished a fourth and fifth year at Emory University training in adult congenital heart disease and advanced cardiac imaging. Throughout her cardiology training and early career, she has been very active in the American Academy of Pediatrics and is currently on the Section of Med-Peds executive board. Her general research interests include understanding transition and transfer of care of adult congenital heart disease patients and identifying early imaging indicators of Fontan failure. As the MRI and CT work group leader of the Pediatric Cardiac Learning Center, she aims to make advanced imaging more approachable to trainees and improved educational resources for trainees and practicing providers of children.

Claudio Capelli

London, UK

3D Modeling

Claudio Capelli PhD, graduated from Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) in 2006. Claudio then moved to London at UCL & Great Ormond Street Hospital in 2008 where he started his PhD project in Biomedical Engineering under the supervision of Prof Philipp Bonhoeffer, Prof. Andrew M. Taylor and Dr. Silvia Schievano. During his PhD project Claudio had the chance to conduct multidisciplinary research. In addition, Claudio had the possibility of an internship at Medtronic Inc (Mounds View, Minnesota, USA). In 2012, Claudio completed his PhD and continued to work as a post-doc research fellow at UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science. He currently collaborate with several research groups within UCL, other academic centres in Europe and US and industry for simulation software development and medical devices.

Alison Marsden

Stanford, CA, US

3D Modeling

Alison Marsden is an associate professor and Wall Center scholar in the departments of Pediatrics, Bioengineering, and, by courtesy, Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. From 2007-2015 she was a faculty member in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of California San Diego. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University in 1998, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford in 2005 working with Prof. Parviz Moin. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University in Bioengineering and Pediatric Cardiology from 2005-07 working with Charles Taylor and Jeffrey Feinstein. She was the recipient of a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface in 2007, an NSF CAREER award in 2011, and is a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers. She received the UCSD graduate student association faculty mentor award in 2014 and MAE department teaching award at UCSD in 2015. She has published over 90 peer reviewed journal papers, and has received funding from the NSF, NIH, and several private foundations. She is currently on the editorial boards of several leading journals in biomechanics. Her work focuses on the development of numerical methods for cardiovascular blood flow simulation, medical device design, application of optimization to large-scale fluid mechanics simulations, and application of engineering tools to impact patient care in cardiovascular surgery and congenital heart disease.

Josh Kailin

Houston, TX, US

Echocardiography

Dr. Josh Kailin is a faculty member and assistant professor of pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine. He is a pediatric cardiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. His area of expertise is in non invasive imaging. Dr. Kailin performed a pediatric cardiology fellowship at Children’s Hospital Colorado and spent an additional year of training in non invasive imaging at Sibley Heart Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He is the creator and editor of an educational pediatric echocardiography website called pedecho which has been widely used by trainees and pediatric cardiology fellowships across the country to train medical professionals in non invasive imaging.

Akash Patel

San Francisco, CA, US

Electrophysiology

Akash Patel MD CEPS FHRS is a Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiologist at the University of California – San Francisco. Dr. Patel received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency, cardiology fellowship, NIH-funded research fellowship, and pediatric and congenital electrophysiology fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He remained on faculty there before joining the University of California – San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital in 2013. He has a strong interest in medical education and currently serves as the Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship. Dr. Patel’s primary research interests including quality improvement, practice variation, signal processing and analysis, new technologies, and cardiovascular arrhythmia genetics in pediatrics and congenital heart disease.

Ulrike Herberg

Klinikumbonn, Germany

Fetal Cardiology

Ulrike Herberg, MD, PhD, is a paediatric cardiologist at the University of Bonn, Germany, working in the field of perinatal and paediatric cardiology; in close collaboration with the Department of Prenatal Medicine and Therapy in Bonn, Germany (Prof. Dr. U. Gembruch, Prof Dr. A. Geipel, Prof Dr. C. Berg). Her scientific focus is: Prenatal diagnosis and therapy of fetal heart disease; pre- and postnatal 3D- echocardiography She is the current chairman of the Fetal Working Group (AEPC) Ongoing studies: AEPC multicenter-study of fetal critical aortic stenosis as well as IFCIR international multicenter registry Participation at the fetal multicenter tachycardia study (FAST Trial) Pre- and postnatal follow up of Twin-Twin-Transfusion Syndrome Borderline left ventricle – pre- and postnatal follow up Fetal interventions in critical aortic stenosis Multicenter Study: Reference values for 3D-echocardiography.

Saul Flores

Houston, TX, US

Intensive care

Dr. Saul Flores provides care for patients with congenital and acquired heart disease requiring critical care at Texas Children's Hospital. Prior to that Dr. Flores completed training in Cardiology, Critical Care and Cardiac Critical Care at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Flores' research focuses on understanding stress response mechanisms after cardiopulmonary bypass for cardiac surgery in children focusing on the interaction between cortisol and thyroid hormone and their receptors. Dr. Flores is also an active educator as he is part of the Baylor College of Medicine Faculty College, a program developed to foster educational leaders. Dr. Flores was recently awarded the Texas Children's Hospital Educational Scholarship Award to develop an educational platform using principles of meaningful gamification to accelerate the learning-to-mastery for early pediatric cardiology learners.

Rohit Loomba

Chicago, IL, US

Intensive Care

Rohit Loomba, MD is a pediatric cardiac intensivist at Advocate Children’s Heart Institute in Chicago, IL. Rohit completed his pediatrics residency and his cardiology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI and then completed an advanced fellowship in cardiac critical care at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rohit has a strong interest in “big data”, having utilized many large datasets to help answer clinical questions. While published on many topics he has focused much of his research on isomerism (so-called “heterotaxy”) and its impacts on ciliary function. Rohit has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and has published 4 book chapters. Along with an interest in research, Rohit also is interested in cardiac morphology and is the curator of the Maurice Lev Archive in Chicago, IL which is home to approximately 3,500 specimens. His training in cardiac morphology was provided by Dr. Robert Anderson with whom he has been able to describe many novel morphologic findings over the course of the past few years.

Richard Lion

Loma Linda, CA, US

Intensive Care

Richard Lion is a pediatric cardiac intensivist at Loma Linda University Childrens Hospital in Loma Linda, CA. He completed his pediatric residency at University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. He then completed his pediatric critical care fellowship and advanced training in cardiac critical care at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. His clinical and research interests are in cardiac physiology, cardiac intensive care curriculum and education development and integration of technology into medical education. He is actively working on a clinical educational research project implementing three dimensional modeling for cardiac intensive care education.

Sarah Bowdin

Oxford, UK

Cardiovascular Genetics

Dr. Sarah Bowdin graduated from the University of Southampton Medical School England. She completed her training in general paediatrics and neonatology in London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland, obtaining membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2001. Bowdin then trained in Clinical Genetics in the West Midlands Regional Genetics unit, England. During the four-year clinical training program, she also undertook a Masters degree in Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Medicine at University College London. Bowdin joined The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in July 2008 as a Staff Geneticist. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at University of Toronto, Member of the Medical Board of Directors for the Loeys-Dietz Foundation (Canada and US) and sits on various divisional and hospital-based committees. Clinical Care Activities Bowdin's clinical care activities include craniosyntosis, cleft lip and palate, dysmorphology, and cardiac genetics. Research Activities Cardiac Genetics Orofacial clefting

Alan O’Donnell

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Cardiothoracic Surgery Assistant

Alan O’Donnell, PA-C is a cardiothoracic surgery physician assistant at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH. He completed his undergraduate degree at Michigan State University and Master of Science degree at Touro University – Nevada. His clinical areas of interest are cardiac morphology, single-ventricle palliative procedures, heart and lung transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support. He serves as the heart/lung transplant liaison for cardiothoracic surgery and created a training program for advanced practice providers to become ACIN-credentialed primary heart and lung procurement surgeons. Alan’s clinical interests also include creating videos of congenital heart and lung surgery. His videos have been featured in Anderson’s Paediatric Cardiology (4e) and have been presented at STS, AATS, EACTS, and various other conferences.

Ashley Collins

Meridian, MS, US

Nursing

In 2004, Ashley Collins Roy received a BSN from Florida State University and then in 2015 received my DNP in Health Systems from the University of Iowa. She also completed a post-graduate Nurse Science Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. She developed an evidence-driven staffing model based on patient acuity, nurse experience and mentorship. and is actively involved in a research study exploring the nursing experience from the perspective of an experienced pediatric critical care nurse. Her research interests include safe nurse staffing and retention of experienced nurses.Her clinical background is caring for cardiovascular acute and critical care patients with the last 7 years focused in leadership, education and professional development. My leadership motto is "If you aren't taking care of patients, you better be taking care of someone taking care of patients.” She practices as a nurse manager and is an instructor at Galen College of Nursing specializes in curriculum development and instructional design for online courses. She has participated in several medical mission trips to Kingston, Jamaica with a team of pediatric cardiovascular experts to repair congenital heart defects. She and her husband live in Meridian, MS where he is an instructor pilot with the Royal Navy stationed at the United States Naval Air Station base.In 2004, Ashley Collins Roy received a BSN from Florida State University and then in 2015 received my DNP in Health Systems from the University of Iowa. She also completed a post-graduate Nurse Science Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. She developed an evidence-driven staffing model based on patient acuity, nurse experience and mentorship. and is actively involved in a research study exploring the nursing experience from the perspective of an experienced pediatric critical care nurse. Her research interests include safe nurse staffing and retention of experienced nurses.Her clinical background is caring for cardiovascular acute and critical care patients with the last 7 years focused in leadership, education and professional development. My leadership motto is "If you aren't taking care of patients, you better be taking care of someone taking care of patients.” She practices as a nurse manager and is an instructor at Galen College of Nursing specializes in curriculum development and instructional design for online courses. She has participated in several medical mission trips to Kingston, Jamaica with a team of pediatric cardiovascular experts to repair congenital heart defects. She and her husband live in Meridian, MS where he is an instructor pilot with the Royal Navy stationed at the United States Naval Air Station base.

Alan Magee

Southampton, UK

Pediatric Cardiology Fellows

Alan Magee MD, was trained in medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast followed by Pediatrics at the Royal hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. Alan then spent three years as a fellow in Pediatric Cardiology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto specialising in the catheter treatment of children with congenital heart disease. He was appointed to a locum consultant position in Guy's Hospital in 1998 followed by appointment to a substantive consultant position at the Royal Brompton Hospital in 1999. Alan is a member of council of the BCCA and Chair of the SAC in Pediatric Cardiology at the Royal College of Physicians.

Ivan Wilmot

Cincinnati, OH, US

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY FELLOWS

Clinical Advanced heart failure; transplantation; mechanical circulatory support and transplant; cardiomyopathyResearchCare of children with advanced heart failure requiring mechanical circulatory support bridge to transplant; quality of life in children with heart failure, transplant and mechanical circulatory support (MCS); advanced strain imaging in evaluation of ventricular function in pediatric heart transplant patients.Biography Ivan Wilmot, MD, graduated summa cum laude from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in zoology. In 1998 he began medical school at Emory University. His general pediatrics residency training took place at the Emory Affiliated Hospitals from 2002 to 2006. He completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship training from 2006 to 2009, and advanced fellowship in heart failure and transplant from 2009 to 2010.His clinical and research interests focus on heart failure, cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support (MCS).

Michael Khoury

Edmonton, AB, Canada

Preventive Cardiology

Michael Khoury, MD, is a Pediatric Preventive Cardiologist at Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Canada. He completed his medical school training at the University of Western Ontario and Pediatric Residency at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, where he was the chief resident. His Pediatric Cardiology training was completed at the Hospital for Sick Children and Stollery Children’s Hospital. He undertook a 1 year fellowship in Pediatric Preventive Cardiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Khoury’s clinical and academic center around the screening, identification, and risk stratification of inherited lipid disorders and pediatric hypertension, as well as the utility of cardiac rehabilitation in the pediatric population.

Matthias Gorenflo

Heidelberg, Germany

Pulmonary Hypertension

Prof. Matthias GorenfloMedical Director of the Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Diseases at Heidelberg University HospitalSpeciality Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart DiseasesLanguages English, GermanGraduated 1985 (33 years since graduation)Education 1979 – 1985 : Freiburg University Medical School, Germany.Professional Experience Consultant and Head of Department,Dept. Paed. Cardiology,Univ. Children’s Hospital, Heidelberg, GermanyLecturer: Paediatric Cardiology,University of Heidelberg, Germany1986 – 1987 : Assistant, Surgical Pathology.1987 – 1988 : Junior House Officer, Cardiology.1988 - 1994 : Junior and Senior House Officer, Paediatrics Kinderklinik der FU Berlin (Prof. H. Helge).1994 : Research Fellow Institute of Child Health, London (Prof. S.G. Haworth).1995 : Registrar, Dept. Congenital Heart Disease, German Heart Center Berlin, Germany.1995 – 2008 : Registrar and Senior Registrar Dept. Paed. Cardiology, Univ. Med. Ctr. Heidelberg, Germany.2000 : Senior Registrar (“Oberarzt”).2008 – 2010 : Consultant - Paediatric Cardiology, UZ Leuven, KU Leuven – Leuven, Belgium.Chair, Department of Paediatric Cardiology, University of Heidelberg Med. Ctr., Heidelberg, Germany.Certifications March 1995 : Medical specialist examination: “Paediatrics“ (Berlin).January 1998 : Certified Qualification: ”Paediatric Intensive Care” (Heidelberg).June 2000 : Certified Qualification: “Paediatric Cardiology” (Karlsruhe).Memberships1. German Society for Paediatric Cardiology, active member in working group “Interventional Cardiology”.2. German Society for Cardiology (DGK), active member in working group: ”AG 25: Pulmonale Hypertonie”.3. AEPC.4. German Society for Neonatology and Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine.5. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin.

Mona Momeni

Brussels, Belgium

Cardiac Anesthesia

ACADEMIC POSITION: Mona Momeni is Professor of Anesthesiology and Clinical Director of cardiac anesthesia for congenital heart disease at the Department of Anesthesiology, Cliniques universitaires Saint Luc, Brussels. EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Dr Momeni obtained her PhD in Medical Sciences in November 2012 with the title: 'New insights into the production and the pleiotropic effects of erythropoietin'. She specialized in the field of adult and congenital cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. She has a certificate in transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography and routinely performs intraoperative TEE. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Mona Momeni is Editor of Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica and reviewer for several anesthesiology journals. She is also a member of the EACTA Paediatric & Congenital committee.

Liesl Zuhlke

Cape Town, South Africa

Acquired Heart Disease

Dr Liesl Zühlke, MB ChB DCH FCPAeds MPH FESC PhD trained as a Paediatric Cardiologist in Cape Town and Dusseldorf, Germany. She has a MPH in clinical research methods, and a doctorate on outcomes in Rheumatic Heart Disease.Dr Zuhlke is widely regarded as an emerging leader in cardiovascular medicine on the African continent. Her major research interests lie in Rheumatic Heart Disease and congenital heart disease. An honorary senior lecturer in the Dept of Pediatric Cardiology at RXH, she now works full-time as a post-doctoral researcher , managing several large scale RHD projects in SA and on the continent Africa. In this capacity, she has been instrumental in the development, coordination and management of a Global Rheumatic Heart Disease Registry (the REMEDY study) involving 25 sites, in 12 African countries, Yemen and India., recently published to acclaim in the European Heart Journal.She has received a number of awards including an academic excellence award from Discovery, NIH Fogarty Fellowship, a Wellcome CIDRI award and an early career Thrasher award. She is currently the Hamilton Naki Clinical Scholar, an award given to clinical scholars of excellence. She is the president of the paediatric cardiac society of South Africa, the president-elect of the South African Heart Association and the chairperson of the Paediatric task-force of the Pan-AFrican Society of Cardiology.She is on the board of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa and is co-director of Rheach (Rheumatic Heart Disease-Evidence, Advocacy, Communication and Hope), the recipient of one of the largest grants from Medtronic Philanthropy for work in Rheumatic heart disease. The initiative will be providing scientific and technical support for Global RHD programmes over the next five years. She has also recently established a research unit for paediatric and congenital heart disease, the Childrens Heart Disease Research Unit, which is based at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town. She co-edited a special edition of the Global Heart Journal focused on the “Continued challenges in Rheumatic Heart Disease” with Professors Carapetis, Peth Australia, Taubert, American Heart Association and Narula, Mount Sinai Hospital. She is one of the authors of the Mosi-O-Tunya call to action for RHD and a white paper publication of research priorities for Rheumatic Fever and rheumatic heart disease.

John Lawrenson

Cape Town, South Africa

Acquired Heart Disease

John Lawrenson, MB BCh, MMed, FCP (SA)Head, Paediatric Cardiology Service of the Western Cape, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Stellenbosch UniversityJohn Lawrenson is a reformed adult cardiologist who spends his days looking after children with heart disease in the Western Cape at Tygerberg and Red Cross Children’s hospitals. His interests include echocardiography and the life-time management of patients with complex heart disease.Harold Pribut, MB ChB, DA, FCPPaeds (SA)Paediatric cardiologist, Private practice, Christian Barnard Hospital, Cape TownHarold Pribut is a paediatric cardiologist in private practice who taught the first author most of what he knows. His interests also include the care of complex patients and echocardiography. He also wants to become the world’s first 60-year-old professional cyclist.

Saurabh Gupta

New Delhi, India

General Cardiology

Dr. Saurabh K Gupta MBBS, MD, DM is Associate Professor of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He obtained his medical education and training from some of the most reputed medical institutes in India. An astute clinician, Dr. Gupta takes care of patients with congenital and structural heart diseases. He has more than 70 publications in indexed journals and has contributed many book chapters in textbooks of Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiology. His research interest is in the systematic analysis of morpho-anatomy of malformed hearts in the living using modern cardiac imaging techniques. He also has a keen interest in developing low-cost solutions for advanced three-dimensional visualization of intracardiac anatomy for education and clinical decision making. He is a strong advocate of interdisciplinary interaction to improve clinical outcomes of patients with cardiac malformations.

Adam Powell

Cincinnati, OH, US

Exercise Cardiology

Adam Powell is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Cincinnati and a general cardiologist with interest in exercise cardiology in the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center since 2018. Prior to his time at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Adam Powell earned his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC and completed fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Prior to completion of fellowship, he served in the United States Air Force as a general pediatrician for 7 years.Adam Powell specializes in general cardiology and pediatric exercise cardiology. His clinical research interest include assessing the adaptation to exercise utilizing cardiopulmonary exercise testing and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, particularly in patients with congenital heart, hematologic and oncologic diseases. In addition to his clinical duties, he serves as co-Medical Director of Project Adam, a hospital-based community outreach program supporting written and practiced cardiac emergency response plans for sudden cardiac arrest in schools.

Raman Krishna Kumar

Kochi, India

Cardiology in Low and Middle Income Countries

Dr. Krishna Kumar is presently a clinical professor and head of the department of pediatric cardiology at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Amrita University, Cochin. He first trained in adult cardiology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (1989-90) and then did his fellowship in pediatric Cardiology from Children’s Hospital Boston, USA (1994-1996). After returning to India, he helped establish the pediatric heart program at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in 1998 where he is the professor and head of department. Under his leadership, this program acquired global reputation in quality of clinical services, research and training. The pediatric heart program at AIMS, Cochin was awarded the and BMJ award for quality improvement (2014) for delivering outstanding clinical outcomes and has trained a substantial proportion of the national work force in pediatric cardiology.His clinical focus is diverse because of the unique requirements of the population he serves. This includes imaging, catheter interventions and intensive care. His chief research interests relate to epidemiology of pediatric heart disease in the developing world and developing cost effective clinical strategies for pediatric cardiac care in low resource environments. He has published over 160 indexed original and review articles.

John Finley

John Finley

Halifax, NS, Canada

Cardiac Auscultation

John Finley

Halifax, NS, Canada

Cardiac Auscultation

Shawn Batlivala

Shawn Batlivala

Cincinnati, OH, US

Cardiac Catheterization

Shawn Batlivala

Cincinnati, OH, US

Cardiac Catheterization

Justin Tretter

Justin Tretter

Cincinnati, OH, US

Cardiac Morphology and Development

Justin Tretter

Cincinnati, OH, US

Cardiac Morphology and Development

Jennifer Gerardin

Jennifer Gerardin

Milwaukee, WI, US

CT/MRI

Jennifer Gerardin

Milwaukee, WI, US

CT/MRI

Claudio Capelli

Claudio Capelli

London, UK

3D Modeling

Claudio Capelli

London, UK

3D Modeling

Alison Marsden

Alison Marsden

Stanford, CA, US

3D Modeling

Alison Marsden

Stanford, CA, US

3D Modeling

Josh Kailin

Josh Kailin

Houston, TX, US

Echocardiography

Josh Kailin

Houston, TX, US

Echocardiography

Akash Patel

Akash Patel

San Francisco, CA, US

Electrophysiology

Akash Patel

San Francisco, CA, US

Electrophysiology

Ulrike Herberg

Ulrike Herberg

Klinikumbonn, Germany

Fetal Cardiology

Ulrike Herberg

Klinikumbonn, Germany

Fetal Cardiology

Saul Flores

Saul Flores

Houston, TX, US

Intensive care

Saul Flores

Houston, TX, US

Intensive care

Rohit Loomba

Rohit Loomba

Chicago, IL, US

Intensive Care

Rohit Loomba

Chicago, IL, US

Intensive Care

Richard Lion

Richard Lion

Loma Linda, CA, US

Intensive Care

Richard Lion

Loma Linda, CA, US

Intensive Care

Sarah Bowdin

Sarah Bowdin

Oxford, UK

Cardiovascular Genetics

Sarah Bowdin

Oxford, UK

Cardiovascular Genetics

Alan O’Donnell

Alan O’Donnell

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Cardiothoracic Surgery Assistant

Alan O’Donnell

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Cardiothoracic Surgery Assistant

Ashley Collins

Ashley Collins

Meridian, MS, US

Nursing

Ashley Collins

Meridian, MS, US

Nursing

Alan Magee

Alan Magee

Southampton, UK

Pediatric Cardiology Fellows

Alan Magee

Southampton, UK

Pediatric Cardiology Fellows

Ivan Wilmot

Ivan Wilmot

Cincinnati, OH, US

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY FELLOWS

Ivan Wilmot

Cincinnati, OH, US

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY FELLOWS

Michael Khoury

Michael Khoury

Edmonton, AB, Canada

Preventive Cardiology

Michael Khoury

Edmonton, AB, Canada

Preventive Cardiology

Matthias Gorenflo

Matthias Gorenflo

Heidelberg, Germany

Pulmonary Hypertension

Matthias Gorenflo

Heidelberg, Germany

Pulmonary Hypertension

Mona Momeni

Mona Momeni

Brussels, Belgium

Cardiac Anesthesia

Mona Momeni

Brussels, Belgium

Cardiac Anesthesia

Liesl Zuhlke

Liesl Zuhlke

Cape Town, South Africa

Acquired Heart Disease

Liesl Zuhlke

Cape Town, South Africa

Acquired Heart Disease

John Lawrenson

John Lawrenson

Cape Town, South Africa

Acquired Heart Disease

John Lawrenson

Cape Town, South Africa

Acquired Heart Disease

Saurabh Gupta

Saurabh Gupta

New Delhi, India

General Cardiology

Saurabh Gupta

New Delhi, India

General Cardiology

Adam Powell

Adam Powell

Cincinnati, OH, US

Exercise Cardiology

Adam Powell

Cincinnati, OH, US

Exercise Cardiology

Raman Krishna Kumar

Raman Krishna Kumar

Kochi, India

Cardiology in Low and Middle Income Countries

Raman Krishna Kumar

Kochi, India

Cardiology in Low and Middle Income Countries