Dr. Jennifer C. Romano, received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a Masters of Science in Health Services Research from the University of Michigan. She joined the faculty in 2006 following the completion of her residency and fellowships in Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Extracorporeal Life Support, and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Michigan. She is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery and the Surgical Director of the Pediatric Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit. Her clinical interest is in fetal interventions and the postnatal management of these neonates as well as hybrid interventions. Her research focus is on quality of life and functional outcomes for children following congenital heart surgery. She is active nationally in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Database and the Congenital Quality Measures Initiative.