My new Affiliation: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine

Université de Montréal

In September 2022, I have relocated my professional affiliation to Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) Sainte Justine, in Montréal, Canada. This new position allows me to deepen the research in inherited cardiac condition, including the Pediatric Brugada Syndrome Registry. With a degree of associated professor to the University of Montréal, and attached to the “Centre de Recherche Sainte-Justine”, this is the ideal configuration to allow a combined clinical practice and a scientific career in the field of cardiovascular clinical research.

Healing Little Hearts Mission to Palestine 04-12.02.2022

What a privilege to be part of this incredible team of experienced doctors and nurses travelling to Nablus for a full week of open heart surgery in small children born with Congenital Heart Disease. Thank you also to the great local team at An-Najah National University Hospital for making every effort for this mission to be a definitive success, with 9 patients undergoing cardiac surgery! In these challenging times of pandemics and war, this mission gave us all hope that there is indeed a way to work together in service to contribute with our joined efforts to make the world a better place.

Publication of the Expert Consensus on Cardiovascular Implantable Devices in Children

Congratulations to PACES on this great international collaboration! It is a major step in the field of Pediatric Electrophysiology to have age-appropriate guidelines by a great team of international experts.

Writing Committee Members, Silka MJ, Shah MJ, Silva JNA, Balaji S, Beach CM, Benjamin MN, Berul CI, Cannon B, Cecchin F, Cohen MI, Dalal AS, Dechert BE, Foster A, Gebauer R, Gonzalez Corcia MC, et al. 2021 PACES Expert Consensus Statement on the Indications and Management of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices in Pediatric Patients: Executive Summary. Heart Rhythm. 2021 Nov;18(11):1925-1950. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2021.07.051. Epub 2021 Jul 29. PMID: 34363987.