Councils - Pediatric Transplantation

SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL ON PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION
COUNCIL LEADERSHIPQUICK LINKS
CHAIRSMEETINGS

PEDS Council Meeting (Grand Hall C)
Saturday, April 12, 2014
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM
Minutes (PDF)


PEDS Heart Failure Workforce Meeting (Grand Hall C)
Saturday, April 12, 2014
1:05 PM - 1:55 PM


PEDS Council Report to the Board (La Jolla AB)
Sunday, April 13, 2014
7:00 AM

All events will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego, CA, USA




PAST COUNCIL MEETING REPORTS:

2013 PEDS TX Council Meeting Minutes (PDF)
2013 PEDS TX Council Report to the Board (PDF)
2013 PEDS HF Workforce Meeting Minutes (PDF)




PEDS MONOGRAPH

NEW! Volume 8: ISHLT Guidelines for the Management of Pediatric Heart Failure - COMING SOON!!

Order your copies of the following monographs today:

Monograph Volume 2: Pediatric Heart Transplantation
Monograph Volume 7: Pediatric Lung Transplantation


Click HERE for details.



LINKS NEWSLETTER

Issues focusing on Pediatrics:

March 2014
September 2013
May 2013: Pediatric Council Report 2012-2013
November 2012
April 2012




WORKFORCE TELECONFERENCE UPDATES

CHAIR
Marc G. Schecter, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
513-636-6771
Marc.Schecter@cchmc.org

Bio coming soon...



VICE CHAIR
Janet N. Scheel, MD
Children's National Health System
Washington, DC, USA
202-476-2020
jscheel@childrensnational.org

After an internship in Pediatrics at Cornell/New York Hospital, Dr. Janet Scheel completed pediatric residency and a pediatric cardiology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1999, after 8 years as a staff cardiologist at University of Maryland, she returned to Johns Hopkins where she became Medical Director of The Pediatric Heart Transplant Program. In September 2013, she became the Medical Director of the Pediatric Heart Transplant/Heart Failure Program at The Children’s National Medical Center. Dr. Scheel received her M.D. from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She is Board Certified in Pediatric and pediatric Cardiology.


PAST CHAIR
Melanie Everitt, MD
Primary Children's Medical Center
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
801-572-9874
melanie.everitt@imail.org

Melanie Everitt, MD is Medical Director of the Pediatric Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children´s Medical Center. She plays a lead role in the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Clinic. She is the principal investigator of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study and Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry at Primary Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Everitt is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist who sees children with all forms of heart disease, having special interest in heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and heart transplantation. Dr. Everitt received her medical training from Washington University and completed an internship and residency in Pediatrics at St. Louis Children's Hospital, where she was appointed Chief Resident. She completed fellowships in Pediatric Cardiology at Washington University and at Primary Children's Medical Center.
COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES
2014 ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Christian Benden, MD
University Hospital Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
christian_benden@yahoo.de

Dr. Christian Benden is the Medical Director of Lung Transplantation at the University Hospital Zurich and a Reader in Pulmonology and Transplant Medicine at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Benden completed his pediatric training in Hannover (Germany) and London (United Kingdom). In addition, he trained in Pediatric Pulmonology and received specialist training in lung transplantation in London and Zurich. Dr. Benden is a well-recognized Pediatric Lung Transplant Physician, and a former Chair of the ISHLT Scientific Council on Pediatric Transplantation. His research interests include clinical aspects of lung transplantation, particularly in children and adolescents, experimental aspects of chronic lung allograft dysfunction, and cystic fibrosis lung disease.


Tajinder P. Singh, MD
Children's Hospital of Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
617-355-0558
tp.singh@cardio.chboston.org

Dr. Singh joined Boston Children’s  Hospital’s Cardiovascular and Heart Transplant Program in 2005. He was previously medical director of the Heart Transplant Program at Children's Hospital of Michigan from 1998-2005. He is a clinical researcher with interest in (1) outcomes in children with heart failure and transplant, and (2) cardiovascular physiology (exercise physiology, cardiac innervation, vascular physiology, myocardial metabolism) in children with congenital and acquired heart disease. He has published several studies describing risk factors of mortality in children while waiting and after transplant.  Dr. Singh holds an academic appointment as Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.
EDUCATION COMMITTEE PEDS WORKFORCE LEADER
Debra A. Dodd, MD
Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
615-322-7448
debra.dodd@vanderbilt.edu

Dr. Debra Dodd graduated from medical school at The Johns Hopkins University.  Her pediatric and pediatric cardiology training was at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.  Following her training, she remained at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital where she helped establish a Pediatric Heart Transplant Program at VCH in 1989 and has been Medical Director of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Program since 1993.
I2C2 COMMITTEE PEDS WORKFORCE LEADER
Anne I. Dipchand, MD
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
416-813-6674
anne.dipchand@sickkids.on.ca

Anne Dipchand, MD FRCPC, is Head of the Cardiac Transplant Program and a Staff Cardiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.  She is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics with the University of Toronto.
REGISTRIES & DATABASES COMMITTEE PEDS WORKFORCE LEADER
Scott R. Auerbach, MD
University of Colorado
Aurora, Colorado, USA
scott.auerbach@childrenscolorado.org

Bio coming soon...
STANDARDS & GUIDELINES COMMITTEE PEDS WORKFORCE LEADER
Robert J. Boucek, Jr., MD
Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center
Seattle, Washington, USA
206-987-2761
robert.boucek@seattlechildrens.org

Robert J. Boucek Jr., MD, is professor of pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He holds the Thomas Bradley Armstrong Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology. He received his MD from Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans. He completed a pediatrics internship and residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and fellowships in biochemistry and pediatric cardiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Boucek was the first medical director for the pediatric heart transplant programs at Vanderbilt and at the University of South Florida/All Children’s Hospital. He was instrumental in bringing infant cardiac transplantation to SCH. He has led the recruitment of basic research collaborators to focus on the translation of myocardial regeneration strategies to children with heart failure. Boucek’s vision is to develop a nationally recognized Clinical and Research Center for the diagnosis and care of children with heart failure at Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington.
LIAISONS AND ADDITIONAL WORKFORCES
BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON
Richard Kirk, MA FRCP FRCPCH
Freeman Hospital
Newcastle, UNITED KINGDOM
44-191-213-7499
richard.kirk@nuth.nhs.uk

Dr. Richard Kirk trained at Christ's College, Cambridge University and Guy's Hospital graduating in 1979. His general paediatric training was principally undertaken in Bristol Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Alder Hey Children's Hospital (the largest children's hospital in Europe).  His specialist training in Paediatric Cardiology was undertaken at Harefield Hospital and Freeman Hospital in the UK, Boston Children's Hospital and the University of California, San Francisco in the USA and the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne in Australia.  Following his training, he was appointed consultant to the University Hospital of Wales and established the Paediatric and Fetal Cardiac Service for South Wales which achieved UK recognition as a centre of excellence. In 2001 he moved to Singapore and was Head of the Department of Paediatric Cardiology at the National University Hospital. In 2004 he returned to the UK and currently works in the Department of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Services at the Freeman Hospital.
BSTR COUNCIL LIAISON
Carol K. Conrad, MD
Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Palo Alto, California, USA
650-723-5234
cconrad@stanford.edu

Bio coming soon...
JUNIOR FACULTY AND TRAINEE COUNCIL LIAISON
Chesney Castleberry, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Falls Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
chesney.castleberry@cchmc.org

Bio coming soon...
LINKS COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE EDITOR, PEDIATRICS
Christian Benden, MD
University Hospital Zurich
Zurich, SWITZERLAND
christian_benden@yahoo.de

Dr. Christian Benden is the Medical Director of Lung Transplantation at the University Hospital Zurich and a Reader in Pulmonology and Transplant Medicine at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Benden completed his pediatric training in Hannover (Germany) and London (United Kingdom). In addition, he trained in Pediatric Pulmonology and received specialist training in lung transplantation in London and Zurich. Dr. Benden is a well-recognized Pediatric Lung Transplant Physician, and a former Chair of the ISHLT Scientific Council on Pediatric Transplantation. His research interests include clinical aspects of lung transplantation, particularly in children and adolescents, experimental aspects of chronic lung allograft dysfunction, and cystic fibrosis lung disease.
PEDIATRIC HEART FAILURE WORKFORCE LEADER
Yuk M. Law, MD
Seattle Children 's Hospital
Seattle, Washington, USA
206-987-4233
yuk.law@seattlechildrens.org

Bio coming soon...
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