Editorial Board

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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.

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

Nico Blom

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Associate Editor

Nico A. Blom, M.D. is professor of pediatric cardiology and head of the Center for Congenital Heart Disease Amsterdam-Leiden, a collaboration between the University Medical Centers of Amsterdam and Leiden. His clinical expertise is in pediatric electrophysiology and interventional cardiology. His research focuses on arrhythmia in children and patients with congenital heart disease. He has authored over 200 peer reviewed papers and many book chapters. Currently, as scientific secretary of the Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology he is responsible for the scientific content of the annual AEPC meeting.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Skaistė Sendžikaitė

Vilnius, Lithuania

Associate Editor

Skaistė Sendžikaitė, MD, is a pediatric cardiologist at the Centre of Heart and Chest Surgery in Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos in Lithuania. She is a junior councilor for the Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology and an assistant lecturer at Vilnius University. Her research interest includes understanding early vascular aging and arterial hypertension in children with coarctation of the aorta.

Justin T. Tretter

Justin T. Tretter

Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Editor in Chief

Justin T. Tretter

Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Editor in Chief

Tarek Alsaied

Tarek Alsaied

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Associate Editor

Tarek Alsaied

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Associate Editor

Nico Blom

Nico Blom

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Associate Editor

Nico Blom

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Associate Editor

Sathish Mallenahalli Chikkabyrappa

Sathish Mallenahalli Chikkabyrappa

Seattle, Washington, US

Associate Editor

Sathish Mallenahalli Chikkabyrappa

Seattle, Washington, US

Associate Editor

Theresa ( Terry) Faulkner

Theresa ( Terry) Faulkner

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Associate Editor

Theresa ( Terry) Faulkner

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Associate Editor

Saurabh Gupta

Saurabh Gupta

New Dehli, India

Associate Editor

Saurabh Gupta

New Dehli, India

Associate Editor

Rohit Loomba

Rohit Loomba

Chicago, Illinois, US

Associate Editor

Rohit Loomba

Chicago, Illinois, US

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

Skaistė Sendžikaitė

Skaistė Sendžikaitė

Vilnius, Lithuania

Associate Editor

Skaistė Sendžikaitė

Vilnius, Lithuania

Associate Editor

Content Section Editors

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.

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.

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.

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.

Renelle George

Cleveland, OH, US

Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Renelle George is a pediatric cardiology Fellow at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH. She earned her medical degree from Howard University in Washington, DC and completed her pediatric residency training at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. Her interests include pediatric interventional cardiology, medical education, innovation, research, and global health. She is the Founder of AngioAtlas, which is a web-based angiographic library of congenital heart disease designed to improve learner understanding of congenital angiography. She is looking forward to her upcoming pediatric interventional cardiology fellowship training at Emory University/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and finally beginning her career in the wild wonderful world of cath!

Diane Spicer

Gainesville, FL, US

Cardiac Morphology and Development

Diane Spicer graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. In 1982 she started her training as a Pathologists’ Assistant at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. While there, she served as associate curator of the Frank Sherman and Cora Lennox Heart Museum and over the next eight years developed her interest and experience with congenital heart disease and cardiac morphology. During that time, she had the opportunity to work with one of the most significant mentors of her career, Professor Robert Anderson. In 1991, Diane moved to Tampa Florida and accepted a position as a pathologists’ assistant at Tampa General Hospital where she performed duties associated with all aspects of surgical and autopsy pathology. Also in 1991, she became a fellow member of the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants. Until 2007, she worked closely with another important mentor within the field of pediatric and fetal pathology, Dr. Enid Gilbert-Barness. Over the course of her career, Diane has participated in teaching the concepts of congenital heart disease and cardiac morphology to all types of health care professionals and in the medical schools at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of South Florida and the University of Florida. She has participated in many peer reviewed publications and has served on the faculty at many conferences. Currently, she is employed by the University of Florida, Department of Pediatric Cardiology and is the acting curator of the Van Mierop Congenital Cardiac Archive. In addition, she works as a private contractor as a pathologists’ assistant with special emphasis on fetal/pediatric pathology and congenital heart disease. As the senior archivist for the Archiving Working Group, which is a part of the International Society for Nomenclature for Paediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, she manages images for the web page that will correspond with the new ICD 11 codes

Preeti Ramachandran

Lexington, KY, US

Cardiology in Resource Limited Settings

Preeti Ramachandran is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky. She is a cardiac imager with expertise in cardiac MRI and fetal echocardiography. Dr. Ramachandran completed her medical school in Kolkata, India before moving to the United States to pursue residency, cardiology and advanced cardiac imaging training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She was also part of the Global Health Track during residency. Due to her background of having trained at both India and the US, she has keen interest in the global practice of pediatric cardiology. This has led her to serve on the editorial team of pediatric cardiology in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC). In her role, she hopes to create content applicable for learners and practitioners of pediatric cardiology in LMIC countries and serve as a bridge for thought leaders between the “east and the west”.

Raman Krishna Kumar

Kochi, India

Cardiology in Resource Limited Settings

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.

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.

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.

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.

Carolina Escudero

Edmonton, AB, Canada

Electrophysiology

Dr. Escudero is a pediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist at the Stollery Children's Hospital, and is an assistant professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. She completed her medical school training at McMaster University and pediatric residency at Memorial University. Dr. Escudero completed her pediatric cardiology training at the University of British Columbia and her clinical electrophysiology training at the Stollery Children's Hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children, and Boston Children's Hospital. She also obtained a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology during her clinical training. She is the Assistant Program Director for Pediatric Cardiology and the Program Director for Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology at the University of Alberta. Dr. Escudero's clinical and academic interests involve the management of electrophysiologic disorders in pediatric patients.

Kara S. Motonaga

Stanford, CA, US

Electrophysiology

Kara S. Motonaga, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P is a pediatric and adult congenital electrophysiologist at Stanford University. She works at both Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and Stanford Hospital and Clinics Medical Center. She completed her pediatric cardiology fellowship and advance fellowship training in pediatric electrophysiology at Stanford University. She is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric cardiology, and adult congenital heart disease. She is also certified by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners as a certified electrophysiology specialist in pediatrics (CEPS-P) and is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society. Her research focuses on cardiac resynchronization, ablation outcomes in children, and medical education. She is a founding faculty member and Co-Director of the Stanford University Pediatric Cardiology Boot Camp which is held annually each spring for incoming first year pediatric cardiology fellows from programs throughout North America. She also developed and is Director of the Stanford University Pediatric Cardiology Online Preparatory Course which is made available to incoming first year pediatric cardiology fellows throughout North America who are unable to attend the annual boot camp in person. She is looking forward to expanding her educational efforts to provide access to pediatric and congenital arrhythmia resources to learners across the globe!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alison Marsden

Alison Marsden

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3D Modeling

Alison Marsden

Stanford, CA, US

3D Modeling

Claudio Capelli

Claudio Capelli

London, UK

3D Modeling

Claudio Capelli

London, UK

3D Modeling

Mona Momeni

Mona Momeni

Brussels, Belgium

Cardiac Anesthesia

Mona Momeni

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Cardiac Anesthesia

John Finley

John Finley

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Cardiac Auscultation

John Finley

Halifax, NS, Canada

Cardiac Auscultation

Shawn Batlivala

Shawn Batlivala

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Cardiac Catheterization

Shawn Batlivala

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Cardiac Catheterization

Renelle George

Renelle George

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Cardiac Catheterization

Renelle George

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Cardiac Catheterization

Diane Spicer

Diane Spicer

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Cardiac Morphology and Development

Diane Spicer

Gainesville, FL, US

Cardiac Morphology and Development

Preeti Ramachandran

Preeti Ramachandran

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Cardiology in Resource Limited Settings

Preeti Ramachandran

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Cardiology in Resource Limited Settings

Raman Krishna Kumar

Raman Krishna Kumar

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Cardiology in Resource Limited Settings

Raman Krishna Kumar

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Cardiology in Resource Limited Settings

Alan O’Donnell

Alan O’Donnell

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Cardiothoracic Surgery Assistant

Alan O’Donnell

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Cardiothoracic Surgery Assistant

Jennifer Gerardin

Jennifer Gerardin

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CT/MRI

Jennifer Gerardin

Milwaukee, WI, US

CT/MRI

Josh Kailin

Josh Kailin

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Echocardiography

Josh Kailin

Houston, TX, US

Echocardiography

Carolina Escudero

Carolina Escudero

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Electrophysiology

Carolina Escudero

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Electrophysiology

Kara S. Motonaga

Kara S. Motonaga

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Electrophysiology

Kara S. Motonaga

Stanford, CA, US

Electrophysiology

Adam Powell

Adam Powell

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Exercise Cardiology

Adam Powell

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Exercise Cardiology

Ulrike Herberg

Ulrike Herberg

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Fetal Cardiology

Ulrike Herberg

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Fetal Cardiology

Saurabh Gupta

Saurabh Gupta

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General Cardiology

Saurabh Gupta

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General Cardiology

Saul Flores

Saul Flores

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Intensive care

Saul Flores

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Intensive care

Rohit Loomba

Rohit Loomba

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Intensive Care

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Intensive Care

Richard Lion

Richard Lion

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Intensive Care

Richard Lion

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Intensive Care

Ashley Collins

Ashley Collins

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Nursing

Ashley Collins

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Nursing

Alan Magee

Alan Magee

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Pediatric Cardiology Fellows

Alan Magee

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Pediatric Cardiology Fellows

Michael Khoury

Michael Khoury

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Preventive Cardiology

Michael Khoury

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Matthias Gorenflo

Matthias Gorenflo

Heidelberg, Germany

Pulmonary Hypertension

Matthias Gorenflo

Heidelberg, Germany

Pulmonary Hypertension