Our Team

The Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society Data Center Staff would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Please feel free to contact us at:

Toll Free number: 1-866-477-2477
E-mail: chss.dc@sickkids.ca

CHSS Data Center

William M. DeCampli, MD
Managing Director, CHSS Data Center
Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Co-Director, Heart Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Professor of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida

William DeCampli is Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Co-Director of the Heart Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Professor of Surgery in the College of Medicine and Graduate Faculty Scholar at the University of Central Florida.
Dr. DeCampli is the current Managing Director of the CHSS Data Center. He has taken over the leadership role from Dr. Christopher Caldarone, who stepped down after ten years of magnificent service. Read more...

Executive Director, CHSS Data Center
Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto
Dr. Bill Williams is the Executive Director of the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society Data Center, and has been so since 1997.  His professional interests are in all aspects of pediatric congenital heart surgery, adult congenital surgery, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, post-graduate teaching and in clinical outcomes research. He maintains a long-standing interest in database development and use. Read more... 

James Meza, MD

Kirklin/Ashburn Fellow

Dr. James Meza is the current Kirklin-Ashburn Fellow at the CHSS Data Center. Read more...
Brian W. McCrindle, MD, MPH, FRCPC, FACC
Statistical Consultant, CHSS Data Center
Staff Cardiologist & Section Head of Epidemiology in Cardiology
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Dr. Brian McCrindle is a Statistical Consultant for the CHSS Data Center and is a Cardiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.  He obtained his BMedSc, MD at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada and continued to complete his FRCPC, MPH from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Read more...
Statistical Consultant, CHSS Data Center
Head of Clinical Investigations, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
In 1985 Dr. Eugene Blackstone & Dr. John Kirklin proposed that the CHSS surgeons pool their experience in managing infants with rare congenital anomalies of the heart and this concept lead to the establishment of the CHSS Data Center. Read more...
Brenda Chow, PhD, MSc
Research Program Manager, CHSS Data Center
Dr. Brenda Chow joined the CHSS Data Centre in May 2016 as the program manager. She has a BSc in Anatomy and Cell Biology (McGill), MSc in Medical Biophysics (the University of Toronto) and a PhD in Molecular Genetics (the University of Toronto). She joined the Hospital for Sick Children in 2012 working in Research Operations, and has experience in project coordination, event planning, procurement and grant administration.
Database Manager, CHSS Data Center
Ms Sally Cai is the Database Manager for the CHSS Data Center.  Prior to the CHSS Data Center, she completed her Master of Science in Probability and statistics at Beijing Normal University. Read more...
Clinical Research Associate II, CHSS Data Center
Ms. Kathryn Coulter joined the CHSS Data Center in May 2015 as Clinical Research Associate II. Kathryn is a graduate of Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, and has over 20 years experience in the clinical research/ trials field, including involvement in study coordination, project management, clinical quality control, and clinical quality assurance/compliance as well as research ethics coordination activities. Read more...
Annette Flynn
Clinical Research Project Coordinator, CHSS Data Center
Ms Annette Flynn is a 20-plus year veteran of the Hospital for Sick Children. Her interest in congenital heart disease began in the early nineties when she transferred positions to the outpatient cardiac care clinic. She has four children and eight grandchildren. 
Susan McIntyre, RN
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator, CHSS Data Center
Ms Susan McIntyre is a Registered Nurse who graduated in 1978.  Susan came to the Hospital for Sick Children in 1981 working on the Cardiac Unit providing care to children both pre and post operatively. Read more...
Kristina Kovach, BScN, RN
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator, CHSS Data Center
Ms. Kristina (Tina) Kovach joined us as a Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator in early 2016. Tina is Canadian but her career stages have alternated between Toronto and Orlando, FL. After graduating with her nursing degrees, she began as a staff OR nurse at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (APH). Several years later she returned to Toronto in a similar capacity at SickKids. APH recruited her back, and she returned as a staff RN in the pediatric CICU, where she spent five superb years caring for children with complex CHD during the development phases of our program. In 2010 we sought a new Assistant Nurse Manager in our cardiac OR, and Tina was selected for that position. In 2013 Tina returned to the homeland and acquired experience caring for adults at the Royal Vic. Seeking a change from clinical care and wishing to return to pediatrics, Tina now joins the Data Centre. She will come with 17 years of accumulated experience in pediatrics, and a passion for improving the lives of children and adults with congenital heart disease.