02/02/2005

Children’s Heart Problems to be Topic of ‘Doctors on Call’ Jan. 20

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –From congenital heart defects to heart murmurs, children’s heart problems can pose serious risks. Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about children’s heart problems in a live presentation of “Doctors On Call” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, on West Virginia Public Television.

John R. Phillips, M.D., is a pediatric cardiologist at WVU. He received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and his specialty training from Eastern Virginia Medical School.

William Javier Castillo, M.D., is a pediatric cardiologist at WVU. He received his medical degree from the Universidad del Valle in Columbia and his specialty training from the USC Medical Center.

“Doctors on Call,” with host Dr. Bob D'Alessandri, is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-1412
johnsa@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
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