Academic - Professor
Department - Head, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Program; Director, CICU & CPCU
Awarding Body: Surgeons of Hope
Suma Cum Laude
Awarding Body: Universidad de Costa Rica
Biography & Interests
I strive to promote quality, safety and interdisciplinary practices and optimal communication between patients, their families and our staff.
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.
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.
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.
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