Professor and Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and an expert in heart failure both in children and adults. He performs over 200 cardiac surgery operations per year, has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has a 10-member post-doctorate research laboratory funded partly through National Institute of Health grants.
Has 10 years experience in stem cells and is an expert in cardiac progenitor cell biology at the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has generated progenitor cells from over 500 cardiac biopsies including neonates and adults, identified the niche of progenitor cells in right atrial appendage of neonate heart, has published over 18 peer-reviewed journal articles, and also manages a 10- members research laboratory.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, holds PhD in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and is an expert in data analysis. He co-authored (with Dr. Mishra) the study identifying secretome as the functional unit of neonatal cardiac progenitor cells, has published over 16 peer-reviewed journal articles, and currently studying cardiomyocytes regeneration after myocardial infarction.