Chief, Department of Cardiac Surgery – Boston Children’s Hospital
William E. Ladd Professor of Child Surgery – Harvard Medical School
Dr. Pedro J. del Nido, is Chief of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, and the William E. Ladd Professor of Child Surgery at Harvard Medical School. His clinical focus is on surgical techniques for achieving bi-ventricular circulation in children with complex heart disease, and repair of congenital heart valve defects. He is Past-President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, a leading international organization of academic Cardiothoracic Surgeons. He has received continuous NIH funding for his laboratory research work for over 20 years. His current research work aims to design and develop novel medical devices and procedures that address the specific needs of pediatric patients. He has over 500 peer reviewed publications, and 19 issued and pending patents, including for “del Nido Cardioplegia” one of the most widely used cardioplegia formulations for heart preservation in adults and children in the world. He has served as P.I. for the Boston Pediatric Device Consortium for nine years, and has supervised over 30 pre- and post-doctoral research fellows, many of whom have gone on to lead their own programs.