Pediatric Cardiologist Naomi Gauthier, MD, was recently named to the American Heart Association’s National Congenital Cardiac Defects Committee. The committee of eight pediatric cardiologists from across the country reviews the appropriateness of care in treating patients and develops guidelines for medical professionals and families involved in the care of congenital heart disease.
“This is a huge honor and I am really excited about it,” Dr. Gauthier said. “The whole process is very rigorous but there is no better way to improve care than to review the literature yourself – this is absolutely cutting edge work.”
Dr. Gauthier will serve a two year term on the committee attending the scientific meeting of the American Heart Association and the spring session of the American College of Cardiology. She will participate via teleconferences with colleagues on the committee between meetings as they research and write scientific statements related to congenital heart disease.
Dr. Gauthier is a pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth’s Wentworth-Douglass Hospital outpatient pediatric specialty medicine center – CHaD at WDH. She received an MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worchester, MA; completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA and earned a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Serving at both the local and national levels of the American Heart Association for over 12 years, Dr. Gauthier also served on the Board of Directors of the AHA’s Founders Affiliate of New England.