SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center is pleased to welcome heart surgeon Charles Huddleston, MD, to the cardiothoracic surgery team at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.
Huddleston is highly respected throughout the St. Louis region. He is recognized as an expert in pediatric heart surgery, transplantation and congenital heart disease. Huddleston has been recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in America” for several years. Huddleston comes to SSM Cardinal Glennon from St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where he spent two decades of his career.
Huddleston joins fellow “Best Doctors” cardiothoracic surgeon Andrew Fiore, MD, at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Huddleston is also a professor at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
“I am excited for the opportunity to work with such a highly engaged and skilled team of doctors and nurses,” Huddleston said. “The exceptional technology at Cardinal Glennon allows me to offer my patients the highest level of care with the latest innovations. My goal has always been to help children with heart problems grow up to be healthy and happy, and I look forward to continuing that mission with such a strong heart program.”
The cardiology program at SSM Cardinal Glennon has experienced a number of advances in recent years. In July, the hospital introduced the region’s first pediatric hybrid heart catheterization suite, which allows doctors and surgeons to diagnose and fix complex heart problems in one procedure and one room, for faster healing and safer care. And in 2009, Cardinal Glennon opened the Dorothy and Larry Dallas Heart Center, which provides comprehensive heart care to hundreds of patients each year.
“Dr. Huddleston is a fantastic addition to the team at Cardinal Glennon,” said Kenneth Schowengerdt, MD, director of the Cardiology program at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and professor at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. “He brings not only a high level of surgical expertise but also the compassionate care that our patients expect at Cardinal Glennon.
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