Department of Cardiology, Children's Hospital Boston
Past positions on pediatric and congenital heart disease leadership committees of American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and American Academy of Pediatrics.
Leadership of large multicenter studies and clinical trials.
Successful academician with almost 300 original manuscripts, chapters, reviews and editorials, and citation index of almost 12,000.
Author on 11 guidelines or statements from professional societies.
Administrative experience as associate chairperson of department with 77 faculty.
Personal grant funding of over $2.5 million/year.
"Best Doctor" with currently active clinical practice caring for patients with congenital and acquired heart disease.
Bryn Mawr College (A.B., 1971),
Harvard Medical School (MD, 1974)
Harvard School of Public Health (M.P.H., 1980)
Positions and Employment: Children's Hospital, Boston: Resident in Pediatrics (74-76); Fellow in
Cardiology (76-79); Assistant - Associate in Cardiology (79-96); Associate Chief for Academic Affairs
(2006-); Harvard Medical School: Instructor (79-83); Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (84-92); Associate
Professor of Pediatrics (93-97); Professor of Pediatrics (1998- 2009); Commonwealth Professor of
Pediatrics (2009- present).
Other Experience and Professional Memberships (selected):
Executive Committee, American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (1993-2004); Executive Committee, Section of Cardiology, American Academy of Pediatrics (1999-2006)
Chair, Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease, AHA (2000-2004)
Chair, Clinical Science Subcommittee, NHLBI Task Force, Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease (2000-01)
Chair, Mead Johnson Award Selection Committee (2004); Steering Committee, NHLBI Pediatric Heart Network (2002-present)
Member, NHLBI Advisory Council (2002-2005); Associate Editor, Circulation (2004-2008)
Co-Chair, NHLBI Strategic Plan, Level 1, Working Group for Valvular and Congenital Heart Disease (2005)
Session Leader, NHLBI Strategic Planning Level 2, Clinical Research (2006)
Senior Editor, Circulation (2008-)
A.B., summa cum laude (1971);
Alpha Omega Alpha (1974); Inaugural Fellow of the American
Heart Association (2003); AHA, T. Duckett Jones Memorial Lecture (2004), Distinguished Scientist Award (Clinical) of the American College of Cardiology (2007); 2008 Mentor of the Year Award, ESPR; 2009
American Heart Association Meritorious Achievement Award of Council on CVDY; 2009 American Heart
Association Clinical Research Prize;
Current numerous "best doctor" listings, including Best Doctors of America, Castle Connelly, Consumer Checkbook, and US World and News Report "Top Doctors," with star designation in top 1%.
Senior editor, Circulation; Editorial Boards of Cardiology in the Young, Annals of
Pediatric Cardiology, and Global Heart.
National or International Contributions
40 national/international invitations to speak or visiting professorships in last 5 years.
187 original peer-reviewed publications, including New England Journal of Medicine (n = 9, 7 first or senior author) and Nature journals (n = 3)
11 Guidelines or Professional Society Statements
75 Reviews, chapters, or editorials; 11 Proceedings; 1 Book
Citation Index: 11,866