Tara Karamlou, MD, MSc, is a pediatric and adult congenital heart surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery. Dr. Karamlou is a Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University and the Director of Research and Education in the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. She was recently named the Surgical Director of the Adult Congenital Program. She also is the program director for the congenital cardiac surgery ACGME-accredited fellowship, and was recently awarded the Sones-Favolaro award for excellence in education. Dr. Karamlou is an internationally recognized surgeon scientist, and her major research focus is on optimizing management pathways for complex congenital cardiac defects. She has published over 170 peer-reviewed publications, over 20 chapters in major surgical textbooks, and has been externally funded for over 10 years.