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Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center Welcomes New Chief of Pediatric Cardiology

09/18/2017

Internationally Known Clinician, Researcher, Dr. Audrey Marshall Starts This Fall Audrey C. Marshall, MD is the Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Floating Hospital for Children in downtown Boston, MA.

(Boston) - Audrey C. Marshall, MD, an international leader in pediatric interventional cardiology, became the new Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, effective September 15, 2017.   

“I am thrilled to join the community at Floating Hospital in its mission to deliver the very best, personalized, patient care,” said Dr. Marshall. “I look forward to shaping a community-based program that provides high quality services and excellent care for children and families affected by pediatric heart disease.”  

Dr. Marshall comes to Floating Hospital from Boston Children’s Hospital, where she began her career, and rapidly rose to the positions of Chief of the Division of Invasive Cardiology and Director of Cardiac Catheterization Services. She was one of the founders of the team that pioneered techniques for prenatal treatment of certain heart defects, performed in tiny babies while still in the mother’s womb. In 2013, with her appointment as Medical Director of the Advanced Fetal Care Center, she further expanded her roles. Dr. Marshall has contributed to the development new implantable devices and new techniques to treat children born with congenital heart defects. Her 20 years of work helping children with heart disease includes extensive research in fetal intervention and clinical catheterization, recently culminating in appointment as a full Professor at Harvard Medical School. 

At Floating Hospital, Dr. Marshall will partner with Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery Director Dennis Mello, MD, to lead the Pediatric Cardiac Care team. Together, they will provide the team structure, vision, and “heart” to transform the clinical cardiac program into one of the best in the Northeast. In addition, Dr. Marshall’s expertise in fetal cardiac care, paired with Tufts Medical Center’s high risk maternal fetal medicine program and a Level III NICU, offer a unique combination of services in the region. 

“Dr. Marshall’s superb reputation and skill will be an instant asset for Floating Hospital. But it is her extraordinary compassion for her patients which makes this addition so rewarding,” said Rashed Durgham, MD, Pediatrician-in-Chief at Floating Hospital. “Drs. Marshall and Mello will provide tremendous leadership to our pediatric cardiac care team, making this one of the premier programs in the Northeast.” 

Dr. Marshall graduated from Yale University and received her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to completing her medical internship and residency at Boston Children’s Hospital, she also was recognized as a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School. Dr. Marshall is currently scheduling patients for appointments beginning October 1. 

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About Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children
Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional, not-for-profit, 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children. Conveniently located in downtown Boston, the Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children's hospital of Tufts Medical Center and the principal pediatric teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. Tufts Medical Center is affiliated with the New England Quality Care Alliance, a network of more than 1,800 physicians throughout Eastern Massachusetts. For more information, please visit www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org.