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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

The Australian and New Zealand Fontan Registry Quality of Life Study: Protocol for a population-based assessment of quality of life among people with a Fontan circulation, their parents, and siblings. Marshall, KH; d'Udekem, Y; Winlaw, DS; Dalziel, K; Woolfenden, SR; Zannino, D; Costa, DS J; Bishop, R; Celermajer, DS; Sholler, GF; et al. BMJ Open. 2022; 12.

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; Shamloo, AS; Sepehri Shamloo, A; Ackerman, MJ; Ashley, EA; Sternick Eduardo, B; Sternick, EB; Barajas-Martinez, H; et al. Europace. 2022; 24:1307-1367.

A diffusion MRI study of brain white matter microstructure in adolescents and adults with a Fontan circulation: Investigating associations with resting and peak exercise oxygen saturations and cognition. Verrall, CE; Chen, J; Yeh, CH; Mackay, MT; d'Udekem, Y; Winlaw, DS; Iyengar, A; Ayer, J; Gentles, TL; Cordina, R; et al. NeuroImage: Clinical. 2022; 36.

Discussion. Pigula, F; Gaynor, D; Pizarro, C; Backer, C; Reddy, VM. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 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 Eduardo, B; Barajas-Martinez, H; Behr, ER; Bezzina, CR; et al. Journal of Arrhythmia. 2022; 38:491-553.

The Ross and Ross-Konno Operation in Neonates and Infants. Winlaw, DS; Greenberg, JW; O'Donnell, AP. Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2022.

Effect of Nitric Oxide via Cardiopulmonary Bypass on Ventilator-Free Days in Young Children Undergoing Congenital Heart Disease Surgery: The NITRIC Randomized Clinical Trial. Schlapbach, LJ; Gibbons, KS; Horton, SB; Johnson, K; Long, DA; Buckley, DH F; Erickson, S; Festa, M; D'Udekem, Y; Alphonso, N; et al. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 2022; 328:38-47.

A new era of genetic testing in congenital heart disease: A review. Morrish, AM; Smith, J; Enriquez, A; Sholler, GF; Mervis, J; Dunwoodie, SL; Kirk, EP; Winlaw, DS; Blue, GM. Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine. 2022; 32:311-319.

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; 19:e1-e60.

Commentary: Everyone deserves a second chance. Winlaw, DS. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2022.

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