Heart to Heart: Building Local Capacity for Pediatric Cardiac Care

David Teitel MD is a Professor in Pediatric Cardiology, and an Affiliate Faculty at IGHS. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Montreal Children's Hospital, a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at UCSF, and joined the UCSF faculty in 1982. He served as chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology for more than two decades and as medical director of the Pediatric Heart Center from its inception through 2015. He is currently the chair of the Academic Senate at UCSF. Dr Teitel is an expert in how the newborn cardiovascular system adapts following birth and in response to congenital heart disease, which has been the focus of his research. He co-authored a book on this topic, Neonatal Cardiology, and gives lectures throughout the Americas and Europe on the cardiovascular system of the fetus and child.

He has shared his expertise in pediatric cardiology through an NGO named Heart-to-Heart for the past 25 years. His work with the program focused on developing pediatric cardiac programs in Tomsk, Rostov, Chelyabinsk & Moscow. His latest work was in Lima, Peru working with the Instituto Nacional Cardiovascular (INCOR) to enhance cardiac care for Peruvian adults and children by lending expertise as well as supporting the training of local health workers.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Mission Hall, 1406
550 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158

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School of Medicine, Global Health Sciences


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff


Mission Bay

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