PICS~AICS


FACULTY Information


Course Directors

    • Ziyad M. Hijazi, MD, M.P.H, FACC, MSCAI

      Chair, Department of Pediatrics Chair, CEMC Director
      Sidra Cardiovascular Center of Excellence
      Sidra Medical and Research Center
      Doha, Qatar

      John P. Cheatham, MD 
      Director, Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Therapies
      Professor of Pediatrics & Internal Medicine
      Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

  • Thomas K. Jones, MD

    Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine
  • University of Washington, Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, 
    Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA


    Damien Kenny, MD

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin,
    Dublin, Ireland

    • Carlos Pedra, MD 
      Dante Pazzanese Instituto de Cardiologia, 
      Sao Paulo, Brazil

    • Evan Michael Zahn, MD
      Director, Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program
      Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
      Los Angeles, CA, USA


Course CO-Directors

Felix Berger, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Clinic of Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology
Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Allison K. Cabalka MD, FAAC, FSCAI
Consultant, Pediatric Cardiology
Professor of Pediatrics
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN, USA

John D. Carroll, MD
Professor of Medicine Director
Cardiac and Vascular Center
Director, Interventional Cardiology
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO

Matt Gillespie, MD
Professor, Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Interventional Cardiology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Ralf Holzer, MD, MSC, FSCAI 
Chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Director of Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Komansky Children's Hospital, New York, NY

Clifford J. Kavinsky, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Rush Center for Congenital & Structural Heart Disease
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 

Daniel Levi, MD
Interventional Pediatric Cardiology Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Director Emeritus

William E. Hellenbrand, MD
Yale University Medical Center
New Haven, CT

PICS-AICS/3DI3 Co-Directors

Aimee K. Armstrong, MD, FAAP, FACC, FSCAI
The Heart Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH

Gregor Krings, MD
Head Pediatric CathLab
Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis UMC Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands