I strongly believe that parents must be included as key partners in the care of their children, and that the best results are obtained when all members of the family feel informed and respected.

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Alberta , 2000 , Edmonton, Alberta , Canada

Graduate Degree

MSc
  • University of Toronto , 2001 , Toronto , Canada

Medical School

  • University of Alberta , 2005 , Edmonton, Alberta , Canada

Residency

  • Stollery Children's Hospital , 2009 , Edmonton, Alberta , Canada

Fellowship

Pediatric Cardiology
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2012 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Interventional Cardiology
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2013 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

It is a tremendous privilege to care for children with heart disease. I continually strive to be worthy of the trust parents place in me, whether the setting is the clinic, the intensive care unit, or the catheterization laboratory. I strongly believe that parents must be included as key partners in the care of their children, and that the best results are obtained when all members of the family feel informed and respected.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Esch completed graduate studies in mathematics at the University of Toronto before entering medical school at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada). He completed his pediatrics residency at Stollery Children’s Hospital, where he also served as chief resident. He came to Boston Children’s Hospital (and the US) as a pediatric cardiology fellow and stayed for a senior fellowship in pediatric interventional cardiology. As staff in the interventional cardiology division, his clinical interests include invasive assessment and management of congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Esch also has interests in general outpatient cardiology (with an emphasis on immigrant and marginalized populations), and runs a weekly pediatric cardiology clinic at Boston Medical Center. His research interests include the development of new percutaneous strategies for the management of severe pulmonary hypertension, invasive assessment of right heart hemodynamics, and adverse events in pediatric congenital catheterization.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology