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Biography

Dr. Maurice Beghetti

Pediatric Cardiology

Switzerland

36 years of experience

Specialty

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Subspecialties:

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension

Procedures performed:

Work Experience

Director of the University Center of Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Geneva University Hospitals and Lausanne University Hospital

Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland.

from 2016

Professor

University of Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland.

from 2016

Pulmonary Hypertension Program Director

Geneva University Hospitals

Geneva, Switzerland.

from 2014

Professor

Geneva University Hospitals

Geneva, Switzerland.

from 2011

Head, Child and Adolescent Department, Pediatric Specialties Service

Geneva University Hospitals

Geneva, Switzerland.

from 2011

Associate Medical Assistant, Unit Manager

Child and Adolescent Department, Pediatric Cardiology Unit, Geneva University Hospitals

Geneva, Switzerland.

from 2001

Pediatric Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Consultant

Center for Pulmonary Vascular Diseases, Antoine-Béclère Hospital

Clamart, France.

2004 - 2009

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Consultant

Pediatric Cardiology Service, Lausanne University Hospital

Lausanne, Switzerland.

2003 - 2009

Head of Scientific Clinic

Pediatric Cardiology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Cantonal University Hospital

Geneva, Switzerland.

1997 - 2000

Clinic Director, Attending Cardiologist, Pediatric Intensive Care Staff Guards

Pediatric Cardiology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Cantonal University Hospital

Geneva, Switzerland.

1996 - 1997

Research / Clinical fellow in pediatric cardiology critical care

The Hospital for Sick Children

Toronto, Canada.

1995 - 1996

Fellow in Pediatric Cardiology

The Hospital for Sick Children

Toronto, Canada.

1993 - 1995

Deputy Head of Clinic

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Cantonal University Hospital

Geneva, Switzerland.

1992 - 1993

Deputy Head of Clinic

Pediatric Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, Cantonal University Hospital

Geneva, Switzerland.

1991 - 1992

Assistant

Pediatric Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, Cantonal University Hospital

Geneva, Switzerland.

1988 - 1991

Assistant

Pediatric Surgery Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, Cantonal University Hospital

Geneva, Switzerland.

1987 - 1988

Assistant

Medical genetics, Department of Pediatrics, Cantonal University Hospital

Geneva, Switzerland.

1986 - 1987

Assistant

Pediatric Surgery Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, Cantonal University Hospital

Geneva, Switzerland.

1986 - 1986

Biography

Dr. Maurice Beghetti is the Director of the University Center of Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Geneva University Hospitals and Lausanne University Hospital. He also serves as a Professor at both University Hospitals. Moreover, Dr. Beghetti is the Pulmonary Hypertension Program Director at the Geneva University Hospitals. He has spent most of his professional career in Geneva, with a three-year fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Beghetti's competencies include Congenital heart disease and Pulmonary hypertension. He is an active member of a number of national and international societies and scientific organizations such as the Swiss Society of Pediatric Cardiology (past president), the International Association for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension, and the Swiss Pulmonary Hypertension Group (past president). Dr. Beghetti is also active in clinical research. He has authored and co-authored more than 250 publications including books and book chapters.

Education

Specialist in Pediatric Cardiology, University of Geneva

1998

Specialist in Pediatrics, University of Geneva

1993

MD, University of Geneva

1986

Awards

Edouard Chérigié Prize from the FNMR “Heart diseases affecting the heart: crossing the diaphragm wall” Francophone Days of Radiology (JFR); Paris October

2016

Prize of the Swiss Society of Cardiology “Associations between physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiovascular disease risk factors among pre-pubertal obese children and their mothers”

2009

La Francophonie Clinical Research Prize in Pediatrics “Left ventricular mass increases before puberty in obese children and is associated with systemic hypertension”

2009

Prize of the Interfaculty Department of Sport and Health, University of Lausanne “Is 24-hour blood pressure associated with physical activity in children with type 1 diabetes?"

2004

Fanconi Prize, Swiss Pediatric Society

2003

Young investigator award, 3rd World congress on pediatric intensive care, Montréal “Inhaled Iloprost versus inhaled nitric oxide in secondary pulmonary hypertension: the vasodilator capacity and cellular mechanisms"

2000

Poster award, Association of European pediatric cardiologists, 33rd Annual general meeting, Dublin "Incidence, etiology and management of chylothorax after cardiac surgery"

1998

Clinical research award, The Hospital for sick children, Toronto “A comparison of inhaled nitric oxide and mild metabolic alkalosis as acute therapy for control of pulmonary hypertension following open-heart surgery”

1996

1st Prize in the Summer Quiz for Assistants and Heads of Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, Cantonal University Hospital, Geneva

1990

Affiliations

Former President, Swiss Society of Pediatric Cardiology

Swiss Pediatric Society

Swiss Society for Intensive Medicine

European Society for Pediatric Intensive Care

European Association for Pediatric Cardiology

Swiss Society of Pediatric Cardiology

European Society for Pulmonary Hypertension

Association "Heart for all"

Swiss Pulmonary Hypertension Group

Former President, Swiss Pulmonary Hypertension Group

Working Group for Genetics and Basic Science

Swiss Society of Cardiology

Secretary, Swiss Society of Cardiology, Working group WATCH

Former President, Swiss Society of Cardiology, Working group WATCH

European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function

French Society of Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology Subsidiary

International Association for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension

Publications

Dr. Maurice Beghetti has more than 250 original peer-reviewed articled

Dr. Maurice Beghetti has written 2 books and more than 25 book chapters