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Wayne  Tworetzky, MD

Wayne Tworetzky
Cardiology Research
Hospital Title:
Senior Associate in Cardiology
Academic Title:
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
Noninvasive cardiology

Research Overview

Wayne Tworetzky's research interest is in the impact of fetal diagnosis on the in-utero and perinatal management of congenital heart disease. Recently Dr. Tworetzky has been instrumental in starting up a fetal cardiac intervention program in affiliation with the Advanced Fetal Care Center and the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Brigham and Women's. The program is seeking to treat fetuses with severe aortic stenosis and other serious congenital heart defects. He is also working closely with the fetal surgeons in the animal research lab to develop techniques for fetal cardiac access and therapy.

About Wayne Tworetzky

Wayne Tworetzky received his MD from the University of Stellen Bosch, South Africa. He completed an internship and residency at Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa and second residency and fellowship at University of California, San Francisco.

Key Publications

  • Tworetzky W, Marshall AC. Balloon valvuloplasty for congenital heart disease in the fetus. Clinics in Perinatology 2003; 30(3):541-50.
  • Tworetzky W. McElhinney DB. Margossian R. Moon-Grady AJ. Sallee D. Goldmuntz E. van der Velde ME. Silverman NH. Allan LD. Association between cardiac tumors and tuberous sclerosis in the fetus and neonate. American Journal of Cardiology 2003; 92: 487-489.
  • Tworetzky W, McElhinney DB, Reddy VM, Brook MM, Hanley FL, Silverman NH. Improved surgical outcome after fetal diagnosis of hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Circulation 2001; 103: 1269-1273.
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