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Today it's been 5 years since my son Matthew's A.V. Canal repair. I remember the nurses: Shannon, Jaime, and Patrick....They were so good with Matthew and with my husband and I.
If it wasn't for Children's Hospital and the Cardiac wing he wouldn't be here. Thank you all for what you have done for us and giving him a chance to grow in front of our eyes! Thank you Dr. Mah, Dr. Baird, and Dr. de Ferranti we owe you the world.
5 years ago today, I placed my one week old son in Dr. Emani's hands to repair his COA. I remember it like it was yesterday, and I'm thankful every day for the care we received at the Heart Center at Boston Children's Hospital.
1 year ago today Dr Baird performed open heart surgery on Cayman. It did NOT slow him down. Today his heart is as good as new and he barely even has a scar. Thank you Dr Baird and everyone on the cardiac floor at Boston Children's Hospital.
Two years ago today we were at Boston Children's Hospital and our daughter, Emily, was having an aortic stent placed. We were told it would have to be replaced by the time she turned 2 (which was last June) but its still in place and working beautifully. We thank God every day for the amazing work of Dr. Gerald Marx and Dr. James Lock.
This weekend we celebrated our beautiful daughter, Mikayla's 1st birthday and that’s thanks to the amazing surgeons and staff on the 8th floor!! Mikayla was born with a rare diagnosis of Pentalogy of Cantrell which included several heart defects.
Robert Howe, CCP, LP, FPP
Perfusion Administrative Coordinator
I began by perfusion career at Boston Children’s Hospital in 1988 as a recent graduate. I was lucky to be mentored by a couple of very experienced “pediatric perfusionists”. Over the past 28 years, I have worked with many of the top congenital heart surgeons who have either stayed at Boston Children's or who have moved on to other institutions. I have been fortunate to be involved in many mission trips around the world. I have been to Shanghai China 9 times for mission work with Project Hope. I have also served as a consultant in pediatric perfusion in Doha, Qatar, & the United Arab Emirates. Most recently, I have been to Ghana, Africa with a team from Boston Children's to perform open heart surgery on children with congenital heart disease.
Gregory Matte, CCP, LP, FPP
Perfusion Clinical Coordinator
I began my career as a respiratory therapist and ECMO specialist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after having clinical rotations there as an undergrad. My experiences in the pediatric ICU at Hopkins eventually lead me back to school to pursue a career in perfusion technology. I was fortunate to start my perfusion career at Boston Children’s Hospital in 1998 and to continue specializing in pediatrics. One certainly understands the sentiment of being a small fish in a large sea while working at Boston Children’s Hospital. The access to the latest technology and advances in pediatric cardiac surgery, and access to leaders in the specialties which work closely with the perfusion team, has kept me engaged and continuously working to improve perfusion practice locally and abroad. I recently published the first book dedicated to pediatric perfusion practice and I am looking forward to expanding on that platform in the future.
Sharon Boyle, RN, CCP, FPP
Molly Bryant, CCP, LP
Kevin Conner, CCP, LP
Perry Dekkers, CCP, LP
Linda Durham, CCP, LP
Katie Faella, CCP, LP
William Regan, CCP, LP
Nathalia Toutenel, CCP, LP
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”