BiographyDr. Oscar J. Benavidez, MD/MPP is the Division Chief of Pediatric/Congenital Cardiology. His clinical area of expertise is in Non-Invasive Congenital Cardiac Imaging from fetus to adult patients with congenital heart disease. Dr. Benavidez is involved in health services research and has published on topics related to patient safety and quality as it pertains to the care of patients with congenital heart disease. He is also on national committees that develop and implement quality measures.
Benavidez O, Gauvreau K, del Nido P, Bacha E, Jenkins K. Complications and risk factors for mortality during congenital heart surgery admissions. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2007
Benavidez O, Gauvreau K, Jenkins KJ, Geva T. Diagnostic errors in pediatric echocardiography: Development of taxonomy and identification of risk factors.Circulation. 2008
Kim Y. Gauvreau K, Bacha E, Landzberg M, Benavidez, O. Resource Use Among Adult Congenital Heart Surgery Admissions in Pediatric Hospitals: Risk Factors for High Resource Utilization and Association with Inpatient Death. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 2011
Approximately 200-300 adolescents and young adults die every year from partaking in sporting activities in the United States. While heat exposure, dehydration and overexertion are common causes, far and away the most common reason is that the person had some previously undiagnosed heart condition.
Oscar Benavidez, MD, MPP, brings renewed experience to the Pediatric Cardiology Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.
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