Penn State Health Center for Pediatric Cardiovascular Research
Our major objective is the development of novel technologies and methodologies to be used in minimizing the adverse effects of cardiovascular operations and cardiopulmonary bypass in neonates, infants, and children. Particular attention will be focused on reducing the associated morbidities of cerebral, myocardial, pulmonary, and renal injury.
Our long term aspirations are to: 1) establish The Penn State Health Center for Pediatric Cardiovascular Research as a leading center for further development of novel treatments and cutting edge devices for cardiovascular health in pediatric populations both at Penn State Children's Hospital and at other pediatric heart centers around the world; 2) educate more bioengineers, medical students, residents, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty members in pediatric cardiovascular research; and 3) ensure that our international conference continues to be the leading conference for defining the problems of current mechanical circulatory support systems in pediatric patients and suggesting appropriate solutions for these pediatric cardiac patients.
Akif Undar, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, Surgery, and Bioengineering
Founder & Director, Penn State Health Center for Pediatric Cardiovascular Research