Packard-based Physician Named Director of Cardiac Surgery for Children's Hospital Oakland
For Release: January 14, 2003PALO ALTO, Calif -- Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland announce the joint appointment of renowned surgeon John Lamberti, MD.
Beginning January 15, Dr. Lamberti will become a faculty member at Stanford University School of Medicine and will also serve as director of cardiac surgery at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland. Lamberti joins Packard-based surgeons Frank Hanley, MD, and Mohan Reddy, MD, in providing some of the nation's finest comprehensive cardiac surgical care at Children's Hospital Oakland.
"Dr. Lamberti adds many new dimensions to our team, including an extraordinary depth and breadth of clinical experience and proven leadership skills," says Hanley, who is director of the Children's Heart Center at Packard and also operates at Oakland. "He is known internationally for his many contributions to cardiothoracic surgery over several decades, and he has developed and directed very successful pediatric cardiac programs, most notably at San Diego Children's Hospital, and more recently at Cornell University."
Children's Hospital Oakland is excited about the appointment. "Dr. Lamberti will be instrumental to the continued growth of our pediatric cardiology program, and his operative skills will add to our hospital's reputation for excellent surgical results," says Howard Rosenfeld, MD, associate director of cardiology at Oakland. "It's a win-win situation for our patients, the hospital, and the maturing close relationship between the cardiac programs at Lucile Packard and Children's Hospital Oakland."
Daniel Bernstein, MD, pediatric cardiology chief and co-director of the Children's Heart Center at Packard adds, "The recruitment of Dr. Lamberti will guarantee that children in the East Bay continue to receive the highly skilled cardiac surgical care they deserve. Dr. Lamberti's recruitment is also important in furthering the important collaboration our two institutions enjoy."
Lamberti earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh, and he completed his surgical residency through both Children's Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. He has been a faculty member of Harvard Medical School, the University of Chicago and Columbia University.
At Children's Hospital San Diego, Lamberti held longtime positions as chairman of the Department of Surgery, and director of the Children's Hospital and Health Center Cardiovascular Institute. He is currently on the cardiothoracic surgery faculty at Cornell University and will become a member of the Stanford University School of Medicine faculty as part of his new responsibilities.
"I am really happy to be a part of this team," says Dr. Lamberti. "I have a great passion for helping children in need and have long admired the world-class program that Dr. Hanley and Dr. Reddy have created. This is a tremendous opportunity to build on their success, and I can't wait to get started."
Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is a 240-bed hospital devoted entirely to the care of children and expectant mothers. Providing pediatric medical and surgical services associated with Stanford University Medical Center, Packard offers patients locally, regionally and nationally the full range of health-care programs and services - from preventive and routine care to the diagnosis and treatment of serious illness and injury. To learn more about Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, please visit our Web site at www.lpch.org.
Established in 1912, Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland is a freestanding, non-profit comprehensive pediatric facility providing exceptional medical care for children in the region and beyond. Children's is the designated pediatric trauma center for Northern California and serves as a medical safety net, providing world-class care to all children, regardless of their families' ability to pay. To learn more about Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland, please visit our web site at www.childrenshospitaloakland.org.
Media ContactRobert Dicks