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David S. Winlaw, MBBS, MD, FRACS


  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Institute
  • Professor, UC Department of Surgery
  • University of Sydney, Australia
My approach involves clear and direct communication of expectations with the family, as well as technical excellence and attention to detail.

About

Biography

As a pediatric cardiac surgeon, I specialize in congenital heart disease in infants and newborns. My approach involves clear and direct communication of expectations with the family, as well as technical excellence and attention to detail.

I was inspired to be a cardiac surgeon through my fascination with the development of the heart and all the moving parts of a well-functioning medical team that can correct critical abnormalities present at birth. Our team, the patient and the family walk the road together.

I consider myself a great team player who is there for your child. I have extensive experience and demonstrated excellence in my practice in Australia and now in the US. I’m delighted to be an Honorary Faculty and Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Sydney, Australia, and a Faculty-at-Large at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney.

Through my research, we want to understand the causes of congenital heart disease and find better ways for managing these conditions through improved operations, aftercare and implantable devices.

During my free time, I enjoy music, nature and travel.

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Publications

A Simplified Approach to Predicting Reintervention in the Arterial Switch Operation. Salve, GG; Betts, KS; Ayer, JG; Chard, RB; Nicholson, IA; Orr, Y; Winlaw, DS. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2022; 34:618-629.

Technique of coronary button transfer has no impact on neoaortic root size in simple transposition. Salve, GG; Edington, AK; Vijayaraghavan, A; Betts, KS; Ayer, JG; Ramakrishnan, K; Winlaw, DS; Orr, Y; Nicholson, IA. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2022.

Congenital Heart Disease Gene: a Curated Database for Congenital Heart Disease Genes. Yang, A; Alankarage, D; Cuny, H; Ip, EK K; Almog, M; Lu, J; Das, D; Enriquez, A; Szot, JO; Humphreys, DT; et al. Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine. 2022.

Commentary: Serendipity leads to a fresh idea for an old problem. Wells, DA; Winlaw, DS. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2022; 163:1643-1644.

Commentary: Less is probably more. Wells, DA; Winlaw, DS. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2022; 163:1628-1629.

Invited Commentary: What Do We Achieve With Expedited Left Atrial Decompression?. Winlaw, DS; Hill, GD; Heydarian, HC; Shahanavaz, S. World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 2022; 13:321-323.

What Is Blocking Transcatheter Ventricular Septal Defect Closure?. Shahanavaz, S; Winlaw, DS; Opotowsky, AR. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2022; 11.

European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)/Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)/Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS)/Latin American Heart Rhythm Society (LAHRS) Expert Consensus Statement on the state of genetic testing for cardiac diseases. Wilde, AA M; Semsarian, C; Márquez, MF; Sepehri Shamloo, A; Ackerman, MJ; Ashley, EA; Sternick, EB; Barajas-Martinez, H; Behr, ER; Bezzina, CR; et al. Europace. 2022.

European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)/Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)/Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS)/Latin American Heart Rhythm Society (LAHRS) Expert Consensus Statement on the State of Genetic Testing for Cardiac Diseases. Wilde, AA M; Semsarian, C; Márquez, MF; Sepehri Shamloo, A; Ackerman, MJ; Ashley, EA; Sternick, EB; Barajas-Martinez, H; Behr, ER; Bezzina, CR; et al. Heart Rhythm. 2022.

There's More to the Story - Not All Durations of Mechanical Ventilation Are Associated with Worse Post-Transplant Survival in Children. Greenberg, JW; Dani, A; Winlaw, DS; Lehenbauer, DG; Chin, C; Lorts, A; Gist, KM; Zafar, F; Morales, DL. Journal of Heart Transplantation. 2022; 41.

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