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Barnabas Health Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon Named Educational Award Recipient


Sunil P. Malhotra, MD

Newark, NJ -- Sunil P. Malhotra, MD, Co-Director, Children's Heart Center and Director, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery, at Children's Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, a Barnabas Health facility, has been named the recipient of the Western Thoracic Surgical Association's 2015 Donald B. Doty Educational Award for innovative educational initiatives in cardiac surgery. As a recipient, he will be awarded an education grant of $10,000, which he plans to devote to developing innovative three-dimensional simulation tools for teaching future surgeons complex infant cardiac surgical procedures.

The Western Thoracic Surgical Association (WTSA), founded as the Samson Thoracic Surgical Society, established the Donald B. Doty Educational Award to foster innovative educational initiatives in cardiothoracic surgery by WTSA members and to provide an opportunity for the dissemination of this information to other training centers and academic institutions.

Prior to joining the CHoNJ in 2011, Dr. Malhotra served at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he served as Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics. He completed a cardiothoracic surgery residency at University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, and fellowship training in pediatric cardiac surgery at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Malhotra earned his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine, where he also completed his surgical residency. He has authored 25 peer-reviewed articles and presented at more than a dozen medical conferences across the country. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, as well as ABTS subspecialty certification in Congenital Cardiac Surgery. He is also a a member of the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia of the American Heart Association, the Western Thoracic Surgical Association and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

For more information about the Children's Heart Center at Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, visit or call 973-926-3500.

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