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Hi, my name is Dr. Co-Vu and I serve as the director of the Fetal Cardiac Program at the UF Health Congenital Heart Center, the director of the UF Health Congenital Heart Center Single Ventricle Home Monitoring Program and as one of the pediatric cardiologists in the Turner Syndrome Center. My academic appointments include serving as clinical assistant professor in the department of radiology, University of Florida College of Medicine and course director for fourth-year elective pediatric cardiology and pediatric cardiology.
I graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines. I received my medical degree from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Manila, Philippines. I completed my senior fellowship in non-invasive cardiac imaging at Boston Children’s Hospital and my pediatrics residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. I was chief fellow in pediatric cardiology at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin at Herma Heart Institute in Milwaukee, where I also completed my pediatric cardiology fellowship PGY-5 and PGY-6. I completed my PGY-4 pediatric cardiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Children’s Hospital, Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Diseases in Cleveland. My expertise is in noninvasive cardiac imaging, including cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, cardiac computed tomography, or CT, and fetal echocardiography as well as treatment of fetal heart disease, and transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography. I also have expertise in the care of infants and children with complex congenital heart disease, such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
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- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome , 4 publications
- Heart Defects, Congenital , 4 publications
- Heart Transplantation , 2 publications
- Heart Ventricles , 2 publications
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