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Christopher A. Calderone

Christopher A. Calderone is the Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Professor, and Donovan Chair at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. Prior appointments include Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and Chair of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Toronto, and Director of Congenital Heart Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Iowa. His surgical training for cardiothoracic surgery was at the Deaconess Hospital with a one-year clinical fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children and his general surgery residency was at the Deaconess Hospital with a research fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Sidney Levitsky.

Prior to that, he was Senior Associate in Cardiac Surgery at the Childrens Hospital Boston and Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bacha received his medical degree at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. He completed his surgical residency at MGH and Emory, followed by a research fellowship at the Hopital Marie-Lannelongue of Paris-Sud University. He then completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at MGH in 1989. He has been supported by grants from the NIH, AATS, and TSFRE. Dr. Bacha is one of the early developers of the hybrid stage I procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He is also the principal developer of a widely accepted technical competency metric for pediatric heart surgeons. Dr. Bacha has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is a past-Associate Editor of the Journal for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and a member of the AATS, STS, the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society (CHSS), the ACC and ACS. He currently serves as the Treasurer for the AATS and as Secretary of the CHSS.