Children's Hospital Colorado
Eduardo da Cruz, MD
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Eduardo da Cruz, MD

Associate Medical Director, Heart Institute; Head, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Program; Director, CICU & Inpatient Services

Specialties:
Cardiology - Pediatric, Critical Care - Pediatric
Conditions:
Congenital Heart Disease
specialties:

Cardiology - Pediatric, Critical Care - Pediatric

conditions:

Congenital Heart Disease

Meet Eduardo da Cruz, MD

I strive to promote quality, safety, effectiveness, interdisciplinary practices and optimal communication between patients, their families and our staff. Our care must be patient and family-centered and driven toward the best outcome possible.

"To see a kid smiling and a family that is satisfied with the care we provided, translating this into what these kids will become in the future, is the most rewarding feeling I can think of."

-Dr. Eduardo da Cruz



Get to know his background

I trained in Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology and Intensive Care, and have more than 20 years of experience as an attending physician. Over the last two decades I have developed an expertise in the management of medical and surgical (pre and post-operative) cardiac patients, from neonates to adults with congenital cardiac diseases. My main interest is to serve patients and their families and my community to the best of my capacities and thinking beyond the strictly medical aspects, as patient psycho-emotional support and quality of life is key.

Medical School 1986

Universidad de Costa Rica

Fellowship 1992

University of Paris, Rene Descartes, Pediatric Cardiology & Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Suma Cum Laude 1985

Universidad de Costa Rica

Founder and Emeritus Chair, Working Group on Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care 2011

Association for the European Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC)

President and Chair of the Board 2011

United Nations-affiliated Non-Governmental Organization
Surgeons of Hope Foundation

Chair and Founder, Section of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Intensive Care and Mechanical Circulatory Support 2016

European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC)

For Patients:
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.
For Referring Providers:
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.

Associate Medical Director, Heart Institute; Head, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Program; Director, CICU & Inpatient Services


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