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Nationally Recognized Cardiologist to Lead Children's Cardiology Division

October 01, 2004

Seattle, Wash.: Children’s Hospital recently announced the appointment of Robert Boucek, M.D., as division chief of cardiology and co-director of Children’s Heart Center. Boucek comes to Children’s from the University of South Florida College of Medicine where he served as professor and chief of the division of Cardiology and as program director of the Pediatric Cardiac Transplant Program.

Seattle, Wash.: Children’s Hospital recently announced the appointment of Robert Boucek, M.D., as division chief of cardiology and co-director of Children’s Heart Center. Boucek comes to Children’s from the University of South Florida College of Medicine where he served as professor and chief of the division of Cardiology and as program director of the Pediatric Cardiac Transplant Program.

“Bob has an innovative vision for developing a nationally recognized Heart Center and Cardiology Division. We look forward to his leadership,” said Bruder Stapleton, M.D., pediatrician-in-chief at Children’s, and chairman of the department of pediatrics, UW School of Medicine.

Dr. Boucek is a nationally recognized cardiac transplant cardiologist and has a research interest in myocardial regeneration. Formerly he was on the faculty at Vanderbilt University and head of their pediatric cardiology fellowship program.

“Bob will be an outstanding leader for our institution and community,” said Richard Molteni, M.D., Children’s medical director. “Bob’s background and leadership, coupled with that of Heart Center co-director Gordon Cohen and the expertise of the entire Heart Center team, will continue to build Children’s growing reputation for national excellence in pediatric diagnosis, treatment and research as the region’s premier referral center for children with congenital cardiac disease.”

About Seattle Children's Hospital

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Children’s has been delivering superior patient care and advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org.

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