Dr. Tchervenkov is the chief of cardiac surgery at Montreal Children's Hospital and Professor of Surgery at McGill University. He trained in general surgery, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at McGill University. He was Chief Resident in pediatric cardiac surgery at the Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School with Aldo Castaneda. He was the founding president of the World Society of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery and currently serves as Executive Director
Interviews with Leading Figures in Congenital Cardiac Care
Dr. Murphy studied at the University of Vermont. He completed a residency at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is currently an attending cardiologist at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine in Phildelphia.
Dr Richard Van Praagh is an internationally renowned pediatric cardiologist with a special interest in cardiac pathology and cardiac embryology. He is originally from Toronto and undertook training with the pathologist Jesse Edwards at the Mayo Clinic before moving to Children's Hospital Boston.
Dr. Kreutzer studied at the University of Buenos Aires. After completing his surgical training he took a position at the Ricardo Gutierrez Children's Hospital in Buenos Aires. He held many leadership positions at Ricardo Gutierrez until his retirement as Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr Kreutzer was a pioneer in developing surgical treatment for the child with a single ventricle.
Dr. Somerville was educated at Queen’s College and Guy’s Hospital Medical School in London. She was a consultant physician and pediatric cardiologist at the Royal Brompton and National Heart Hospital in London until her retirement. For many years she worked closely with Mr Donald Ross. She was instrumental in developing the field of adult congenital cardiac care or as she preferred to call it “GUCH” or “grown-up congenital heart care”. She was also the founder of the World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology which subsequently became the World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.