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The Heart Program Welcomes Gil Wernovsky, MD, FAAP, FACC to the Medical Staff at Miami Children’s Hospital
(12/3/2013)

Miami- Dr. Gil Wernovsky has joined The Heart Program at Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) as the Medical Director of Patient- and Family-Centered Care within the cardiac service line.

Prior to joining MCH, Dr. Wernovsky served as the Director of Program Development at the Cardiac Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Associate Chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology. He was also the Medical Director of the Neurocardiac Care Program and the former Medical Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

Dr. Wernovsky received his medical training at Pennsylvania State University and his pediatric training at New York Hospital. He completed additional training in pediatric cardiology and cardiac intensive care at Boston Children’s Hospital, and had a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School. In Philadelphia, he has been a professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Wernovsky’s clinical interests include the ICU care of newborns with critical congenital heart disease, mechanical support of the failing circulation and outpatient follow-up of complex congenital heart disease. For over 25 years, he has focused on the long-term functional outcomes following surgery for complex heart disease, particularly transposition of the great arteries and forms of single ventricle defects such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He conducted the pilot study and was one of the study physicians for the Boston Circulatory Arrest Trial and was the principal investigator of the PRIMACORP study, an international multicenter randomized trial to improve cardiac output after heart surgery. He was also the Co-Chair of the Perioperative Working Group of the Pediatric Heart Network of The National Institutes of Health.

About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine. In fact, it is the only hospital in Florida to be ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties assessed by U.S. News & World Report in its annual Best Children's Hospitals rankings for three consecutive years, 2011, 2012 and 2013-14. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.