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Education & Training

  • PhD, 2003
    Universite Catholique de Louvain
  • Fellowship Program, Cardiac Surgery, 1999
    Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Fellowship Program, Cardiac Surgery, 1995
    Toronto General Hospital
  • Fellowship Program, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1994
    Clinique Universitaires - Saint Luc
  • Fellowship Program, General Surgery, 1993
    Grand Hospital De Charleroi Saint Joseph
  • Fellowship Program, General Surgery, 1991
    Baragwanth Hospital - South Africa
  • Residency Program, General Surgery, 1990
    Clinique et Maternite Sainte-Elisabeth
  • Residency Program, General Surgery, 1988
    Clinique Saint Joseph (Chr Mons-Hainaut)
  • MD, Surgery & Obstetrics, 1987
    Universite Catholique de Louvain
  • Internship Program, 1987
    Clinique Universitaires - Saint Luc

National Provider ID: 1336746999


Biography

Yves d'Udekem, M.D., Ph.D., joined Children's National Hospital as Division Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Co-Director of the Children's National Heart Institute in September 2020.

Dr. d'Udekem is Belgian-born with Canadian and Australian citizenship and received his early training in Belgium and Toronto. He worked as a cardiac surgeon in Belgium, operating on both adults and children with congenital heart disease. Dr. d'Udekem then worked with internationally-recognized heart surgeon Professor Marc de Laval and others in London to train in congenital heart surgery at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children.

From there, he was recruited to The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, an institution that has been a leader in advancing the field of congenital heart disease. In Melbourne, Dr. d'Udekem built an outstanding reputation for clinical excellence and an exceptional academic career. He has over 300 publications and is highly cited and respected. Dr. d'Udekem obtained more than 7 million dollars in grant funding in the past five years as he created and became a recognized leader for the highly touted Fontan Registry.

He is committed to working together with our multidisciplinary team. As well as providing excellent patient and family experience throughout a patient's course from outpatient visits to inpatient stay, to the operating room and back again.