Additional Information

American Board of Surgery, 1990, Recertified 2001 American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1996 American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery Certificate


Pathophysiology of Cardiopulmonary Bypass Intensive Care Management Hybrid Approach for Complex Congenital Heart Disease



Cardiovascular Surgeon

Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Transplant Operations

Work History

Work History

Vice Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery

Children’s Hospital of Michigan

DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan’s Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery programs are ranked among America's best in U.S. News Media Group's 2012-13 Best Children's Hospitals survey. The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is a major referral center for all aspects of pediatric cardiovascular surgery. It is known for its state-of-the-art approach to complex congenital heart disease. A wide variety of procedures considered too difficult to be attempted elsewhere are performed at the hospital, including heart transplants. It provides one of the largest pediatric heart transplant programs in the Midwest. The Department is a leader in the surgical repair of congenital heart defects in children, with special expertise in primary repair of heart disease in newborns and infants. Cardiovascular surgeons and interventional cardiologists at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan are experts in the use of hybrid approaches to the repair of certain forms of complex congenital heart disease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved use of the Berlin Heart, the first ventricular assist device made specifically for pediatric patients. Ventricular assist devices are used when a patient needs a heart transplant, but can’t wait for a donor heart to become available. The Berlin Heart assists the failing heart until an appropriate donor heart can be found. Surgeons at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan are leaders in the use of this advanced technology and testified to the FDA about its life-saving benefits. Surgery patients are treated by a world-class multidisciplinary team that specializes in the care of pediatric cardiac surgical patients. Members of this team include pediatric cardiac surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric intensivists, pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric cardiac surgical nurse clinicians, house physicians, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners, as well as pediatric perfusionists, circulating nurses and surgical technicians. In preparation for surgery, patients and their families are given an opportunity to visit the intensive care unit prior to their procedure and to see patients that have recently undergone cardiac surgery. Diagnosing and treating children’s heart disease requires specialized knowledge and a dedicated team-approach to care. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan is equipped with the experience your child needs when going through this difficult time.


Congenital Heart Disease, Ventricular Assist Device, Ross Procedure, Hybrid Approach for Complex Congenital Heart Disease




California State University



University of California, Davis