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Editorial Board
Editors-in-Chief
  • Vladimiro L. Vida, MD, PhD

    University of Padua, Padua, ITALY

    Interests: congenital heart surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, scimitar syndrome

  • Xuming Mo, MD, PhD

    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, CHINA

    Interests: innovative surgical solutions for congenital heart disease; mechanism and treatment of pediatric pulmonary hypertension; key gene targets for congenital heart defects

  • Kisaburo Sakamoto

    Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Children’s Hospital, Shizuoka, JAPAN

    Interests: congenital, heart failure, valve disease, tricuspid valve disease

Deputy Editor-in-Chief
  • Giovanni Di Salvo, MD, PhD, MSc, FESC

    University of Padua, Padua, ITALY

    Interests: congenital heart disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathy

Associate Editor-in-Chief
  • Hao Zhang

    Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, Medical School of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, CHINA

    Interests: congenital heart surgery and basic research

Associate Editors
  • Salvatore Agati

    Bambin Gesù Hospital, Taormina, ITALY

    Interests: congenital heart disease, aortic disease, minimally invasive surgery

  • Gianfranco Butera, MD

    Bambin Gesù Hospital, Rome, ITALY

    Interests: pediatric and congenital cardiology

  • Shi-Joon Yoo, MD

    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, CANADA

    Interests: fetal echocardiography, 3D printing in pediatric cardiology and surgery

  • Grace Van Leeuwen, MD

    Sidra Medicine, Ar-Rayyan, QATAR

    Interests: ethics, intensive care, post operative care, reanimation, moral distress, palliative care

  • Meena Nathan, MD, FRCS, MPH

    Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

    Interests: cardiac surgery, patient safety and quality outcomes

  • Samuel Menahem

    Murdoch Children's Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

    Interests: congenital heart disease psychosocial and ethical aspects

  • David M. Kalfa, MD, PhD

    Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

    Interests: cardiac surgery, pediatric heart transplant

  • Massimo Padalino, MD, PhD

    University of Padua, Padua, ITALY

    Interests: univentricular heart and hybrid procedures, surgery in marfan and connective tissue disorders, tetralogy of fallot

  • Alain Jean Poncelet, MD, PhD

    Cliniques Universitaires saint-Luc, Brussels, BELGIUM

    Interests: congenital cardiac surgery, adult cardiac surgery, heart failure, transplantation

  • David Faraoni, MD, PhD

    Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX, USA

    Interests: cardiovascular anesthesia, clinical and database research

  • Olivier Villemain, MD, PhD

    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, CANADA

    Interests: biomedical imaging, cardiovascular sciences

  • Luc Mertens, MD, PhD

    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, CANADA

    Interests: echocardiography, interventional cardiology, heart failure

  • Samir Sarikouch, MD, PhD

    Hannover Medical School, Hannover, GERMANY

    Interests: cardiology, echocardiography, clinical trials

  • David Zurakowski, MS, PhD

    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

    Interests: biomarkers, surgical and anesthesia research, statistical analysis

Editorial Board Members
  • Vera Demarchi Aiello

    Hospital das Clinicas HCFMUSP, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

    Interests: morphology of congenital heart defects, cardiac anatomy, cardiovascular pathology, pulmonary circulation

  • Roland M. Axt-Fliedner

    Division of Prenatal Diagnosis & Therapy, Dept. OB&GYN, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, GERMANY

    Interests: prenatal diagnosis and assessment of cardiovascular anomalies, transition of cardiovascular function from fetus to neonate, advanced cardiac imaging in the fetus (MRI, echo; wall motion tracking), hypoplastic left heart syndrome, PA/IVS, conotruncal anomalies, complex cardiac anomalies, fetal interventions

  • Duraisamy Balaguru

    MD Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Boston, USA

    Interests: pediatric cardiology, interventional pediatric cardiology, pediatric cardiac intensive care

  • Osman Baspinar

    Gaziantep University Medical Faculty, Gaziantep, TURKEY

    Interests: invasive pediatric cardiology

  • Pedro Betrián Blasco

    Valle de Hebron Hospital, Barcelona, SPAIN

    Interests: pediatric and congenital cardiology, pediatric and congenital interventional cardiology

  • Alexander Van De Bruaene

    Congenital and Structural Cardiology, University Hospitals, Leuven, BELGIUM

    Interests: heart failure, echocardiography, adult congenital heart disease,cardiovascular surgery, heart valve diseases, cardiac surgery

  • Davide Calvaruso

    Bambin Gesù Hospital, Taormina, ITALY

    Interests: congenital heart surgery, pediatric cardiac surgery

  • Elio Caruso

    Bambin Gesù Hospital, Taormina, ITALY

    Interests: pediatric cardiology, cardiac imaging

  • Biagio Castaldi

    University of Padua, Padua, ITALY

    Interests: cardiology surgery, ejection fraction, medicine

  • Xinxin Chen

    Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center, Guangzhou, CHINA

    Interests: pulmonary atresia, aortic transposition, surgical treatment of complex congenital heart disease

  • Devyani Chowdhury

    Cardiology Care for Children, Nemours Cardiac Center, Wilmington DE, USA

    Interests: adult congenital, myocardial function, cardio genetics

  • Shaonong Dang

    School of Public Health, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, CHINA

    Interests: maternal and child health care, nutritional epidemiology

  • Ilias P. Doulamis

    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

    Interests: fotan procedure, biventricular conversion, ischemia reperfusion injury, basic research, biostatistics

  • Alain Fraissé

    Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Trust, London, UK

    Interests: pediatric cardiology, echocardiography, electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, valvular heart disease

  • Gino Gerosa

    University of Padua, Padua, ITALY

    Interests: valve surgery, tissue engineering for heart disease, robotic surgery, off pump coronary artery surgery

  • Juan-Miguel Gil-Jaurena

    Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañon, Madrid, SPAIN

    Interests: minimallyinvasive pediatric cardiac surgery, heart transplant & assist devices, neonatal surgery

  • Raffaele Giordano

    Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, University of Naples “Federico II”, ITALY

    Interests: pediatric cardiac surgery, cardiovascular surgery, cardiovascular imaging

  • Alvise Guariento

    University of Padua, Padua, ITALY

    Interests: congenital heart disease, heart failure, pediatric cardiac surgery, fontan procedure

  • Jürgen Hörer

    Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Munich, GERMANY

    Interests: congenital heart surgery, risk evaluation

  • João Chang Junior

    Instituto do Coração (InCor) do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (HCFMUSP), São Paulo, BRAZIL

    Interests: congenital heart disease, congenital heart surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass machine, artificial intelligence models

  • Mladen J. Kocica

    UC Clinical Centre of Serbia, Clinic for Cardiac Surgery, Belgrade, SERBIA

    Interests: aortic dissection, surgical ventricular restoration, aortic root surgery, congenital coronary artery anomalies

  • Shyam S. Kothari

     All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, INDIA

    Interests: pediatric cardiology, echocardiography, interventional pediatric cardiology, rheumatic heart disease

  • Yifei Li

    West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan, CHINA

    Interests: pediatric cardiology, interventional pediatric cardiology, pediatric cardiac intensive care

  • Hugues LUCRON, MD

    Congenital Heart Disease Department, Hôpital Marie-Lannelongue, Paris, FRANCE

    Interests: pediatric and congenital cardiology; interventionnal pediatric and congenital cardiology; echocardiography in congenital heart-disease; pediatric cardiac surgery

  • Corrado Di Mambro

    Bambin Gesù Hospital, Rome, ITALY

    Interests: pediatric arrhythmias, sudden death risk in congenital heart disease

  • Leonardo Miana

    Hospital das Clinicas HCFMUSP, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

    Interests: heart transplantation, heart failure, cardiac surgery

  • Patrick Myers

    Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND

    Interests: cardiac surgery, thoracic vascular surgery

  • Konstantinos S. Mylonas

    University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, USA

    Interests: TGA, Fontan physiology, pediatric heart transplant, cardiovascular genetics

  • Viviane Nasr

    Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

    Interests: risk prediction, congenital heart disease, pediatric anesthesiology

  • Sophie Pierard

    UCLouvain – Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, BELGIUM

    Interests: haemodynamics, shunt lesions

  • Issam EL RASSI

    Al Jalila Children's, Dubai, UAE

    Interests: congenital heart disease & surgery

  • Francesca Raimondi

    Hôpital universitaire Necker-Enfants-Malades, Paris, FRANCE

    Interests: cardiac imaging, cardiac MRI, cardiac CT scan

  • Mauro Lo Rito

    Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, ITALY

    Interests: biostatistics, congenital heart disease, cardiac surgery, transposition of great arteries, minimally invasive surgery, ross operation, pulmonary vein stenosis

  • Jack Rychik

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Interests: pediatric cardiology

  • Giancarlo Scognamiglio

    Monaldi Hospital, Naples, ITALY

    Interests: non-invasive diagnosis of heart disease, pediatric cardiology

  • Aurelio Secinaro

    Bambin Gesù Hospital, Rome, ITALY

    Interests: cardiovascular MR and CT in children, congenital heart disease, imaging

  • Domenico Sirico

    University of Padua, Padua, ITALY

    Interests: pediatric cardiology, interventional cardiology, echocardiography, valvular heart disease

  • Mi Kyoung Song

    Seoul National University Children's Hospital, Seoul, KOREA

    Interests: pediatric arrhythmia, pediatric electrophysiology, sudden cardiac death, pediatric cardiomyopathy, channelopathy

  • Zhonghua Sun

    Medical Radiation Science, Curtin Medical School, Curtin University, Perth, AUSTRALIA

    Interests: 3D image visualization in cardiovascular disease, 3D printing, virtual reality and mixed reality in cardiovascular disease, specifically in congenital heart disease, and AI in medical applications

  • Norihisa Toh

    Okayama University Hospital, Okayama City, Okayama, JAPAN

    Interests: atrial heart septal defects, echocardiography, brugada syndrome, patent foramen ovale, ventricular fibrillation, three-dimensional echocardiography

  • Dominique Vervoort

    Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, CANADA

    Interests: congenital heart surgery, global surgery, global health, health economics, health policy

  • Di Yu

    Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, CHINA

    Interests: congenital heart disease, cardiac surgery, risk prediction

  • Evan M. Zahn

    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

    Interests: pediatric cardiology

  • María Álvarez-Fuente

    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Department, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, SPAIN

    Interests: congenital heart disease: interventional cardiology and pulmonary hypertension

Early Career Editorial Board Member
  • Francesco Bertelli

    University of Padua, Padua, ITALY

    Interests: congenital heart disease, 3D reconstruction, 3D printing

  • David Blitzer

    Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

    Interests: heart surgery, congenital heart malformation, endocardial cushion defects

  • Matthew J. Bock

    Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, University of California, San Diego, USA

    Interests: pediatric heart failure, cardiomyopathy, transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, pediatric pulmonary hypertension, pediatric cardiac genetics

  • Connor Callahan

    Hospital for Sick Children University of Torontodisabled, Toronto, CANADA

    Interests: cardiac surgery, congenital heart disease, mechanical circulatory support

  • Jef Van den Eynde

    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

    Interests: adult congenital heart disease, tetralogy of fallot, fontan circulation, heart failure

  • Silvia Farruggio

    San Vincenzo Hospital, Mediterranean Pediatric Cardioligic Center Bambin Gesù, Taormina, ITALY

    Interests: imaging, arrhythmia, fetal echo

  • Comentale Giuseppe

    University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, ITALY

    Interests: congenital heart disease, fontan procedure, univentricular heart, neonatal surgery, molecular pediatric cardiology, 3D printing

  • Claudia Herbst

    Medical University Vienna, Vienna, AUSTRIA

    Interests: adult congenital procedures, single ventricle and palliative procedures, minimally invasive

  • Shinsuke Hoshino

    Shiga University of Medical Science, JAPAN

    Interests: congenital heart disease, Kawasaki Disease, 3D printing

  • Nabil Hussein

    Yorkshire Heart Centre, Leeds, UK

    Interests: congenital heart surgery, 3D printing, simulation, surgical education

  • Se Yong Jung

    Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea

    Interests: pediatric cardiology, congenital heart disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension, translational research

  • Sachiko Kadowaki

    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, CANADA

    Interests: cardiovascular surgery

  • Niall Khan

    Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, IRELAND

    Interests: surgery for congenital heart disease, cardiac malformations, surgical education

  • Takashi Kido

    Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Munich, GERMANY

    Interests: congenital heart disease, single ventricle, mechanical circulatory support.

  • Junko Kobayashi

    Okayama University, Okayama, JAPAN

    Interests: stem cells, epigenetic repression, univentricular heart, heart failure

  • Chuanbin Liu

    Department of Cardiology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, CHINA

    Interests: clinical and basic study of atrial fibrillation

  • Yupeng Liu

    Department of Cardiology, Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital (Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences), Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, CHINA

    Interests: cardiovascular diseases, metabolism, inflammation

  • Supreet P. Marathe

    Queensland University, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

    Interests: single ventricle palliation, fontan, artificial intelligence in cardiac surgery, complex biventricular repairs, right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduits

  • Nicholas Oh

    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

    Interests: HLHS, unbalanced AVCD, anomalous coronary arteries, single ventricle palliation outcomes

  • Sergej Prijić

    Mother and Child Health Institute, Belgrade, SERBIA

    Interests: congenital heart disease, pediatric interventional cardiology

  • Mossab Saeed

    Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

    Interests: cardiac surgery, heart Valves, myocardial protection, medical devices, innovation, and translational research

  • Azeem Sheikh

    Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Halifax, UK

    Interests: coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndrome, arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy, coronary intervention, intracoronary imaging

  • Wei Shi

    Department of Biology and Genetics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA

    Interests: heart development and congenital heart defects

  • Michael Spartalis

    3rd Department of Cardiology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, GREECE

    Interests: device therapy, electrophysiology, sudden cardiac death

  • Jiangshan Tan

    Department of Cardiology, Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Beijing, CHINA

    Interests: mendelian randomization, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism

  • Paola Veronese

    University of Padua, Padua, ITALY

    Interests: prenatal diagnosis of cardiac anomalies, imaging and innovation in fetal cardiology

  • Zhen Wang

    Ultrasonography Department, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, CHINA

    Interests: congenital heart disease, heart failure, echocardiogram, cardiomyopathy

  • Zubo Wu

    Department of Pediatrics, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, CHINA

    Interests: pediatric cardiovascular diseases, Kawasaki disease, arrhythmias, viral myocarditis, cardiomyopathies

  • Rosanna Zanai

    Bambin Gesù Hospital, Taormina, ITALY

    Interests: pediatric cardiac anesthesia

  • Xuan Zheng

    Center of Structural Heart Disease, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, CHINA

    Interests: congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, molecular cardiology, structural heart disease

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