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Dept. of Pediatrics > Cardiology

Cardiology

5839 S. Maryland Ave, MC 4051
Chicago, IL 60637

773-702-6172   Phone
773- 702-2319   Fax

Faculty

Brojendra Agarwala
, MD
Professor
Savitri Fedson
, MD
Associate Professor
Abraham Groner
, MD
Assistant Professor
Ivan Moskowitz
, MD , PhD
Associate Professor
Peter Varga
, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic
Co-Director, Marfan Syndrome Clinic
Interim Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Paula Williams
, MS , MD
Assistant Professor

Academic Personnel

Frank Zimmerman
, MD
Clinical Associate

Staff

About the Section

The faculty of the section of Pediatric Cardiology are leaders in clinical care, teaching and research. Our clinical program offers the full spectrum of care in all sub-specialty areas of pediatric cardiology. Research in the section focuses on the evaluation of the latest devices for non-surgical repair of congenital heart anomalies.


Research

Research in Pediatric Cardiology focuses on the evaluation of the latest devices for non-surgical repair of congenital heart anomalies. A total of 32 active research studies are currently being conducted. At different phases from enrollment to follow-up, these studies include children and adults, humans and animals, and implantation in the pediatric catherization lab and in the operating room. Many of the procedures include the placement of devices percutaneously to close congenital health lesions avoiding the need for cardiac surgery. Some of these devices are custom-made specifically for each patient’s need. Two of the devices, the Amplatzer® Septal Occluder and the Amplatzer® Duct Occluder, which were part of the clinical trial at The University of Chicago are now FDA approved. Post market surveillance trials of these two devices are currently underway.

Visit the Comer Children's Hospital website for more information about our pediatric cardiology clinical care services.