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Dr. Ariane Marelli

Dr. Ariane Marelli is Professor of Medicine and Associate Member of the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University. She is the Director of Cardiovascular Research and the Associate Director of Academic Affairs for Cardiology at the McGill University Health Centre. She completed training in Adult and Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease at UCLA after which she joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School in Pediatrics and Medicine. She obtained an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She founded and directs the McGill Adult Unit for Congenital Heart Disease (MAUDE Unit) in Montreal, Canada. She has co-authored Perloff’s Clinical Recognition of Congenital Heart Disease, one the most widely sold textbook of congenital heart disease world-wide. Her research focuses on epidemiology, health services, quality and policy in congenital heart disease. Dr. Marelli spearheaded and manages a population-based congenital heart disease database that covers over 100,000 patients with congenital heart disease from birth to old age from 1983-2010. She holds reports of invention for health information technology tools aimed at improving quality of care for congenital heart disease patients. She is on the leadership council of the American College of Cardiology where she co-chairs the Quality Metrics Work Group for the adult and pediatric congenital heart disease section. She has over 100 high impact publications She has trained nearly 20 international fellows in adult congenital heart disease. She was a first recipient of the 2011 Heart Heroes Award from the American Congenital Heart Association. In 2015 she was elected President of the Canadian Adult Congenital Heart Network.