Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon Joins Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital

Thursday, March 7, 2013 5:20 am EST

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Hollywood, Florida

Pediatric cardiac surgeon Steven Bibevski, MD, Ph.D., has joined Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Center in Hollywood, where he will play a key role in the Congenital Heart program with his expertise in complex congenital heart defect repair. His specific clinical interests are in single ventricle physiology, transposition of the great vessels and atrio-ventricular canal defects.

A native of Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Bibevski completed fellowships in both adult and pediatric cardiac surgery at the University of Michigan, one of the busiest congenital heart programs in the United States.  This afforded him extensive experience in the treatment of all complex forms of congenital heart disease with an emphasis on hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Dr. Bibevski also completed a visiting fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, the home of the largest pediatric heart center in the southern hemisphere.  

Both pediatric fellowships provided experience in Extracorporeal Life support, post-operative intensive care unit management and heart transplantation as well as all aspects of managing patients with adult congenital heart disease.   

Dr. Bibevski also has a strong research history.  He earned a PhD in cardiovascular physiology from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, where he studied autonomic neural control of the cardiovascular system in heart failure.  He currently is the lead investigator in an international, multi-center clinical study looking at modulation of the autonomic nervous system in infants and children with congenital disease.  The goal is to improve long-term outcomes.

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., is a facility of Memorial Healthcare System, the fifth-largest public healthcare system in the nation. It is a patient- and family-centered care facility that meets the complex needs of children by providing a wide scope of inpatient and outpatient pediatric services supervised by the largest diversity of board-certified specialists in the region. As an advocate for children's healthcare and related causes, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital offers community education, child safety programs and the Conine Clubhouse, a home away from home for families of hospitalized children. For more information, visit jdch.com.