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  1. 1. Winter 2007
  2. 2. C o u n c i l o n C a r d i o v a s c u l a r D i s e a s e i n t h e Yo u n g Report From From the the Chair Editor Catherine L. Webb, MD, FAHA Chair Craig A. Sable, MD, T his International year’s Mentoring Program We are continuing to work to improve the Web site and the CVDY currently has an newsletter. If you have suggestions, postings for job Scientific opportunity to significantly opportunities, People on the Move, or conference Sessions proved to be increase the number announcements, or want to volunteer to help, please do not extremely of international hesitate to contact me. We are also looking for suggestions educational, connections for next (and authors) for feature articles and member spotlights. stimulating, year’s Sessions. You and exciting. will hear more about The Program this in future Committee newsletters. If you are asked to participate in (; did a this mentoring program, please do so again this wonderful enthusiastically. year if you continue to want to be involved job of in CVDY Council activities. Membership in the CVDY Council is very planning the important and I continue to encourage you various sessions with excellent help from all to renew your membership at the premium of us, including the ACHD, AHOY, CVDY, professional level. Additionally, I ask for Early Career and Mentoring and RFEKD committees. Congratulations and thanks to your help in recruiting new members Committee/ all for your hard work and enthusiasm. for CVDY. Liaison I’m sure all would agree that Dr. Jeffrey As I mentioned at the Rashkind Lecture, I would also encourage all members at the Reports Towbin’s Jones Lecture and Dr. Heather premium professional level to consider Ross’s Rashkind Lecture at Sessions this year were superb. In order to ensure lectures becoming Fellows of the American Heart Association (FAHA). The application can be Congenital of such high quality in the future, I again would like to encourage you to think about found at: Cardiac Defects presenter.jhtml?identifier=3005387. You will speakers you would like to hear for the need to demonstrate an element of service to Paul G. Matherne, MD, FAHA Nadas and Rashkind Lectures at Sessions, the AHA at any level (local or national) and The Congenital Cardiac Defects 2008. It is important that we hear from you be sponsored by a current FAHA. The list of Committee met at Scientific Sessions so we know your preferences for the future. current FAHAs can also be found at the 2007 in Orlando. The committee Also, if you have a special talent or have same link. The CVDY Leadership continues its work in preparing scientific had a unique experience in your life, let us Committee votes to admit new FAHAs twice statements as well as working on know. It might be Rashkind Lecture a year at the November and April meetings. patient education information. A material! Please contact Dr. Seema Mital Don’t delay! Apply now. scientific statement on the use of (, Chair of the Program Committee, with your ideas. oximetry in screening for newborn heart The CVDY continues to be an important disease is almost ready for peer review, AHA Council. We have many dedicated The CVDY Early Career and Mentoring the statement on monitoring for children pediatric cardiologists who volunteer Committee has awarded two CVDY Visiting on stimulant is currently under review considerable time to make sure this Council Professorships for 2007–08. Dr. Macdonald and should be in press within the next meets the needs of our discipline. We are Dick will visit the University of Iowa and six months, and several other also strong advocates for children with heart Dr. Lisa Hornberger will visit Oregon statements are under consideration disease. Interest in working with the Council Health Sciences University. This new Writing groups are being put is burgeoning. A number of people have program has generated a great deal of together — and manuscript oversight expressed a desire to work with us, but not interest and we continue to encourage committee applications are being all could be accommodated this year. Please applications for next year. Remember that prepared — for a scientific statement be assured that we are aware of your this is an important educational opportunity on the use of anticoagulation in patients interests and will do what we can to tap your which primarily emphasizes mentoring, so with congenital disease, and an update expertise in the future, as needs arise. Please in addition to lectures, a mentoring schedule on the scientific statement on reiterate your interest to any member of the for young faculty and Fellows should be interventional cath in congenital heart CVDY Leadership Committee or outlined in the application. Also, the AHA’s Nominating Committee 1
  3. 3. disease that was last written 10 the Treatment of Cardiovascular Curt J. Daniels, Columbus, Ohio years ago. Disease” ( The Negative Impact of Diagnostic Testing Performed Prior to Adult The committee also worked to update The committee has several statements Congenital Heart Disease Referral — and revise the “If Your Child Has a in advanced stages of completion, Financial Burden and Cost to Congenital Heart Defect” booklet. This including Progress and Challenges in the Patient. information was updated to reflect the Metabolic Syndrome in Children and new endocarditis prophylaxes Adolescents (led by Julia Steinberger); Dr. Lynn Mahony received the CVDY guidelines, and provide additional Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Meritorious Achievement Award at the information about surgery for specific in Children and Adolescents: annual CVDY/CVSA Reception on defects. This booklet is currently Recommendations for Standard Nov. 6, 2007. undergoing science review by the Assessment (led by Elaine Urbina); and Dr. LuAnn Minich served as Chair of the American Heart Association and should Non-Invasive Vascular Assessment of Program Committee from 2004–07. The be available for purchase early next Cardiovascular Risk in Children and Program Committee currently includes year. The booklet will also be placed on Adolescents: Recommendations for Seema Mital (, the AHA Web site with links to more Standard Assessment (led by Richard Wolfgang Radtke (, extensive explanations of some Williams). Future statements are being Bill Mahle (, available diagnostic tests. The considered to help support the work of Larry Rhodes (, committee’s next meeting will be held in the Alliance. Our next meeting will be Andrew Atz ( and conjunction with Lobby Day in April. If held in association with Lobby Day in Charles Canter ( you have any suggestions for scientific April 2008. The committee requests that members statements or patient education submit suggestions for topics and materials that the committee should speakers for Scientific Sessions 2008 to consider working on, please do not hesitate to call me at 434-924-5365. AHA Cardiovascular be held in New Orleans by e-mailing a Disease in the Young committee member directly. Seema Mital, MD Atherosclerosis, Pediatric Cardiovascular At Scientific Sessions 2007, was well Hypertension and attended and the attendees had an Nursing Subcommittee Obesity in the Young opportunity to hear exciting new results from leading researchers, including Pat O’Brien Brian McCrindle, MD updates on molecular approaches to Research: The research networking congenital heart disease and late lunch with the theme of nurse-physician The Atherosclerosis, Hypertension and outcomes from therapies for heart collaboration had excellent attendance Obesity in the Young (AHOY) disease in the young. and a very lively discussion about Committee’s work has been focused on research issues. The multi-site research two primary activities. AHOY Committee Dr. Jeffrey Towbin from Baylor College project on feeding strategies in infants members have been contributing to of Medicine gave the T. Duckett Jones with single ventricle has enrolled over AHA work on the Alliance for a Healthier Memorial Lecture. “Inflammatory Viral 100 infants and they are starting to Generation. A Childhood Obesity Heart Disease: A Shifting Epidemiology” analyze preliminary results. Research Summit will be held in and Dr. Heather Ross from Toronto, December to bring together researchers Canada gave the William J. Rashkind Program: We are working on a and identify evidence and research Lecture: “Antarctica: Magic and number of program ideas for Sessions gaps relevant to the healthcare system. Mayhem on Mount Vinson.” in 2008. There were two “How-To” The AHOY Committee remains very sessions on pediatric nursing topics The recipients of the Outstanding Research that were well attended, an oral abstract actively focused on relevant and topical Awards in Pediatric Cardiology were: session on the impact of heart disease scientific statements. Statements have recently been published on Primary Raluca lonescu-lttu, Montreal, Canada on children and families and a joint Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Increases in Folic Acid Intake in the session on late heart transplant Nursing Practice; Focus on Children Preconceptual Period Reduce Birth outcomes with CVDY. and Youth (led by Laura Hayman), and Prevalence of Severe Congenital Projects: A scientific statement on Drug Therapy of High Risk Lipid Heart Disease transitioning adolescents to adult care is Abnormalities in Children and Marco Stramba-Badiale, Milan, Italy being jointly developed with CVDY. We Adolescents (led by Brian McCrindle). Electrocardiographic and Genetic have several projects under consideration The latter statement was developed by Screening for Long QT Syndrome: for action in the coming year. the AHA into a CME Web and satellite Results from a Prospective Study on broadcast as part of its “Advances in 44,596 Neonates 2
  4. 4. CVDY Liaison to Women • Awardees Dinner (Sunday evening) (ACGME) oversight of fourth-year curriculum. As such, the structure, • WIC Networking Luncheon (Tuesday) in Cardiology content and duration of this additional training is subject to wide CVDY congratulates the following Committee pediatric cardiology Fellows who interinstitutional variation. Indeed, while received 2007 Trainee Awards for commonly referred to as a fourth year, Therese M. Giglia, MD Excellence: advanced fellowship training can span The American Heart Association’s from three to 24 months. During this Council on Clinical Cardiology Women • Elizabeth Fortescue, MD time period, the trainee can expect total in Cardiology Committee was created to Children’s Hospital, Boston immersion in the chosen discipline. facilitate the professional development • Christina Miyake, MD Institutions with recurrent fourth-year of women cardiologists and positively Children’s Hospital, Boston programs generally have rigidly defined impact the number of women time commitments whereas other cardiologists in the country. The • Elizabeth Yellen, MD institutions may afford some degree of committee’s mission is two-fold: 1) to Children’s Hospital, Boston flexibility in training duration to suit the promote and foster successful clinical Applications for next year’s Trainee candidate’s individual needs and goals. and research careers among women Awards for Excellence may be found on This type of flexibility may allow the physicians in the field of cardiology; and the Council on Clinical Cardiology Web trainee to embark upon three to six 2) to encourage and increase site months of advanced training to participation and visibility of women in presenter.jhtml?identifier=3021298. augment what may have been a robust the activities of the American Heart exposure during fellowship and Association. The application deadline will be in June therefore, obviate the need for an entire 2008 for Scientific Sessions 2008. fourth year of training. In addition, the One of the mechanisms by which these trainee may choose to divide the fourth goals are achieved is through annual programs for women cardiologists and Early Career and year between two host institutions. women cardiology Fellows at the AHA’s Scientific Sessions: Mentoring Committee Also variable is the classification of the advanced trainee. Though not ACGME The WIC Trainee Award for Excellence David Lawrence, MD recognized, some institutions regard the advanced trainee similarly to categorical (formerly WIC Travel Grant Program), Most pediatric residents transitioning fellows. The trainee’s appointment is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim into subspecialty training anticipate that of house staff with compensation Pharmaceuticals, Inc., recognizes fellowship being the final destination of and benefits in accordance with those outstanding academic and clinical their formal training. However, pediatric of “regular” fellows. In these situations, performance in women cardiology cardiology, more so than most other the 4th year fellow assumes overnight Fellows by awarding 25 women trainees pediatric subspecialties, has become and weekend coverage duties in the grants to attend the AHA’s Scientific hyperspecialized. Over the previous two same call pool as the categorical Sessions. This program encourages and decades, the field has witnessed areas fellows with some degree of faculty recognizes outstanding academic and once regarded as niche areas of interest supervision. On the other hand, the clinical performance in women burgeon into disciplines unto trainee may receive the appointment of cardiology Fellows during themselves. Disciplines such as junior faculty, thus entitling them to cardiovascular-related specialty training. electrophysiology, interventional enhanced compensation and benefits Women must be enrolled in ACGME or catherization, transplantation medicine as compared to the categorical fellow. AOA approved training programs and and imaging require competencies and This trainee may then participate in the only the top applicants are selected. skill sets near impossible to acquire attending call pool and in turn provide The review committee looks for trainees during a three-year fellowship. Most supervision to house staff. who exemplify a balance between academic centers and private practice clinical expertise and scientific interests. groups would not consider bringing on Funding for advanced fellowship In addition to receiving $1,000, new faculty members in areas such as positions is subject to inter and intra recipients are invited to participate in a electrophysiology, interventional institutional variation. Sources of series of educational and networking catheterization and cardiac intensive support may include unrestricted events including: without additional training above and departmental funds, research-based beyond the standard three-year training grants, industry sponsored • Early Career Development Program cardiology fellowship. This has led to educational grants or donor funds. For (Saturday afternoon) the increasing demand for advanced those institutions in which the trainee is • Awardees Speaker Training Seminar training or the “fourth-year fellowship.” appointed as junior faculty, the potential (Saturday evening) exists for that trainee to generate As of now, there is no American College revenue via billing for clinical services of Graduate Medical Education rendering, therefore justifying their 3
  5. 5. salary support. The growing need for about the availability of advanced endocarditis prophylaxis guidelines, the super subspecialist, combined with training positions and requirements for published in Circulation in 2007 the relatively limited training centers, candidacy consideration. There is no ( has led to the idea of the sponsoring match program for fourth-year positions CIRCULATIONAHA.106.183095). The institution. In this arrangement, a and the application process is entirely committee is also updating the practice recruiting a recent fellowship institution dependent. recommendations for the treatment of graduate for a highly specialized streptococcal pharyngitis and We have attempted to assemble a list of position will, in turn, financially cover prevention of acute rheumatic fever. fourth-year or advanced fellowships the expenses of that recruit to engage This revision (led by Michael Gerber) offered in the United States for the in advanced training at a host should be published in 2008. 2007–08 academic year. This list will be institution. Additionally, the committee has just made available soon online, accessible begun a focused update of the 2003 So, once a graduating fellow has from the CVDY homepage nonvalvular device-related infections decided to pursue advanced training, ( The paper. The update, led by Larry how does he or she find a program that contact information for members of the Baddour, will focus on EP device suits their needs? Unlike application to Early Career and Mentoring Committee infections. medical school, residency and of the CVDY will also be included to fellowship, there is no standardization to assist with questions in this area. If you Finally, several RFEKD current and the advanced year application. In fact, have any further questions please former committee members will be there is no one source for updated contact involved in the 9th International information regarding advanced training Kawasaki Disease Symposium which is offerings. Traditionally, matching cosponsored by CVDY and AHA. This candidates to positions has been a Rheumatic Fever, meeting will be held April 10–12, 2008, word of mouth process. Given changes in funding, candidate pool and faculty Endocarditis and in Taipei, Taiwan. More information is available at numbers and expertise, some Kawasaki Disease institutions are very inconsistent in the availability of training positions. Some Committee presenter.jhtml?identifier=3051323. programs choose to advertise via trade Chair, Michael Gewitz, MD publications, directly solicit program directors or rely on word of mouth. The Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis and Traditionally, the process begins with Kawasaki Disease (RFEKD) Committee contacting institutions to simply inquire oversaw the publication of the new Job research. Clinical service outside the echocardiography lab includes some Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiologist Opportunities inpatient and outpatient responsibilities. Mattel Children’s Hospital/UCLA UCSF Children’s Hospital and Medical Center is a comprehensive University of California San California cardiovascular center, offering a full Francisco School of Medicine array of pediatric cardiovascular The Department of Pediatrics at the surgery, heart transplantation, The Division of Pediatric Cardiology at David Geffen School of Medicine at transcatheter interventions and adult the UCSF Department of Pediatrics is UCLA and Mattel Children’s Hospital congenital heart disease programs. seeking a Pediatric Cardiac UCLA seek a BE/BV pediatric Opportunities for multi-disciplinary Electrophysiologist cardiologist with training and expertise collaboration throughout the UCLA in echocardiography and non-invasive The faculty appointment will be at the campus abound. Submit CV and letter imaging. Experience in transthoracic, Assistant/Associate Professor rank of interest to Gary M. Satou, MD, transesophageal, and fetal depending on qualifications. Preference Director, Pediatric Echocardiography, echocardiography is required. This will be given to individuals with strong UCLA Pediatric Cardiology B2-427 position is in the clinical track at the academic background and interest in MDCC, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, Los Instructor or Assistant Professor rank pursuing a career in clinical research Angeles, California 90095-1752 and is well suited for a fourth-year and teaching. The position is in our ( UCLA is an imaging fellow. Academic duties include Division of Pediatric Cardiology, with 13 equal opportunity employer. Women teaching of fellows, residents, and faculty and 6 fellows. The successful and minorities are encouraged to apply. medical students, as well as clinical candidate will be part of the combined 4
  6. 6. electrophysiology program at UCSF and Stanford, and will direct the UCSF Illinois Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with a negotiable start component, where a new Siemens The Division of Cardiology at Children’s date. Interested individuals should biplane fluoroscopy electrophysiology Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, is forward letter of intent, curriculum vitae, laboratory with 3-dimensional mapping seeking two board-certified/eligible and three (3) references to: Luciana capability was recently installed. The pediatric cardiologists to fill positions in Young, MD, Director, Echocardiography combined electrophysiology program non invasive cardiology and heart Laboratory, Children’s Memorial includes 3 full-time faculty and is failure-transplant cardiology. Hospital, Northwestern University directed by Dr. George Van Hare, who is Feinberg School of Medicine, 2300 jointly appointed at UCSF and Stanford. 1). The Division of Cardiology at Children’s Plaza, Chicago, IL 60614; The program performs about 360 Children’s Memorial Hospital, phone: (773) 880-4553; E-mail: invasive procedures a year, evenly Northwestern University Feinberg divided between the two campuses, School of Medicine is recruiting a non- invasive, full-time BC/BE pediatric 2). The Division of Cardiology at and trains advanced 4th year fellows in cardiologist at the Assistant or Children’s Memorial Hospital, electrophysiology. This position Associate Professor level with a major Northwestern University Feinberg provides an ideal environment for interest in echocardiography to join its School of Medicine is recruiting a full- collegial interactions, mentorship, rapidly growing academic program. The time BC/BE pediatric cardiologist at the clinical research, and excellent clinical successful candidate will receive a Assistant or Associate Professor level care. In addition to attending in the faculty appointment at the Northwestern with a major interest in heart electrophysiology laboratory, the University Feinberg School of Medicine failure/transplantation to join its rapidly successful candidate will attend on the and will join an experienced group of 8 growing academic program. The in-patient cardiology service, run out- echocardiographers dedicated to appointment will be at the non-tenure patient arrhythmia, and pacemaker interpreting over 12,000 studies per level in the clinician track, either at the clinics, and participate in the teaching year. This includes telemedicine studies Assistant or Associate Professor level in of medical students, residents and from 9 remote sites and 800 fetal Pediatrics, depending on experience. fellows. The applicant must be board studies. Applicants should have a Candidates must have an M.D./D.O. certified in pediatrics and board sound clinical background in all areas of degree and eligibility for an Illinois certified/eligible in pediatric cardiology. pediatric cardiology. Responsibilities will medical license. Applicants must be Candidates should forward a letter of include clinical inpatient service and board eligible or board certified in interest and CV listing three references teaching, with protected time for clinical pediatric cardiology. We are seeking an to: David Teitel, M.D., Chief, Pediatric research. Salary for this position is open individual with interest/expertise in Cardiology, University of California San and negotiable. The proposed start date clinical heart transplantation and Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, for this position would be July 1, 2008, cardiology. The position will include Room MI235, San Francisco, CA or sooner if possible. participation in inpatient and outpatient 94143-0544. consultation and evaluation of patients 415-353-4140. Children’s Memorial Hospital is ranked with heart failure and transplantation. in the top hospitals for children The program follows a large number of UCSF is an equal opportunity/affirmative nationally. The Cardiology program, transplant recipients (about 100) and action employer. The University which includes 18 experienced pediatric cardiomyopathy/heart failure patients undertakes affirmative action to assure cardiologists, is the largest in Illinois (200), with 4 dedicated nurse equal employment opportunity for and provides expertise in practitioners and an active clinical under-utilized minorities and women, for echocardiography, electrophysiology, research program. Teaching of house persons with disabilities, and for interventional cardiac catheterization, staff and clinical research will be Vietnam-era veterans and special transplant, adult congenital heart expected. Opportunities for translational disabled veterans. UCSF seeks disease and preventative cardiology. research and collaboration through the candidates whose experience, teaching, Northwestern University and Children’s Children’s Memorial Research Institute research, or community service has Memorial Hospital are committed to and the Feinberg Research Institute of prepared them to contribute to our equal opportunity and affirmative action. Northwestern Medical School will be commitment to diversity and excellence. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to encouraged; applicants with funded work in the United States. Women and research would be given protected time. minorities are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until the 5
  7. 7. position is filled, with a negotiable start Ready for a change? Current career date. Academic rank and salary will be opportunities got you down? Finishing Ohio commensurate with qualifications. fellowship and you just haven’t found The Heart Center at Nationwide Northwestern University and Children’s the “right place?” Spouse unhappy with Children’s Hospital (NCH, formerly, Memorial Hospital are affirmative your location (but still likes you)? Columbus Children’s), the pediatric action/equal opportunity employers. teaching facility for the Ohio State Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Division Women and minorities are encouraged University, is seeking a board of Pediatric Cardiology is currently to apply. Interested applicants should certified/eligible non-invasive imaging recruiting two BE/BC cardiologists with forward letter of intent, curriculum vitae, pediatric cardiologist to join its faculty. expertise in echocardiography, including and three (3) references to: Elfriede The NCH Echocardiography Laboratory fetal and transesophageal studies. The Pahl, MD, Director, Cardiac Transplant, is ICAEL accredited and fully digital. addition of these two candidates would Children’s Memorial Hospital, Our echocardiography laboratory team bring the total complement of Northwestern University Feinberg is made up of six attending physicians echocardiographers to five. School of Medicine, 2300 Children’s and nine sonographers performs more Participation in the current cardiac MRI Plaza, Chicago, IL 60614; phone: than 9000 studies annually using state- program is an option, but not required. (773) 880-4553; Email: of-the-art transthoracic, In addition to clinical duties, the transesophageal, fetal, Intracardiac, candidate would provide training at the intravascular, and 3D techniques. We fellowship and residency levels and New Mexico would be expected to participate in the have an active cardiac MRI/CT service. There are numerous opportunities to Pediatric Cardiology Positions active research program of this engage in translational research, quality expanding division. This is a fully digital at the University of New laboratory which functions within the assurance initiatives and development Mexico in Albuquerque framework of a comprehensive cardiac of cutting edge informational services. The candidate would participate in center, located in the state-of-the-art, Great opportunity for division chief of programmatic growth encompassing all 222-bed Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. cardiology or faculty member at the aspects of the Heart Center’s mission The cardiology division includes 14 assistant or associate level. To be including clinical service, education and cohesive members who cover all considered, expertise in diagnostic research. The Heart Center at NCH has aspects of cardiac care. There are two catheterizations and simple interven- excellent programs in adult CHD, top-notch cardiac surgeons who tions is required. Inquiries: Nancy cardiac intensive care, perform more than 500 operations per Whalen, or for electrophysiology, interventional year, of all types, with impressive results. information regarding position catheterization, thoracic surgery, hybrid qualifications, visit UNM SOM website The Children’s Hospital is located on strategy and outreach clinics. The and the beautiful Nashville campus of fellowship program includes pediatric scroll to School of Medicine, then to Vanderbilt University, nestled in the and combined pediatric adult cardiology Pediatrics. rolling hills of middle Tennessee. and fourth-year specialty fellowships. Nashville is a very safe, mid-sized Candidates are encouraged to submit New York metropolitan area with top-notch public and private schools, inviting parks and their curriculum vitae to: John Kovalchin, MD, Director of Echocardio- The Division of Pediatric Cardiology, lakes, professional hockey and football, graphy and Non-Invasive Imaging, School of Medicine at Stony Brook is and the best music anywhere. The ED628, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, recruiting a board eligible/certified members of the cardiology division, in OH 43205; PH 614-722-2530 or Pediatric Cardiologist for a 4th year addition to valuing clinical and faculty position at the assistant or academic expertise, also place a high ______ associate professor level. Expertise in priority on family time and development non-invasive procedures is required. of interests outside of the medical realm. The Heart Center at Nationwide The Department of Pediatrics has over If you’d like to know more, please Children’s Hospital (NCH, formerly, 60 faculties at Stony Brook University contact Ann Kavanaugh-McHugh, M.D., Columbus Children’s) and the Ohio Hospital, which is the principle echocardiography lab director, for State University Medical Center teaching hospital of the School further information. Her phone number (OSUMC) is seeking a third adult of Medicine.” Contact: is 615-322-7447, and e-mail is congenital heart disease (ACHD) or specialist at the assistant or associate (631) 444-2725. professor level to join our active 6
  8. 8. established program. Candidates with pediatric and/or adult cardiology People/ training who demonstrate proficiency in the medical management of the ACHD Programs on patient will be considered. Candidates the Move would be expected to provide consultation to in-patient services at both NCH and the OSUMC campuses Illinois as well as to conduct regular ACHD The Division of Cardiology at Children’s clinics. The ability to perform Memorial Hospital, and the Department independent and collaborative of Pediatrics, Feinberg School of laboratory or clinical research in this Medicine, Northwestern University, field is expected. Our ACHD program Chicago, IL, are pleased to welcome includes two dually trained and board- three new colleagues. Dr. Peter Koenig, certified pediatric and adult cardiology Associate Professor of Pediatrics, is a physicians, ACHD nurse practitioners, member of the non invasive imaging nurse clinicians, research nurse and team. He trained in cardiology at the dedicated technical staff. Additionally, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, we have an accredited ACHD five-year Cincinnati, OH. He comes to us via the fellowship program currently with three University of Chicago. Dr. Amy D. Shah, fellows in training. Our program actively Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, is a manages nearly 2000 ACHD patients member of the non invasive imaging and has an emerging transitional ACHD team and also trained at the Children’s program. State-of-the-art imaging Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH. interventional catheterization & surgery, Dr. Jeffrey G. Gossett, Assistant electrophysiology, intensive care, CHF Professor of Pediatrics, is a member of and heart, heart-lung and lung our invasive cardiology team. He comes transplant programs are integrated with to us from the University of Chicago the ACHD program. Candidates may after training in cardiology at the submit their curriculum vitae to Curt University of Michigan. Daniels, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Drive, and Columbus, Ohio 43205, or via e-mail to New Mexico Anne Greene, MD, joined the pediatric cardiology group at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in March 2007. She adds electrophysiology expertise to the practice. 7