Columbia's medical school names chief of pediatric cardiology

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Columbia University Irving Medical Center named a new leader in pediatric cardiology, according to an Oct. 26 press release.

Christopher Petit, MD, was named chief of the division of pediatric cardiology in Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons department of pediatrics as well as chief of pediatric cardiology service at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, both in New York City, the release said. 

Dr. Petit is a pediatric cardiologist with experience with minimally invasive techniques to replace heart valves, close cardiac defects and implant stents, the release said. He established one of the nation's first pulmonary vein stenosis programs to help infants with the disease in 2017. Dr. Petit has received multiple clinical, research and teaching awards.

"Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian are institutions that have transformed the field of pediatric cardiology," said Jordan Orange, MD, PhD, of the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. "Dr. Petit is one of the brightest stars in pediatric cardiology and with his leadership, we will undoubtedly continue to change the future of a field for the benefit of all children with heart disease."

Read the full release here.

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