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Medical Expert - Ross Ungerleider, M.D., M.B.A.,

Area of Expertise: Cardiology - Pediatric
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Ross Ungerleider, M.D., M.B.A.,

Chief of the pediatric cardiovascular surgery team and director of the pediatric heart program

Ungerleider has more than 25 years of clinical experience and is an expert in all congenital heart surgery procedures with special expertise in aortic valve surgery and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He is certified in congenital heart surgery and is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is well recognized for his work in developing safe techniques to perform complete repairs of cardiac defects in tiny infants while protecting their neurologic outcomes. He is recognized as a physician thought leader on leadership, teamwork, conflict management and work life balance for physicians and often presents talks at national conferences on these topics. Dr. Ungerleider is the author of more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters and editor of two major textbooks on cardiac surgery; he is the recipient of the James Carreras International Humanitarian Award in 2000 for his work performing heart surgery on children in Nicaragua; has been listed in Best Doctors and Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors in America for the past 12 years; holds Good Housekeeping recognition as one of the best pediatric cardiac surgeons in the U.S.


pediatric cardiology, congenital heart, congenital heart surgery, aortic valve surgery, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, thoracic surgery, cardiac defects,
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