Mark S. Sklansky

University of Southern California, USA

Mark S. Sklansky is the Director and a Founder of the Fetal Cardiology Program at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and is an Associate Professor of pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Dr. Sklansky has been board-certified in pediatric cardiology by the American Board of Pediatrics since 1994. He received his B.S. degree in bioethics from Brown University (1984) and his medical degree from the Irvine School of Medicine, University of California, Calif, USA (1987). Dr. Sklansky then completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (1990), followed by a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston (1993). Following a year of private practice in Sacramento, Dr. Sklansky joined the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of California, San Diego (1994–2002), where he pursued his passion for the prenatal detection and evaluation of the fetal heart, and where he helped to pioneer the field of three-dimensional fetal cardiac imaging. In 2002, he returned to Los Angeles to develop the Fetal Cardiology Program at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. The Fetal Cardiology Program, working closely with the Heart Institute and with the Institute for Maternal-Fetal Health, is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art medical care, teaching, and clinical research for the lay and professional communities. Dr. Sklansky serves as an Associate Editor of Pediatric Cardiology and as Secretary of the Section on Fetal Echocardiography of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. He has authored or coauthored over 50 articles and chapters in his fields of expertise, including fetal cardiology, three-dimensional fetal echocardiography, general pediatric echocardiography/cardiology, biomedical ethics, and veterinary cardiology.

Biography Updated on 22 December 2009

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