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News of Note Fall 2014

Chief of pediatric cardiology named

breinholt_thumbJohn P. Brienholt, M.D., was named chief of pediatric cardiology at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and director of pediatric cardiology at UTHealth Medical School. Dr. Breinholt was recruited from Indiana University School of Medicine, where he was an associate professor of pediatrics, director of the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program and director of education for the division of Pediatric Cardiology.

The position marks a return to familiar territory for Dr. Breinholt. After graduating from the University of Utah School of Medicine, he completed his pediatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. After completing his fellowship in pediatric cardiology and an advanced fellowship in cardiac catheterization from the same institution, Dr. Brienholt was recruited to Indiana.

Dr. Brienholt is an interventional cardiologist whose clinical interests include cardiac catheterization, novel device therapies for nonsurgical treatment of heart defects, cardiac transplantation, heart failure and hybrid surgical/catheter procedures. He has a bold vision for Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and the division of Pediatric Cardiology. Within the next year, he plans to introduce pulmonary valve implants and expand the number of hybrid procedures cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons perform together. Through further integrated services and developed practice plans, he plans to ensure that the care provided to pediatric cardiology patients is efficient and seamless.

Appointed as associate editor of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology

Gardiner_newsletter_thumbHelena Gardiner, M.D., Ph.D., co-director, Fetal Cardiology Program at The Fetal Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital has been appointed as an associate editor of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, referred to as the White Journal, an official publication of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG). For more than 10 years, Dr. Gardiner has worked closely with ISUOG as a reviewer of abstracts for the annual meeting and reviewer of manuscripts submitted to the White Journal. In this advanced role, she will oversee the peer review process and joins a team of international physician leaders in ultrasound who will work to determine Journal strategy.







 New staff


ShaJuana Cassimire
Clinic Coordinator
The Fetal Center


Noemi Boring
Research Coordinator
The Fetal Center


Yisel Morales
Research Coordinator
The Fetal Center


Ana Rangel-Duenez
Clinic Coordinator
The Fetal Center