Research & Education

ICHF has 20 years experience performing children’s heart surgeries in developing countries.  We have amassed a tremendous amount of learning, best practices and insights into the care of children in locations where resources are limited. We transfer this knowledge through training developing country medical professionals as well as educating academic scholars and working surgeons in the US and foreign countries through conferences and scholarly publications.


  • Fourteen Years of Humanitarian Pediatric Cardiac Assistance - This medically oriented academic article introduces the ICHF, the methods used, statistical results and challenges of doing pediatric cardiac surgery in developing countries.  For the full article, go to EP Lab Digest.
  • Training Medical Professionals in Developing Countries - Educational opportunities provided by the ICHF for foreign pediatric cardiac health care providers primarily occur during our mission trips abroad. However, a number of individuals have received extended training at our hospital affiliate sites in the US and South America. Providing education, training and experience the ICHF strives to create local teams in each of […]
  • ICHF Clinical Research in Developing Countries - The ability to perform research suggests that a facility is interested in advancing itself.  In most of the countries ICHF serves, the facilities and funds necessary for basic research are simply not available to carry out research projects. ICHF therefore encourages clinical research projects at all the sites it assists. A number of the sites […]



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