The BioCore is a bio-banking resources core for “stories from the heart.”
Patients, parents and families have shared their stories, contributed information, donated blood, tissue and samples to support congenital heart defect (CHD) research.
The CHD-BioCore is part of the Cardiovascular Research Theme at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. It will allow us to examine novel genetic variants, therapeutic targets and disease mechanisms directly in human. Ultimately, the BioCore will allow to translate the knowledge acquired at the bench into novel diagnostics, prevention, and therapies for newborn infants with congenital heart defects.
Learn more about the CHD research program at UCLA >
Our mission is to implement a path to precision child health cardiovascular medicine by generating a platform for scientific discovery and clinical translation.
We are the neonatologist, the cardiologist, the surgeon, the intensivist, the bedside nurse, the radiologist, the pathologist, the geneticist, the physicist...
We are the physicians and the scientists.
Marlin Touma, MD, PhD, CORE Director, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Nancy Halnon, MD, Pediatric Cardiology
Glen Van Arsdell, MD, Cheif, UCLA Congenital Cardiovascular Surgery
Mark Sklansky, MD, Cheif, Pediatric Cardiology
Juan Alejos, MD, Pediatric Cardiology
Reshma Biniwale, MD, Congenital Heart Defect Surgery
Myke Federman, MD, Pediatric Intensive Care
Leigh Reardon, MD, Pediatric Intensive Care
Viviana Fajardo, MD, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Meena Garg, MD, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
John P. Finn, MD, Cardiac Radiology
Fabiola Quintero, MD, Laboratory & Pathology Medicine
Wayne Grody, MD, PhD, Laboratory & Pathology Medicine
Stanley Nelson, MD, Laboratory & Pathology Medicine, Neurology and Human Genetics
Yibin Wang, PhD, Anesthesiology, Physiology & Medicine
We highly acknowledge the strong contribution and efforts of Dr. Brian Reemtsen, former cheif of congenital cardiovascular surgery, to the establishment of CHD-BioCore.
We are honored to receive support from the following partners: