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St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Appoints New Chief of Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery

August 31, 2009

Achintya Moulick, M.D., has been named chief of the Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

Dr. Moulick specializes in congenital heart surgery. He has a vast range of surgical expertise, which includes neonatal reconstructive cardiac surgery, pediatric congenital cardiac surgery, adult congenital cardiac surgery as well as coronary revascularization cardiac remodeling (ventricular restoration) and transplant.

Dr. Moulick previously served as program director of cardiac surgery at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. and an assistant professor of pediatrics and surgery at George Washington University Hospital. He was the pediatric cardiac surgeon for George Washington University Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital as well as the adult congenital surgeon for Washington Hospital Center.

Dr. Moulick also served as director of the Washington Adult Congenital Heart (WACH) Program at Children’s National Medical Center, which was developed in partnership with Washington Hospital Center. While at Children’s National Medical Center, Dr. Moulick organized the cardiac extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program, as well as the cardiothoracic surgery fellowship program. He was also the chairman of the hospital’s Blood Utilization Committee.

Before joining the staff at Children’s Medical Center, Dr. Moulick served as chairman of Cardiovascular Sciences and chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Fortis Heart Institute in South East Asia. This group is one of the largest corporate hospital groups in the world with hospitals in India and Mauritius.

Prior to that, Dr. Moulick was an attending cardiac surgeon at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Moulick completed his pediatric cardiac surgery training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; and Emory University Hospital, Atlanta.

“We are fortunate to have been able to recruit a cardiac surgeon with such extensive training and capability to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children,” says Bernadette Mangan, chief executive officer. “He will be instrumental in continuing our long-standing tradition of providing cardiac care to children from Philadelphia and throughout the country.”

“Dr. Moulick’s leadership qualities and surgical expertise will make him a valuable asset to our hospital and enable us to continue providing the highest quality care possible to our patients and their families,” says Marshall Schwartz, M.D., surgeon-in-chief.

Since 1875, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children has been providing exceptional patient care and advancing new pediatric treatments through research and innovation. Through affiliations with Drexel University College of Medicine and Temple University School of Medicine, St. Christopher’s is a teaching hospital helping to train the next generation of professionals in pediatric medicine.

The 189-bed hospital is committed to delivering high quality family- and patient-centered care to children from throughout the Philadelphia area and around the world. Its highly acclaimed programs include its Cystic Fibrosis Center, Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), as well as its Burn Center, which is the only dedicated pediatric burn center in the area. In 2009 St. Christopher’s achieved Magnet status, which is one of the nation's highest forms of recognition for nursing excellence.

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is part of the Tenet Health System. To learn more about St. Christopher’s, visit www.stchristophershospital.com.
 


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