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Professor Gil Wernovsky

Dr. Wernovsky is the Director of Program Development  and former Medical Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

His clinical interests are primarily in inpatient care, particularly of newborns and infants with critical congenital heart disease. He has been especially interested in the long-term functional outcomes following surgery for critical heart disease. He is a founding member and on the Organizing Committee of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.

He was the co-editor of the first textbook dedicated exclusively to the care and outcomes of children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, as well as a textbook on pediatric heart failure. 


Andrew N. Redington

Dr. Redington graduated from the University of London and  was appointed Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, in 1990. In 1998, he transferred his clinical and research teams to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and moved to Toronto from England in August, 2001, to take on the role of head of Cardiology at The Hospital for Sick Children.

His research interests include ventricular function and cardiopulmonary physiology in congenital heart disease. He has written more than 230 peer reviewed publications, more than 20 book chapters, and has co-edited six books.

Prof. Pascal R. Vouhe M.D.

Prof. Vouhe is a pediatric cardiac surgeon at Hospital Necker for Sick Children (Hôpital Necker Enfants-Malades) in Paris. He has been a leading figure in Europe, in the field of surgery for congenital heart disease, over the past twenty years and is a member of council of the European Association of Cardio-thoracic Surgeons and of the Francis Fontan Prize committee.

He is the author / co-author of several hundred papers over the past three decades.


Bob Anderson

Graduated from Manchester University Medical School in 1966. He wrote his MD (1970) on the location and innervation of the cardiac conduction system in animal hearts, and later expanded his interest in abnormalities of the conduction system in congenitally malformed hearts whilst working as Lecturer in Anatomy in Manchester, but collaborating strongly with colleagues in Liverpool. The key turning point in his career, however, was the year spent in Amsterdam in 1973, when he commenced his life-long collaboration with Anton Becker. Returning to London, he became the Joseph Levy Professor of Paediatric Cardiac Morphology at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Royal Brompton Hospital, transferring to the Institute of Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, in 1999. He retired from this position in 2007, but is now Visiting Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. Bob has written many hundreds of papers, along with more than 250 book chapters, and has written or edited 40 books. He is regarded internationally as one of the most prominent authorities on the pathology of the congenitally malformed heart.


Kathy Mussato PhDc, RN
Research Manager, Herma Heart Center

Kathy Mussatto is a doctoral candidate in nursing at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Her research interests include psychosocial outcomes for children and families living with pediatric heart disease including quality of life, neurodevelopment, child and family adjustment, parenting stress, and impact on healthy siblings. Kathy is passionate about promoting interdisciplinary research to improve outcomes for children and families living with pediatric heart disease. She also loves to kayak, read, garden, and travel.


Chairmen of Program Committee
Director of Cardiology, Royal Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor David Winlaw MD, FRACS
Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon, The Children's Hospital, Westmead

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