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.