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Narutoshi Hibino, MD headshot

Printing the Heart

Pediatric cardiac surgeon and biomedical engineer Narutoshi Hibino began his study of tissue engineering in Japan and continued his research in the United States when he arrived at Yale a decade ago.

 
Eric Jelin, MD headshot

Taking on a Complex Ganglioneuroma

For six-year-old Julian Colon from Syracuse, NY, a second opinion made all the difference. The tumors on his neck and spine were bigger and deadlier than the cardiologist in New York had indicated.

 
Luca Vricella and his Johns Hopkins team of volunteers are working on a child patient in Cambodia

In the Healing Fields

In Cambodia, where children with heart ailments face bleak odds, Luca Vricella and his Johns Hopkins team of volunteers are working to help create a lasting solution, one surgery at a time.

 
Ellie Riggs and her dog, Luca

Giving Heart Patients a New Lease on Life

In 2012, Ellie Riggs, now 8, was spared a fourth open-heart surgery by having her procedure in the Helen B. Taussig Congenital Heart Center at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

 
Rich Ringel, MD

Attacking Aortic Coarctation

As far as pediatric cardiologist Richard Ringel is concerned, aortic coarctation, a narrowing of the major artery that carries blood out of the heart, is an enemy not easy to defeat.

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