Our Team

Our Research Consultant, CHSS Data Centre Regulatory Consultant and CHSS Data Centre 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... 

Paul Devlin, MD

Kirklin/Ashburn Fellow

Dr. Paul Devlin 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...

Sunita O’Shea, BSc (Honours), CCRP
Operations Manager, CHSS Data Centre

Ms. Sunita O’Shea was promoted to Operations Manager in February 2019. She joined the team in November 2017 as a consultant to provide assistance in regulatory, ethical, privacy, and legal matters. Sunita obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and went on to obtain her Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) designation in 2014.

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 Nurse Coordinator, CHSS Data Center
Ms. Kate Pearson joined the CHSS Data Centre in Fall 2017 as Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator. Kate has a Bachelor of Nursing Science from Queen’s University and a Master of Nursing from the University of Toronto. Read more...

Arti Singh, MPH 
Clinical Research Project Assistant, CHSS Data Center

Ms. Arti Singh joined CHSS Data Centre in February 2017 as a Clinical Research Project Assistant. Arti has a Bachelors degree in Biotechnology from India, a Masters degree in Public Health from University of Saskatchewan as well as a Clinical Research Diploma from the Oxford College of Arts, Business and Technology. After completing her internship at the CHSS Data Centre, she was welcomed to join the team soon after. She has always fostered interest in pediatric health care and the Data Centre has further pushed her in that direction.

Nabi Aghaei, MD 
Clinical Research Project Assistant, CHSS Data Center 


Nabi Aghaei joined the CHSS Data Center Team in March 2018 as a Clinical Research Project Assistant. Nabi obtained his MD in Iran and worked as a family physician for few years. Upon immigrating to Canada, he decided to pursue an academic career in clinical research. After completing the Clinical Research Program at Oxford College and an internship at the Hospital for Sick Children, he joined the CHSS Data Center.

Tharini Paramananthan, RN, MScN 
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator, CHSS Data Center 

Ms. Tharini Paramananthan joined the CHSS Data Centre in summer 2018 as a Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator. Tharini has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and Masters of Science in Nursing from York University. She joined 4D, in-patient cardiac unit at the The Labatt Family Heart Centre as a Registered Nurse in 2008 and gained an extensive clinic experience related to Congenital Heart Diseases. Read more...

Anusha Jegatheeswaran, MD, PhD, FRCSC 
Research Consultant, CHSS Data Center 

Anusha Jegatheeswaran, MD, PhD, FRCSC is a fellow in pediatric cardiac surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Cardiac Surgery, and recently completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Read more...