Fall 2016 Announcements: New Faculty

Jorge Salazar, MD

AK Kaza, MD, Boston Children's HospitalJorge Salazar, MD joined our faculty this summer as Senior Associate in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Salazar comes to us from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Babson’s Children’s Hospital, where he was Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Co-Director of the Children’s Heart Center and Surgical Director of University Heart.

Dr. Salazar is an accomplished investigator involved in numerous clinical trials that evaluate novel therapies to treat complex congenital heart defects. His laboratory research has focused on neurologic protection and brain perfusion strategies during complex heart operations. His clinical work has been focused on complex reconstruction of left-sided lesions including aortic root, valve and aortic arch. 

Dr. Salazar has extensive experience in valve reconstruction as well as the management of patients with connective tissue disorders. In addition, his strong interest in adult congenital cardiac surgery led him to greatly expand the program at the University of Mississippi. 

At the Heart Center, Dr. Salazar’s administrative responsibilities will include strategic planning and network development for the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery.

Laura Mansfield, MD

Laura Mansfield, MD joined our faculty this summer as a hospitalist in the Department of Cardiology and Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Mansfield completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital/Ann and Robert H. Lurie’s 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. In addition to her role as an attending on 8E, Dr. Mansfield will be pursuing additional training in non-invasive imaging with a specific focus in fetal echocardiography.

David Hoganson, MD

AK Kaza, MD, Boston Children's HospitalDavid Hoganson, MD joins this month as Assistant in Cardiovascular Surgery and Instructor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Hoganson trained in cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University in St. Louis and has just completed his fellowship in congenital heart surgery here at Boston Children’s. He has a strong interest in neonatal cardiac surgery as well as heart transplantation and mechanical support therapies. As a trained biomedical engineer, Dr. Hoganson’s laboratory work has focused on tissue engineering, mesenchymal stem cells and medical device development. He is leading clinical research programs to study the use of autologous umbilical veins as shunts in neonates with complex congenital heart disease (see article this issue) and to develop new heart transplant therapies.