I want to own my own daycare for kids with special needs.

Eduardo da Cruz, MD



Related Departments

Heart Institute


Academic - Professor
Department - Head, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Program; Director, CICU & CPCU


Awarding Body: Surgeons of Hope
Date: 2011

Suma Cum Laude
Awarding Body: Universidad de Costa Rica
Date: 1985

Biography & Interests

Care Philosophy

I strive to promote quality, safety and interdisciplinary practices and optimal communication between patients, their families and our staff.

Clinical Interests

I have trained in Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology and Intensive Care, and -over the last 20 years- I have developed an expertise in the management of medical and surgical (post-operative) cardiac patients, from neonates to adults with congenital cardiac diseases.

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on the nutrition of the critically-ill pediatric cardiac patient, quality improvement and safety, development of new monitoring strategies and cardiovascular pharmacology.

Volunteer Activities

I have been involved in humanitarian work for more than two decades and I am currently the President of Surgeons of Hope, a Non-Governmental Organization based in New York and in charge of developing programs of pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery in Latin America.

Education & Training

Medical Schools

Facultad De Medicina/Universidad De Costa Rica  - Medicine (1985)


Facultad De Medicina/Universidad De Costa Rica  - Pediatrics (1985)

Residency Program

Hospital Nacional de Ninos, San Jose, Costa Rica  - Pediatrics (1989)


Universite de Paris V-Rene Descartes (La Sorbonne)  - Critical Care (1996)


Universite de Paris V-Rene Descartes (La Sorbonne)  - Pediatric Cardiology (1992)


Association for the European Pediatric Cardiology - Member
European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery - Member, Board of the Congenital Domain
European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care - Member
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine - Member
Society of Critical Care Medicine - Member
Swiss Society of Pediatric Cardiology - Member
Societe Francaise de Cardiologie - Member
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society - Member
European Society of Cardiology - Member
Society for Pediatric Research - Member
Sociedad Latina de Cardiologia y Cirugia Cardiovascular - Member
World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery - Member
World federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies - Member
Pediatric Intensive Care Society of the United Kingdom - Member
British Pediatric Cardiac Association - Member

Primary Location

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