Joshua D. Chew, MD, MSCI
Cardiac Imaging, Cardiovascular MRI, General Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease
Dr. Chew is a pediatric cardiologist who conducts clinical research on pediatric cardiovascular disorders. He has utilized large, national databases to characterize rare disease processes. His recent work has focused on congenital heart defects in patients with Turner syndrome. Specifically, he has described the distribution and outcomes of congenital heart surgeries, with a specific focus on single ventricle palliation, in these patients. Dr. Chew also published the first description of heart transplantation in patients with Turner syndrome by leveraging a unique linkage of two multicenter databases. The goal of this work is to allow for more informed decision-making in these challenging clinical situations by generating an evidence-based understanding of individual patient's risk profiles. Additionally, Dr. Chew's research program explores the application of advanced imaging methods for the diagnosis and clinical evaluation of cardiovascular disease with high morbidity and mortality. Specifically, he has used both echocardiography and cardiac MRI based approaches to investigate pulmonary arterial hypertension and cardiomyopathies. The overall aim of this work is for enhanced imaging techniques to lead to better diagnosis and monitoring of clinical disease and, ultimately, improved patient outcomes.