Pediatric cardiologists from MassGeneral Hospital for Children diagnose, manage, and treat infants, children, and adolescents born with heart defects and those with acquired heart disease. Services provided at Newton-Wellesley include outpatient and inpatient consultations, as well as pediatric and fetal echocardiography.
The service’s efforts to correct congenital cardiac defects as non-invasively as possible have made it a pioneer in the development of percutaneous transcatheter techniques. These techniques can be used to correct many types of defects, such as atrial septal defects or a patent arterial ductus arteriosus.
The service’s physicians work in close collaboration with pediatric cardiac surgeons.
Judy Becker, MD
MD Degree: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1983
Residency: Albert Einstein Affiliated Hospitals
Fellowships: Children’s Hospital Boston, Pediatric Cardiology, 1988
Research Fellow, University of Tennessee, 1989
Board Certification: Pediatrics, 1993; Pediatric Cardiology, 1994
Clinical interests: Fetal echocardiography, pediatric transthoracic echocardiography, transesophogeal echocardiography, preventive cardiology, congenital heart program development, and training of physicians in under-served nations.