Thomas Kulik

Thomas Kulik, MD

Senior Associate in Cardiology; Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program; Interim Director, Division of Cardiovascular Critical Care

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Critical Care
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension

Departments

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Program

Programs

  • Pulmonary Hypertension Program
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
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Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate Degree

University of Denver,

Denver, CO

Medical Degree

University of Colorado, School of Medicine, 1973

Denver, CO

Internship

Pediatrics - University of Minnesota, 1978

Minneapolis, MN

Residency

University of Minnesota, 1979

Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship

Pediatrics - University of Minnesota, 1983

Minneapolis, MN

Certifications

  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

Professional History

I have had two major professional interests, pediatric cardiac intensive care and the pulmonary circulation, especially pulmonary hypertension.  Being a member of the first cohort of pediatric cardiologists who took a special interest in critical care as it applies to pediatric patients with cardiac disease, I have been an active worker in the development of the field, and had deep involvement in a variety of domains. I look forward to continuing to provide clinical care in the CICU, and to helping to train pediatric cardiologists and others interested the critically ill cardiac patient.
     

My second major clinical and academic focus is the pulmonary circulation, especially pathological pulmonary vasoconstriction and remodeling.  Earlier in my career, this interest took expression primarily in laboratory investigation of the pharmacology of the pulmonary vascular bed, and how mechanical forces impact pulmonary vascular smooth muscle growth and matrix protein expression. I left laboratory investigations as I moved my focus into the clinical and administrative arena. I have participated in the design and execution of a prospective, industry-sponsored clinical trial of sildenafil for pediatric pulmonary hypertension, and treated many patients for this affliction using conventional therapy.

To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-7866 or Request an Appointment

Locations

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944

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