Dr. Jack Rychik is the Robert and Dolores Harrington Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology, Associate Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Perleman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a pediatric cardiologist with specific clinical and research interests in fetal and pediatric echocardiography and in the outcomes of children with single ventricle type heart disease after Fontan operation. Dr. Rychik is Director of the Fetal Heart Program, a clinical service, which provides care for the fetus with cardiovascular disease and its family. The program is one of the largest in North America with over 3500 fetal echocardiograms performed annually. Dr. Rychik is also founder and director of the Single Ventricle Survivorship Program and the “FORWARD” clinic – Fontan Rehabilitation Wellness and Resilience Development clinic - a unique multidisciplinary service, focusing on comprehensive sub-specialty services to assess and manage the consequences of single ventricle type of complex heart disease in children and young adult survivors.
Dr. Rychik has made many contributions to our understanding of congenital and pediatric cardiovascular conditions. He has lectured around the world and has authored over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles, and editorials as well as edited multiple books, most recently a textbook on Fetal Cardiovascular Imaging. Dr. Rychik lives in Merion, Pennsylvania, USA with his wife Susan and 3 daughters.Back to speakers