Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Nationally known pediatric cardiac surgeon David P. Bichell, MD, specializes in the surgical treatment of congenital heart disease in infants, children, and adults. Dr. Bichell is highly accomplished at performing a wide range of procedures to treat congenital heart problems, including surgery for single ventricle defects, correction of complex neonatal heart defects, and pediatric heart transplantation.
Dr. Bichell has a special interest in minimally invasive heart surgery, a technique where surgeons use sophisticated approaches to operate through small incisions. These advances offer several benefits over traditional open-heart surgery, including a quicker recovery, less pain, and minimal scarring.
In addition to his patient care activities, Dr. Bichell is serving as principal investigator for clinical research studies in a variety of fields, including valve and conduit innovations, pharmacologic advances in the treatment of children, brain protection during neonatal surgery, and multi-institutional outcomes research.
Dr. Bichell has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and abstracts, as well as several book chapters. A talented artist, he has contributed many medical illustrations to scientific textbooks and journals.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
2200 Children’s Way
Phone: (615) 936-5500