Dr. Murphy studied at the University of Vermont. He completed a residency at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is currently an attending cardiologist at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine in Phildelphia.
As part of the mission of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, the World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery will be developed and maintained for the purposes of furthering knowledge concerning the global practice and outcomes of pediatric and congenital heart surgery; fostering an environment of quality improvement in participating hospitals, without geographic constraints regarding eligibility for participation; and promoting scientific investigation and publication based on analyses of this world database, with collaboration among a wide array of international colleagues.
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- One member of the institution should be a member of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS).
- Sign and return the WSPCHS Data Use Agreement and Participation Agreement.
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Dr Richard Van Praagh is an internationally renowned pediatric cardiologist with a special interest in cardiac pathology and cardiac embryology. He is originally from Toronto and undertook training with the pathologist Jesse Edwards at the Mayo Clinic before moving to Children's Hospital Boston.
The World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery has accomplished much since its establishment in 2006. We have organized highly successful Scientific Meetings held around the world from Washington, USA in 2007, to Cairns, Australia during the 5th World Congress in 2009 and Istanbul in 2011. Not to mention our World Summit on the status of pediatric cardiac surgery services and education in Montreal, Canada in 2008.
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