Kosair Charities Chair in Pediatric Heart Surgery Research
School of Medicine
Bradley B. Keller, M.D., serves as the Kosair Charities Chair in Pediatric Heart Surgery Research and director of pediatric cardiovascular research in the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute (CII).
Keller is widely recognized for his research into the development of three-dimensional tissues for heart repair and regeneration. He also is interested in using telemedicine and computer technology for screening, monitoring and treatment of children in remote locations–which may ultimately result in beneficial advances for children in rural parts of Kentucky. He is the U.S. Medical Director for Touching Hearts in Tibet, a survey and treatment program for children in Tibet, operated by South East Asia Prayer Center. Keller is an active clinician locally as well, providing general pediatric cardiology services to patients with congenital heart disease.
Keller comes to the University of Louisville from the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as chief of the Division of Cardiology for four years. Previously, he was a faculty member at the University of Kentucky. Keller is a graduate of Penn State University College of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed an NIH funded pediatric cardiology fellowship at University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1991.
Keller’s appointment was made possible as part of Kosair Charities‘ $5 million leadership commitment to the Kosair Charities Pediatric Heart Research Center at the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, as well as support from the Children’s Hospital Foundation, Pediatric Cardiology Associates, PSC, the University of Louisville and the UofL Department of Pediatrics. The pediatric heart research center focuses on assessing and developing better heart assist devices for children.