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Surgical Director, Center for Valve Therapy, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Visiting Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dr. da Silva comes to Pittsburgh to help establish the new Center for Valve Therapy at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. da Silva is internationally recognized as the creator of the cone procedure for Ebstein’s anomaly. The cone procedure has been the worldwide standard for the surgical treatment of Ebstein’s anomaly for years. As part of the Heart Institute, the Center for Valve Therapy is dedicated to the care of children and adults with congenital heart defects that involve absent or poorly functioning heart valves.