Daniel Penny

Dan grew up in Cork where he went to medical school. He then did his residency training in Dublin, working in some of the hospitals around Dublin, including St. James Hospital, the National Children’s Hospital on Harcourt Street, the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street. While in Dublin, he had the opportunity to meet with a pediatric cardiologist, Dr. Desmond Duff who had a huge influence on his decision to become a pediatric cardiologist.
Dan went to London to train as a pediatric cardiologist at the Brompton Hospital where he did his M.D degree. Indeed, Dan’s first presentation in pediatric cardiology was at the AEPC in Geneva in 1991. After this, he went to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia where he did further training in Cardiology in Critical Care and completed a Ph.D. He returned to the UK working at the Royal Brompton Hospital and subsequently at Great Ormond Street in London. He then returned to Australia to work as the Chief of Cardiology at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. In 2010, he moved to the United States where he became a Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and the Chief of Cardiology and Co-Director of the Heart Center at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Over the past few years Dan has done quite a bit of work on team-building and organizational development. This has been the topic of some of his recent publications and book chapters and was addressed in his McNamara Lecture at the American College of Cardiology and his Taussig Lecture at the American Heart Association. Dan is a former editor of the Anderson’s Textbook of Pediatric Cardiology, Moss and Adams’ Heart Disease in Infants, Children and Adolescents and a former editor of Rudolph’s Pediatrics.

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