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Morales Named Executive Co-Director of Heart Institute

Cincinnati Children’s has tapped David L.S. Morales, MD, to be the newest executive co-director of the Heart Institute and director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. 

As an internationally renowned cardiothoracic and congenital heart surgeon, Morales brings a wealth of leadership and clinical experience to the role. Under his leadership, Cincinnati Children’s Heart Surgery Program has become one of the leading surgical teams in the nation, achieving high survival rates for the most complex procedures and recording some of the shortest hospital stays in the United States, according to a national database of pediatric cardiac surgical procedures. 

Morales, who begins his duties effective immediately, shared his gratitude for his late colleague, Jim Tweddell, MD.  

It is an honor and privilege to take over for Dr. Jim Tweddell, with whom I worked so closely over the past seven years. I am excited about the future and continuing to work with my colleagues in the Heart Institute and at Cincinnati Children’s to discover, develop and deliver innovative and world class care to our patients and advance our field as a whole.” 

To learn more about Morales’ appointment, read the press release of the announcement in our Newsroom.