Weill Cornell, NewYork-Presbyterian hospital name chief of pediatric cardiology

Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital, both based in New York City, appointed Bernhard Kühn, MD, chief of the division of cardiology in the department of pediatrics.

Dr. Kühn, a leading physician-scientist specializing in heart regeneration, will step into his new role Feb. 1, according to a Jan. 31 system news release. At Weill Cornell, he will enhance the division's clinical care, education and research programs and lead the Pediatric Institute for Heart Regeneration and Therapeutics. At NewYork-Presbyterian, he will co-direct the Children's Heart Center and will direct a junior faculty research award program at two NewYork-Presbyterian hospitals.

Previously, Dr. Kühn was the director of the Pediatric Institute for Heart Regeneration and Therapeutics and associate director of the Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research, both at the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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