Councils - Pediatric Thoracic Tx and Heart Failure



Scientific Council on Pediatric Thoracic Transplantation and Heart Failure



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PAST COUNCIL MEETING:
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
in Seaport F-H of the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego, CA, USA, during the ISHLT 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions



APPROVED CORE COMPETENCY CURRICULUM DOCUMENT

Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support (PDF)



PEDIATRIC MONOGRAPHS:

Order your copies of the following monographs today:

Volume 2: Pediatric Heart Transplantation
Volume 7: Pediatric Lung Transplantation
Volume 8: ISHLT Guidelines for the Management of Pediatric Heart Failure


Click HERE for details and ordering information.



LINKS NEWSLETTER

Issues focusing on Pediatrics:

February 2017
November 2016
December 2015
July 2014
August 2015
June 2015: PEDS Council Year in Review
October 2014
July 2014
June 2014: Pediatric Council Report 2013-2014
March 2014
September 2013
May 2013: Pediatric Council Report 2012-2013
November 2012
April 2012



COUNCIL LEADERSHIP OPERATING BOARD
(Parentheses after name indicates year rotating off Board)


COUNCIL CHAIR:

Brian Feingold, MD, MS (2021)
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pediatric Cardiology
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
412-692-5541
brian.feingold@chp.edu

Dr. Feingold is Medical Director of the Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplantation Programs at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts. He then returned to Pittsburgh for pediatric cardiology fellowship training and advanced training in pediatric heart failure and transplantation. Dr. Feingold holds a master’s degree in clinical research from the University of Pittsburgh, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical and Translational Science.



COUNCIL VICE CHAIR:

Carol K. Conrad, MD (2023)
Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Palo Alto, California, USA
650-723-5234
cconrad@stanford.edu

Bio coming soon...



COUNCIL PAST CHAIR:

Tajinder P. Singh, MD, MSc (2019)
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
617-355-0558
tp.singh@cardio.chboston.org

Bio coming soon...



BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON:

Kevin Chan, MD (2018)
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
kevichan@umich.edu

Kevin M. Chan, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Lung Transplant program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. He has been involved with lung transplantation since his fellowship training at the University of California Los Angeles and has also been associate director or director of lung transplantation at the University of Southern California and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Chan’s primary research focus has been on post-transplant infections, improving patient outcomes and more recently, organ allocation policy development. He has been involved with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)/Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) in various volunteer capacities over the years. Dr. Chan is the Fellowship Director for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan and has been a previous Scientific Program Chair as well as a leader in other professional organizations. He brings his expertise in clinical lung transplantation, policy development, organizational understanding and medical education to the ISHLT.



EDUCATION WORKFORCE LEADER:

Beth Kaufman, MD (2020)
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
San Francisco, CA, USA
650-724-4922
bethkaufman@stanford.edu

Bio coming soon...



I2C2 WORKFORCE LEADER:

James D. St. Louis, MD (2018)
University of Missouri
Kansas City, MO, USA
816-302-8026
sdstlouis@cmh.edu

Bio coming soon...



STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:

Steven Kindel, MD (2019)
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI, USA
414-266-6815
SKindel@chw.org

Dr. Kindel is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the Medical Director of Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  He completed his pediatric residency at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital & Medical Center and a fellowship in Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation at The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. His clinical focus is on the care and management of children and adults with heart failure, cardiomyopathy, failed palliation of congenital heart disease both pre and post-transplant and his research interests include cardiac allograft vasculopathy in children, the evaluation and management of children with heart failure and cardiomyopathy, and the management of the failing adult congenital heart disease patient.



Kevin Daly, MD (2019)
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
kevin.daly@childrens.harvard.edu

Bio coming soon....



PEDIATRIC HEART FAILURE WORKFORCE LEADER:

Ryan Butts, MD (2018)
UT Southwestern
Dallas, TX, USA
843-847-1215
ryan.butts@utsouthwestern.edu

Dr. Butts is an Assistant Professor at University of Texas Southwestern/Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.  He received his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina, did his pediatrics residency at Baylor College of Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Medical University of South Carolina.



LINKS NEWSLETTER LIAISON:

Martin Schweiger, MD
Children's Hospital Zurich
Zurich, SWITZERLAND
+43 664 3124611
martinschweig88@hotmail.com

Martin Schweiger, MD, PD, FEBS (Transplantation), is a Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon, at Children`s Hospital Zurich. He completed his cardiothoracic residency in Graz, Austria and at the German Heart Center Berlin, Germany. He worked in the field of adult MCS and heart transplantation before specializing in pediatrics. His main clinical interests are pediatric mechanical circulatory support and transplantation. His research focus includes regenerative medicine and failing fontan models.



LIAISONS TO OTHER COUNCILS:

JFT COUNCIL LIAISON:

Claire A Irving, MBChB, MRCPCH, MD (2018)
Children's Hospital Westmead
Sydney, AUSTRALIA
61-98-45-21-86
claire.irving@health.nsw.gov.au

Claire Irving is a pediatric cardiologist with responsibility for heart failure and transplantation for both Sydney Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Westmead as well as a senior conjoint lecturer at the University of Sydney. Prior to moving to Australia in 2015 she completed pediatric and pediatric cardiology training in the United Kingdom at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne as well as a senior clinical fellowship at Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh.



Anne Punnoose, MD (Non-voting mentee through 2018)
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, MI, USA
414-266-6457
apunnoose@chw.org

Bio coming soon...



MCS COUNCIL LIAISON:

Angela Lorts, MD (2019)
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, OH, USA
513-803-1747
angela.lorts@cchmc.org

Bio coming soon...



NHSAH COUNCIL LIAISON:

Erin Wells, RN (2019)
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, OH, USA
225-937-3140
erin.wells@cchmc.org

Erin Wells has been a Lung Transplant Coordinator since 2012 and is currently a member of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Pediatric Lung Transplant Team. She has over 12 years of pediatric nursing experience with a focus in Pulmonary Medicine and Cystic Fibrosis. At Cincinnati Children's, Erin has been instrumental in development and growth of the program, as well as creation of care processes, guidelines and disease specific tools. She has also done extensive work in the creation and implementation of patient and multidisciplinary staff education. Erin has presented a number of abstracts in local, regional and national forums.



COUNCIL LEADERSHIP OPERATING BOARD
(Parentheses after name indicates year rotating off Board)


COUNCIL CHAIR:

Brian Feingold, MD, MS (2021)
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pediatric Cardiology
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
412-692-5541
brian.feingold@chp.edu

Dr. Feingold is Medical Director of the Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplantation Programs at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts. He then returned to Pittsburgh for pediatric cardiology fellowship training and advanced training in pediatric heart failure and transplantation. Dr. Feingold holds a master’s degree in clinical research from the University of Pittsburgh, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical and Translational Science.

COUNCIL VICE CHAIR:

Carol K. Conrad, MD (2023)
Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Palo Alto, California, USA
650-723-5234
cconrad@stanford.edu

Bio coming soon...


COUNCIL PAST CHAIR:

Tajinder P. Singh, MD, MSc (2019)
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
617-355-0558
tp.singh@cardio.chboston.org

Bio coming soon...


BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON:

Kevin Chan, MD (2018)
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
kevichan@umich.edu

Kevin M. Chan, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Lung Transplant program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. He has been involved with lung transplantation since his fellowship training at the University of California Los Angeles and has also been associate director or director of lung transplantation at the University of Southern California and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Chan’s primary research focus has been on post-transplant infections, improving patient outcomes and more recently, organ allocation policy development. He has been involved with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)/Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) in various volunteer capacities over the years. Dr. Chan is the Fellowship Director for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan and has been a previous Scientific Program Chair as well as a leader in other professional organizations. He brings his expertise in clinical lung transplantation, policy development, organizational understanding and medical education to the ISHLT.


EDUCATION WORKFORCE LEADER:

Beth Kaufman, MD (2020)
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
San Francisco, CA, USA
650-724-4922
bethkaufman@stanford.edu

Bio coming soon...


I2C2 WORKFORCE LEADER:

James D. St. Louis, MD (2018)
University of Missouri
Kansas City, MO, USA
816-302-8026
sdstlouis@cmh.edu

Bio coming soon...

STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:

Steven Kindel, MD (2019)
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI, USA
414-266-6815
SKindel@chw.org

Dr. Kindel is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the Medical Director of Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  He completed his pediatric residency at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital & Medical Center and a fellowship in Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation at The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. His clinical focus is on the care and management of children and adults with heart failure, cardiomyopathy, failed palliation of congenital heart disease both pre and post-transplant and his research interests include cardiac allograft vasculopathy in children, the evaluation and management of children with heart failure and cardiomyopathy, and the management of the failing adult congenital heart disease patient.


Kevin Daly, MD (2019)
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
kevin.daly@childrens.harvard.edu

Bio coming soon....

PEDIATRIC HEART FAILURE WORKFORCE LEADER:

Ryan Butts, MD (2018)
UT Southwestern
Dallas, TX, USA
843-847-1215
ryan.butts@utsouthwestern.edu

Dr. Butts is an Assistant Professor at University of Texas Southwestern/Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.  He received his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina, did his pediatrics residency at Baylor College of Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Medical University of South Carolina.

LINKS NEWSLETTER LIAISON:

Martin Schweiger, MD
Children's Hospital Zurich
Zurich, SWITZERLAND
+43 664 3124611
martinschweig88@hotmail.com

Martin Schweiger, MD, PD, FEBS (Transplantation), is a Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon, at Children`s Hospital Zurich. He completed his cardiothoracic residency in Graz, Austria and at the German Heart Center Berlin, Germany. He worked in the field of adult MCS and heart transplantation before specializing in pediatrics. His main clinical interests are pediatric mechanical circulatory support and transplantation. His research focus includes regenerative medicine and failing fontan models.



LIAISONS TO OTHER COUNCILS:

JFT COUNCIL LIAISON:

Claire A Irving, MBChB, MRCPCH, MD (2018)
Children's Hospital Westmead
Sydney, AUSTRALIA
61-98-45-21-86
claire.irving@health.nsw.gov.au

Claire Irving is a pediatric cardiologist with responsibility for heart failure and transplantation for both Sydney Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Westmead as well as a senior conjoint lecturer at the University of Sydney. Prior to moving to Australia in 2015 she completed pediatric and pediatric cardiology training in the United Kingdom at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne as well as a senior clinical fellowship at Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh.


Anne Punnoose, MD (Non-voting mentee through 2018)
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, MI, USA
414-266-6457
apunnoose@chw.org

Bio coming soon...

MCS COUNCIL LIAISON:

Angela Lorts, MD (2019)
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, OH, USA
513-803-1747
angela.lorts@cchmc.org

Bio coming soon...

NHSAH COUNCIL LIAISON:

Erin Wells, RN (2019)
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, OH, USA
225-937-3140
erin.wells@cchmc.org

Erin Wells has been a Lung Transplant Coordinator since 2012 and is currently a member of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Pediatric Lung Transplant Team. She has over 12 years of pediatric nursing experience with a focus in Pulmonary Medicine and Cystic Fibrosis. At Cincinnati Children's, Erin has been instrumental in development and growth of the program, as well as creation of care processes, guidelines and disease specific tools. She has also done extensive work in the creation and implementation of patient and multidisciplinary staff education. Erin has presented a number of abstracts in local, regional and national forums.


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