John P. Cheatham, MD, Director of Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Therapy and Co-director of The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital, has been named to the new class of Master Fellows of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (MSCAI), the professional medical society for adult and pediatric invasive/interventional cardiologists. SCAI is recognized worldwide for its commitment to quality and education for enhancing the care of patients who suffer from all forms of congenital and acquired cardiovascular disease. The MSCAI recognition acknowledges outstanding SCAI members for a career achievement of excellence in patient care, teaching, research, and innovation.
Mark Galantowicz, MD, FACS was recently featured in the Change Makers promotional spots that aired this summer on USA Network.
The annual Day for Hearts celebration from The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will not take place in 2014. We are in the process of enhancing the event with our partners at Flying Horse Farms to offer a more robust program and options for families and patients. Our goal is to provide our Heart Center families with fun social events, activities, camps and much more in the years to come. Our next series of events will be held in the summer and fall of 2015. We will send out additional details as we near the events. We hope to see you there!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mary Boyer at (614) 722-5514.
Cardinal Health recently donated $1 million to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to help advance the work and research of its Tissue Engineering Program. Tissue engineering is the process by which the child’s own cells are used to ‘grow’ new tissue or organs for repair of congenital defects, or defects that are present at birth. Read more.
Kan N. Hor, MD, recently was appointed as a pediatric cardiologist in The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospitaland as The Heart Center’s Director of Cardiac MRI. Dr. Hor, board-certified in both pediatrics and pediatric cardiology, comes to Nationwide Children’s from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Read more about Dr. Hor.
Blood conservation before, during and after procedures and surgeries involves an entire team approach at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Learn more about these procedures.
We are proud to announce that Nationwide Children's Hospital ranks #11 in the specialty ranking of Heart & Heart Surgery in U.S.News & World Report's 2009 Edition of America's Best Children's Hospitals. Learn more about this and other U.S.News & World Report specialty rankings.
Nationwide Children’s Accepted into CIGNA LifeSOURCE Transplant Network
Nationwide Children’s Hospital becomes the first Center of Excellence (COE) for Pediatric Heart Transplant designated by the Network in the state of Ohio, and one of 25 COE’s in the United States.
The OptumHealth Centers of Excellence network of elite programs was developed by identifying “best practice” specialty programs throughout the United States. These centers provide patients and case managers with access to cost-effective, high-quality pediatric health care. Nationwide Children’s was re-designated in the subspecialty for Pediatric Heart Transplant this year.
The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's has developed a patient education program that aims to successfully transition adolescents with congenital heart disease to continue specialized cardiac care as adults.
Mark Galantowicz, MD, chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and co-director of The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and John P. Cheatham, MD, director of Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Therapy and co-director of The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s, were honored with the Murray D. Lincoln Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery and the George H. Dunlap Endowed Chair in Interventional Cardiology, respectively.
Visit http://www.hybridsymposium.com to learn more about this annual conference.
The first heart/double lung transplant at Nationwide Children's Hospital occurred Saturday, December 24, 2005, when 22-year-old Sandy Shreck received a heart and lungs provided by an out-of-state donor.
Physicians at The Nationwide Children's Heart Center have coupled the benefits of cardiothoracic surgery and interventional cardiology in two suites to help critically ill patients with congenital heart disease achieve improved therapeutic outcomes.
In June 2004, the Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital opened the doors to the country’s first Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization Lab Suites. View video
Two Kurdish girls from Iraq began 2004 with a new lease on life following open-heart surgery at Nationwide Children's Hospital Heart Center.