Nemours Children's Health has hired a new pediatric cardiologist who will see patients in Winter Garden and at Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida.
Joseph Kuruvilla is a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in treating pulmonary hypertension.
“Pulmonary hypertension in children can be idiopathic, or develop as a result of congenital heart defects, which may be present at birth or inherited,” Gul Dadlani, chief of cardiology at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida, said. “Adding Dr. Kuruvilla to the team of specialists here ensures that patients needing this care can get diagnosed and treated early.”
Kuruvilla completed his pediatric residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, followed by cardiology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. He then received additional training at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in pulmonary hypertension.
Previous to his new position, Kuruvilla worked at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where he served as director of pulmonary hypertension and associate director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program.
Kuruvilla said taking care of children who have pulmonary hypertension has been his great privilege.
"With new advance in therapies, we have the opportunity in partnering with families to make a profound impact in the longevity and quality of lives of children,” Kuruvilla explained. “Nemours Children’s provides the depth necessary to treat our patients with pulmonary hypertension with the comprehensive care that they need and deserve.”
Throughout his career, Kuruvilla has always found ways to give back and train the next generation of physicians.
He has frequently taught and worked with cardiology fellows, pediatric residents and medical students. He also works with the underserved by participating in international medical missions.
When Kuruvilla is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. He spends his free time playing guitar and deep sea fishing.
Nemours Children’s Health includes two free-standing children's hospitals and a network of more than 70 primary and specialty care practices. The organization is one of the nation’s largest multi-state pediatric health systems.
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