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Internationally respected heart center

Comprehensive care of children and adults with congenital and acquired heart disease

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Service for babies in the womb, infants, children, adolescents, young adults and adults with congenital heart disease

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CHC physicians are among the world's leaders in pediatric cardiology and are all faculty members of the Miller School.

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Surrounded by UM and UHealth leadership and the members of the Batchelor Foundation, Melvin Almodóvar, M.D., Miguel Saps, M.D., and Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A., celebrate with their families at the presentation of the George E. Batchelor Endowed Chairs in Pediatrics.

Physicians Honored with George E. Batchelor Endowed Chairs in Pediatrics

In hopes of finding life-saving treatments and cures for pediatric illnesses, the Batchelor Foundation recently reaffirmed its commitment to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Foundation representatives presented endowed chairs to renowned faculty members Melvin Almodóvar, M.D., Miguel Saps, M.D., and Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A., during a May 17 ceremony.

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Symphony Melody Edgecomb, held by her mother, Nicole Hannah.

UHealth Surgeons Perform Lifesaving Heart Surgery on Newborn Still Attached to Mother’s Placenta

The family of a 4-month-old infant took their baby home from Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial after UHealth – University of Miami Health System surgeons performed a life-saving surgery while the baby was still attached to her mother’s placenta. Doctors removed a plum-sized tumor covering the heart of Symphony Melody Edgecomb and crushing her lungs — all before completing a cesarean section to deliver the baby.

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From left, Carlos Alfonso, M.D., Diana and Noel Zuniga, and Robert C. Hendel, M.D.

Novel Stem Cell Therapy Changes Life for Federal Agent Saved by UHealth Cardiologists

Surrounded by reporters and TV cameras, and wearing exercise clothing, UHealth patient Noel Zuniga ran hard on a treadmill at University of Miami Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. His workout during a press briefing on October 2 was a way of demonstrating how UHealth doctors changed his life for the better in the past year through a novel stem cell procedure that has healed much of the damage to his heart.

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From left, Pablo Rengifo-Moreno, M.D., Arthur H. Hertz and Eduardo de Marchena, M.D.

Miller School of Medicine Launches International Structural Heart Disease Interventional Fellowship

The Miller School of Medicine has launched an international fellowship program that will provide training and surgical experience with new technology-driven interventional treatments for structural heart disease. Participants in the one-year fellowship will spend eight months in Miami, two to three months at the Angiografia de Occidente in Cali, Colombia, and one month at ThoraxCenter in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Robert C. Hendel, M.D., pay tribute to the

Florida Cardiologists Meet with Lawmakers and Congressional Staff in Washington

Robert C. Hendel, M.D., professor of medicine, radiology and interim Chief of the Cardiovascular Division, was part of a delegation of Florida cardiologists who met with members of Congress and their staff in Washington, D.C.

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