Dr Ziyad M Hijazi is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and Chief of the section of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He is a world-renowned interventional congenital cardiologist with special expertise in the treatment of congenital and structural heart defects in children and adults using various devices. He has published over 150 manuscripts and many book chapters, and proctored many physicians on the use of various devices all over the world. His major area of interest now is the development of percutaneous valves to treat stenotic and insufficient valves in patients with structural heart defects. Dr Hijazi completed his training in Pediatrics and Cardiology at Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale University.