Nathanya Baez Hernandez
Dr. Nathanya Baez Hernandez is an Assistant Professor working in the Heart Failure, Mechanical Support and Transplant program at UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center. She is a graduate of the Universidad Tecnologica de Santiago, Dominican Republic. Once she completed her pediatric residency she moved to the United States where she undertook her pediatric internship and residency at the Marshfield Clinic in WI and cardiology fellowship at Advocate Children's Hospital, IL. During her cardiology fellowship she became interested in the management of heart failure and transplantation and moved to Dallas, becoming the first graduate of the pediatric heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, and transplantation fellowship program at UTSW/Children's Medical Center and subsequently appointed to the faculty. She has published on many topics including strategies to increase donor heart utilization and the use of mechanical circulatory support to increase the likelihood of children surviving to transplant and is involved in several heart failure trials, including heart failure related to cancer therapy. Her current focus is the development of a cardio-oncology multidisciplinary team that focuses on early identification of those survivors of cancer who are at risk of cardiac dysfunction in order to prevent or reduce the development of cardiac failure and need for transplantation. It is this specialist topic she is going to talk to us today.
There are no financial relationships to disclose.