Announcements & Events

Announcements & Events

New Faculty

We are pleased to announce the following new members to the Heart Center Staff:

Sarah Goldberg

Sarah Goldberg, MD, will be joining the Division of Cardiovascular Critical Care as an Instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Goldberg completed her residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she also served as chief resident. She then completed her Pediatric Cardiology fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital, followed by a senior fellow year in the cardiac intensive care unit. She will attend in the cardiac intensive care unit and will also continue to see outpatients in the cardiology clinic at Boston Children's Hospital.


Laura Mansfield

Laura Mansfield, MD, will be joining the Division of Cardiovascular Critical Care as an Instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Mansfield completed her pediatric residency at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, followed by a categorical cardiology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. She also served as Chief Fellow for the 2016 academic year. She has spent the past year as an attending on 8E and completing additional training in non-invasive imaging with a particular focus in fetal echocardiography. In her faculty role going forward, Mansfield will divide her clinical time between the Inpatient and Outpatient Services. Her clinical and research interests include the care of inpatients and medical education.


Kim Mills

Kimberly Mills, MD, will be joining the Division of Cardiovascular Critical Care as an Instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Mills completed her pediatrics residency at Washington University in St. Louis and subsequently completed fellowships in Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her research interests include the characterization of the metabolic stress response to cardiopulmonary bypass, novel strategies to optimize nutrition intake, and nutritional therapy as it relates to clinical outcomes in critically ill children with congenital heart disease


Smith Parrish

Melissa Smith-Parrish, MD, will be joining the Division of Cardiovascular Critical Care as an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Smith-Parrish completed her pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and subsequently finished fellowships in Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan. She is in the process of completing a Master of Science in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety through Northwestern University. Smith-Parrish moved to Boston from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where she served as a staff physician and the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Physician Champion for the Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Her research interests include quality improvement in the cardiac intensive care unit and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with congenital heart disease.

64th Annual Blackfan Lecture and Luncheon

James LockOn Wednesday, June 7, James E. Lock, MD, cardiologist-in-chief emeritus and Alexander S. Nadas Professor of Pediatrics, led a lecture entitled "At the end of a long thin tube: A perspective on the evolution of cardiac catheter intervention" at the 64th Annual Blackfan Lecture and Luncheon. Dr. Lock’s contributions to the field of pediatric cardiology, and to Boston Children’s Hospital and the Heart Center, have been deep and visionary. From catheter device development and innovation to quality improvement to leadership of clinical programs, he has improved the lives of children with cardiac disease and trained a generation of pediatric cardiologists. Dr. Lock's skills, drive and vision led him to become cardiologist-in-chief in 1993, a role he held for 22 years.

Presented by Boston Children’s Hospital Alumni Association, the Blackfan Lecture is a nationally-recognized lectureship that honors Kenneth D. Blackfan, MD, who served as Boston Children’s fourth physician-in-chief. Blackfan lecturers have included 64 individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to pediatric research, clinical care and public health. They include Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s faculty, as well as a number of outstanding pediatricians, surgeons and biologists throughout the United States and beyond.

Events

7th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
July 16 - 21
Barcelona, Spain

Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Family Symposium
July 21 - 22
Boston, MA

European Society of Cardiology Congress 2017
August 26 - 30
Barcelona, Spain

Keeping the Beat camp for BCH patients with pacemakers or ICDs
September 8 – 10
By invitation only, please contact Jamie Harris for details

Pediatric Cardiology Symposium
October 12
Boston, MA