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The Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is happy to announce the recent addition of Dr. Jeremy Moore to its faculty. Dr. Moore received his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia, and then completed his pediatric residency and pediatric cardiology fellowship at UCLA. He has returned to UCLA following a 4th year fellowship in pediatric electrophysiology at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.  Dr Moore’s current interests include risk stratification of young patients at risk for sudden cardiac death, and complex ablation procedures in pediatric and adult patients with congenital heart disease.
Posted by Walter JOHNSON on Mar 21, 2011 3:13 PM CDT
Dr. Mark Sklansky, has recently been appointed as Professor of Pediatrics, and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He succeeds Dr. Thomas Klitzner, who led the Division since 1995. Dr. Sklansky received his B.A. degree in biomedical ethics from Brown University in 1984, and his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine in 1987. Dr. Sklansky then completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and his fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Following a year of private practice in Sacramento, Dr. Sklansky began his academic career at the University of California, San Diego, where he helped to pioneer the field of three-dimensional imaging of the fetal heart. In 2002, Dr. Sklansky returned to Los Angeles to develop the fetal cardiology program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where he stayed until his recent appointment at UCLA.

Dr. Sklansky has been board certified in pediatric cardiology since 1994. Since 1996, he has served as an Associate Editor of Pediatric Cardiology. An internationally recognized leader in the field of fetal/perinatal cardiology, Dr. Sklansky serves as Vice-Chair of the Section on Fetal Echocardiography of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles and chapters in his fields of expertise, including fetal and pediatric cardiology, three-dimensional fetal echocardiography, biomedical ethics, and veterinary cardiology.
Posted by Walter JOHNSON on Mar 17, 2011 4:56 PM CDT
Michael Artman, M.D., became Pediatrician-in-Chief and Chairman for the Department of Pediatrics at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine effective October, 2010. Dr. Artman holds the Joyce C. Hall Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at Children's Mercy, and serves as Professor of Pediatrics at UMKC.
  Dr. Artman comes to Kansas City from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine where since 2005 he served as Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief. Prior to 2005, he was Professor of Pediatrics, Physiology & Neuroscience and Pharmacology, and the Director of Pediatric Cardiology at New York University School of Medicine. He was previously a faculty member in the Departments of Pediatrics and Pharmacology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.
Dr. Artman received his medical degree from Tulane University, and completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is board certified in pediatrics with a subspecialty certification in pediatric cardiology.
A prolific author, Dr. Artman has been the recipient of research grants from a variety of sources, including the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association, and has served as a member of numerous committees for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Dec 2, 2010 11:37 AM CST
Timothy Hoffman MD has been named Associate Medical Director of Pediatric Cardiology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hoffman is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Ohio State University and serves as the Medical Director of the Heart Transplantation program.
Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Dec 2, 2010 11:36 AM CST
Timothy F. Feltes, MD, FAHA will serve as the chairman of the American Board of Pediatrics Cardiology Sub-Board from 2010-2012. Dr. Feltes is Chief of Pediatric Cardiology and Co-Director of The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Ohio State University.
Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Dec 2, 2010 11:34 AM CST

Kathryn A. Taubert, Ph.D., who has given nearly 25 years of service to the AHA, most recently in the role of Senior Scientist and Special Assistant to the CSO, will be moving to the World Heart Federation in Geneva, Switzerland in early April as Senior Science Officer.

The new position will allow her to fulfill a long time dream of living and working in Europe, as she will work from their offices in Geneva, and it will also let her work with underdeveloped and developing countries, another long time wish.

She plans to continue to have involvement with the AHA as a council member, and she will retain her current faculty position as Adjunct Professor of Physiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.

Dr. Taubert joined the AHA in 1985 as a staff scientist, and worked as Director of Cardiovascular Science and then as Vice-President of the Science and Medicine Department before taking up her current role in 2004.

Many of the processes we now take for granted in science at AHA were developed under Dr. Taubert’s supervision. She streamlined the peer review process for council-generated scientific statements, developed a formal process for internal science review of news releases and patient/public educational materials, and helped develop the Clinical Science Committee (forerunner of the Manuscript Oversight Committee, which she has staffed since its inception).

At one time or another, Dr. Taubert has served as staff scientist for the majority of AHA Councils, and has been the staff scientist to CVDY since 1985. She was elected a FAHA by the Clinical Cardiology Council (1998) and by CVDY (inaugural fellow, 2003). The Councils have also recognized her with their Distinguished Achievement Award (presented by CVDY) in 2000, and the Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award from the Council on Clinical Cardiology in 2001.

Dr. Taubert is well-known for her great skill in assisting writing groups for scientific statements, having worked with more than 200 groups over the years, and has been co-author on statements and guidelines related to endocarditis, rheumatic fever, Kawasaki disease, pediatric heart disease, women and heart disease, NSAIDs, and the primary and secondary prevention of CVD, as well as the recent “Preventing Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, and Stroke. A common agenda for the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association”, which was the initial science statement of our current partnership with ACS and ADA. She is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in endocarditis and Kawasaki disease, and continues to give invited talks on these topics as well as on women and heart disease and on the modeling of preventive care at AHA, ACC, and other national and international meetings.

Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Mar 2, 2010 9:47 AM CST
Charles Berul, M.D., is the new cardiology division chief at Children's National Medical Center.

He was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. He earned bachelor's and master’s degrees in biology from Bucknell University and his M.D. from the University of Maryland. Dr. Berul completed pediatrics residency at Yale, followed by pediatric cardiology fellowship and electrophysiology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Berul had been in Boston for 15 years, where he was the director of the Pacemaker Program at Children’s Hospital Boston, and associate professor at Harvard Medical School until coming to Children’s National Medical Center in 2009. Dr. Berul is a professor of pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine. He has plans to grow the division, with new translational research programs in areas of developmental cardiology, genetics and electrophysiology, as well as leading an expansion of the clinical cardiology program.

Dr. Berul is a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology, the Society for Pediatric Research, and the American Heart Association’s Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young.

Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Mar 2, 2010 9:40 AM CST
Jeffrey Towbin, M.D., will celebrate his one-year anniversary this month as co-executive director of the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

 Towbin, an expert in cardiomyopathy/heart failure and cardiovascular genetics, left Texas Children's last year to build the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's.

His vision for the Heart Institute is to combine cardiac research and patient care. This includes not only heart failure and cardiomyopathies, transplant and cardiovascular genetics programs, but also an adult congenital heart disease program, which Gary D. Webb has been recruited to direct.

In addition to Dr. Webb, the Heart Institute has recruited 14 clinicians and researchers under Towbin's leadership.

Towbin's accomplishments earned him the 2007 Distinguished Scientist Award (Basic) given by the American College of Cardiology.

Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Mar 2, 2010 9:39 AM CST

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Yeah, that's what I thought.
Grats Dr Hoffman! Question: Do you see a need to cover dextracardia and AED pad placement modification (form modified lead II to it's mirror) in AED training? I understand that doing so improves survivability.