"The PHTS has the rigor of large multi-center registry, yet feels more like a family reunion. It is a scientific powerhouse, an educational organization and professional society all rolled into one."
William Mahle, M.D.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (ECH)
"The PHTS uniquely serves many important roles in the field of pediatric cardiac transplantation. It has brought pediatric heart transplant care providers together under an umbrella of collaborative research and inquiry. It is the only dedicated database of its kind and as such is capable of asking and answering questions that no other source can. The indirect benefits of the knowledge gained from the PHTS are too numerous to count, and that is why our center remains a proud contributor to the PHTS."
Brian Feingold, M.D.
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP)
"The Pediatric Heart Transplant Study has been, and continues to be, an international resource for all questions regarding the strategy of pediatric heart transplantation. The energy and passion of the pediatric clinical community is evidenced by the steady stream of landmark PHTS studies and papers that have become the definitive source for information that leads to improved outcomes in pediatric transplantation."
David C. Naftel, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
PHTS is an invaluable community of practitioners involved in the care of children with endstage heart disease requiring transplantation and those who undergo transplantation. The lessons learned from the extensive registry-based research has contributed significantly to the care of these fragile patients."
Anne Dipchand M.D.
PHTS Foundation Chair
Hospital for Sick Children (HSC)
"The Pediatric Heart Transplant Study is more than a database, it is an institution that facilitates scientific thought and advancement of medical care. Members of the PHTS belong to a community where free exchange of ideas and experiences enhance not only the care at a practitioner's hospital, but enhances the care worldwide."
Clifford Chin, M.D.
Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCH)
"The PHTS has given the international pediatric transplant community an avenue to conduct large-scale research providing answers to relevant questions impacting the day-to-day management of our patients. The dedication of the PHTS leadership and DCC staff has ensured high-quality output, without which our understanding of clinical transplant biology would still be in its infancy."
Robert Gajarski, M.D.
PHTS Vice President
University of Michigan, Mott Children's Hospital (MCH)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
"PHTS has allowed me to participate in outcomes research with colleagues around the world who are leaders in the field of pediatric heart failure and transplantation. As a member since it’s initiation, I’ve seen it grow and enjoy the of exchange ideas, and the numerous studies that we have been able to contribute by participate with so many centers. It has also enabled me to make friends with so many transplant leaders throughout North America and the UK. and collaborate with them to improve care."
Elfriede Pahl, M.D.
Member at Large
Children's Memorial Hospital (CMC)
"Pediatric transplant is a very small, but important, branch of medicine. Given that even the largest units undertake only 20 transplants a year to make any progress in this field it is imperative that units cooperate together to compare therapies and meaningful outcomes. The collegiate nature of the PHTS also means that rapid and expert opinions can be sought for difficult problems and the way ahead shared. The PHTS therefore benefits the children and provides a supportive network to likeminded professionals"
Richard Kirk, M.D.
PHTS Steering Committee Member at Large
Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne (FRH)
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom