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Larry A. Latson, MD - Pediatric Cardiology and Critical Care

Larry A. Latson, MD - Pediatric Cardiology and Critical Care

Dr. Larry Latson reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Latson is a pediatrician who serves as Director of The Cardiac Center at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. His primary interests include pediatric cardiology, congenital heart disease, and pediatric interventional catheterization procedures. Dr. Latson has been the recipient of the Best Doctors in America award from Woodward/White, Inc., in 1994 and 1996/97 and again by Good Housekeeping. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed papers related to pediatric and congenital heart disease. Dr. Latson is actively involved in research and has published numerous articles, book chapters, and abstracts. He is frequently invited to speak at international, national, and regional meetings as well as panel discussions.

Education and Training

MD: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1976

Internship in Pediatrics: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1976–1977

Residency in Pediatrics: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1977–1978

Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1978–1981

Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Academic Appointments

Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Pediatrics, Cleveland, OH, 2003–2011

Professor, Ohio State University, Department of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Columbus, OH, 1995–2004

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE:

  • Professor of Pediatrics, 1992–1993
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Cardiology, 1986–1992
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Cardiology, 1983–1986

Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Creighton University School of Medicine, Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Omaha, NE, 1985–1993

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX:

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Cardiology, 1981–1983
  • Instructor in Pediatrics, 1979–1981

Financial Disclosure

Grant support received from the following:

  • NMT Medical
  • W.L. Gore and Associates, Inc.
  • AGA Medical Corporation
  • Boston Scientific, Inc.
  • NuMed, Inc.

Last Revised: March 2, 2010

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