Dr Christina VanderPluym is a pediatric cardiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard School of Medicine. After receiving her training in heart failure, transplantation, mechanical circulatory support and thrombosis medicine at the University of Alberta, Stroller Children Hospital in Canada, she moved to Boston to act as Director of the Ventricular Assist Device Program and Director of Cardiac Antithrombosis Management Program. She has published extensively on the strategies to reduce hemocompatibility related adverse events- namely stroke- in pediatric mechanical circulatory support through the use of novel antithrombosis strategies. She is a leader in the ACTION learning network- an international collaborative of pediatric and adult centers devoted to improving outcomes for patients with advanced heart failure, as well as a member of Pedimacs leadership committee.
Given her interests in preventing and treating stroke, she also acts as the co-director of the Stroke and Cerebrovascular center at Boston Children Hospital.