William Tarnow-Mordi

Professor William Tarnow-Mordi, FRCPCH, qualified in Medicine at the University of Cambridge with First Class Honours in 1974. He trained in paediatrics and neonatology and in 1986 was appointed Senior Lecturer in Neonatal Medicine, at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee. In 1999 he moved to Australia to take up the post of Director of Neonatology and inaugural Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney.

In 2010 he was appointed Foundation Director of the WINNER Centre for Newborn Research, at Westmead Hospital and NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney. The WINNER Centre is committed to promoting international clinical trials to improve healthy survival in newborn babies.

Professor William Tarnow-Mordi has dedicated much of his time and expertise to advancing the quality of care provided for babies in Australia and internationally through large randomised trials and cohort studies which have enrolled over 30,000 infants in over 200 neonatal units worldwide, with total funding of over $17 million.

Professor Tarnow-Mordi advocates training parents as full research partners with clinicians in achieving healthy survival for newborns through international perinatal trials.

Professor Tarnow-Mordi’s key areas of expertise are:

  • Neonatal health and paediatric medicine
  • Biostatistics
  • Infection and immunity
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Trial concepts and design
  • International trial collaboration

Augusto Sola, MD

Dr. Augusto Sola was born in Argentina where he received his MD at Buenos Aires University School of Medicine. He completed his Pediatric Residency and Chief Pediatric Residency at the University of Massachusetts and his Neonatal Fellowship in the Department of Pediatrics and Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Sola has been Professor of Pediatrics at Buenos Aires University Medical School, University of California San Francisco, University of California Los Angeles and at Emory University. He has also been Neonatology Division Director and Director of the Neonatal Fellowship Training programs at the same Universities. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the Academy and of the Ethical Medical Society.

Dr. Sola has authored more than 100 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals (Clinical, Epidemiological, Basic and Animal Research), and 5 textbooks of Neonatology in Spanish language (Most recent in 2011).

Dr. Solahas been an internationaleducator and is a neonatologist of Children’s Hospital Pediatric Specialty Group of Orange County, President Elect of the Ibero American Society of Neonatology (SIBEN), Board member of the National Perinatal Association and Council member of the International Neonatology Association.

Dr. Sola has been and still is a Neonatal Clinician, working at the bedside of critically ill newborns since 1974. Has continued to do so for decades, caring directly for babies and families, and taking in-house calls at night and weekends in the newborn intensive care unit.

Dr. Anthony Christopher Chang, MD, MBA, MPH

Dr. Anthony C. Chang completed his undergraduate education with Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology at Johns Hopkins University (honors) and his Doctor of Medicine education at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He then completed his pediatric residency at National Children’s Hospital Medical Center and went on to his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

He was appointed a staff cardiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital with a position in the cardiac intensive care unit and later promoted to assistant professor at Harvard School of Medicine. He was later the medical director of the cardiac intensive care programs at Children’s Hospitals of Los Angeles and Miami Children’s Hospital. He is also formerly the medical director of pediatric cardiac intensive care service and chief of critical care cardiology at Texas Children’s Hospital and a tenured associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine. He is now the director of the Heart Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County and division chief of the division of cardiology.

He has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA)(in Health Care Administration) degree from the University of Miami and graduated with the McGaw Award for academic excellence. In addition, he has a Masters in Public Health (MPH)(in Health Care Policy) degree from University of California at Los Angeles and graduated with the Dean’s Award for academic excellence. He is enrolled in the Masters in Biomedical Informatics (MS-BMI) program at Stanford University at present.

He is the chief editor of the textbook Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care and the past president-elect of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS). He is the chief editor of the textbook Heart Failure in Children and Young Adults.He is an associate editor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and is on the editorial board of Cardiology in the Young andCongenital Heart Today. He is a regular reviewer forCirculation, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and numerous other journals. He publishes and lectures widely on topics in pediatric cardiac intensive care, heart failure, sudden cardiac death, adult congenital heart disease, and other aspects of congenital heart disease and has been program directors for numerous large international conferences and symposia.

He is a member of the grant review committee for pediatric research at the National Institute of Health. He is also on the board of directors for the American Heart Association. He has been on the faculty of University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health (eMPH program) and has taught global health at the eMPH program of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He also teaches pediatric cardiologyto cardiology fellows and holds a volunteer faculty appointment at the School of Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He will be teaching biomedical informatics at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Business and School of Nursing in the Spring of 2012.

He leads pediatric heart teams all over the world and recently mainly to Asia. He was one of the founding members of the Asia-Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society (APPCS) and will be initiating the foundation arm of the society at the bequest of the board. He has been voted “Physician of Excellence” by the Orange County Medical Association and also selected as one of America’s “Top Doctors“, “Top Pediatricians“, and “Best Cardiologists” by several organizations.