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Joanne Starr

Dr. Joanne Starr is a congenital cardiothoracic surgeon at CHOC Children's Hospital in Orange California USA.  She is the Director of the ECLS program as well as the Surgical Director of the CVICU and Medical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery. The CHOC Children's Hospital received a Platinum Center of Excellence by ELSO in September 2017.  Dr. Starr's research interest include mild hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass technique and short and longterm neurodevelopmental outcomes in congenital heart surgical patients, antithrombin III administration in ECLS and congenital heart surgery, postcardiotomy ECLS techniques and neurodevelopmental outcomes in ECLS patients. Dr. Starr is an active member of ELSO and is a member at large on the ELSO Steering Committee.