Turner Syndrome Council on Cardiology | Turner Syndrome Foundation

Turner Syndrome Council on Cardiology

Council on Cardiology Turner Syndrome

The Turner Syndrome Council on Cardiology (COC) is an initiative of the Turner Syndrome Foundation dedicated to improving cardiac care outcomes that can save lives. A multi-disciplinary faculty of experts  join to address complex issues and core objectives:

  • To promote the importance of early diagnosis and best possible care of congenital and acquired cardiovascular disease in patients with Turner Syndrome
  • To raise clinical awareness of cardiac care guidelines for Turner Syndrome patients throughout life
  • To emphasize preventive cardiac care in an at risk population
  • To develop a crisis plan to recognize, diagnose and treat an emergent cardiac event in patient with Turner Syndrome

Faculty Members

Chairperson, COC Pediatric Cardiologist

Dr. Sheetal Patel,
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Turner Syndrome Foundation Council on Cardiology
Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Andrada R. Popescu

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Maternal Fetal Medicine, Genetics

Dr. Allan J. Fischer,
Professor, St. Louis University School of Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Jaharam Chelluri, MD
Hospital of University of Pennsylvania

Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology

Dr. Khoa N. Nguyen, MD
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Assistant Professor

Pediatric Endocrinologist, Transition

Dr. Karen R. Rubin, MD
Head of Clinical Care Innovation, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center & Associate Clinical Chair Pediatrics


Dr. Luciana Young, MD
Director, Echocardiography Laboratory, Seattle Children’s Hospita (Reviewer)

Pediatric Cardiologist

Dr. Hina W. Chaudhry, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Dr. Pankaj Madan, MD
CoC, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, South Texas Adult Congenital Heart Center, Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic

Preventative Medicine

Dr. Helen Binns. MD
CoC, Professor of Pediatric and Preventative Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Reviewer


Dr. Marlon S. Rosenbaum, MD
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeon

Michael C. Monge, MD
Attending Physician, Cardiovascular – Thoracic Surgery, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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“Congenital or acquired cardiovascular diseases cause increased mortality and morbidity in Turner Syndrome patients. Improving their cardiovascular health through collaboration, research, awareness and advocacy can improve their overall outcomes.”

– Dr. Sheetal Patel, Chairperson, Turner Syndrome Council on Cardiology

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For more information please contact Darlene Field, PhD at dfield@tsfusa.org

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