Appointment given to Dr. Daniel Nento
SAN ANTONIO, TX (October 12, 2020) – The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio celebrate the appointment of Dr. Daniel Nento as the chair holder of the Rowena C. Gorman Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.
The Rowena C. Gorman Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery was awarded to Dr. Daniel Nento, so that he can further advance education and research in the field of pediatric cardiac surgery.
Dr. Nento currently serves at the section chief of pediatric cardiac surgery and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) surgical director at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, as well as associate professor, Baylor College of Medicine.
He received his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Cuyo National University, Mendoza, Argentina. He completed his residency at Children’s Hospital Ricardo Gutierrez, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. Nento also completed fellowships at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio and Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Nento has received numerous awards, including Best Research Paper from Cleveland Clinic, Illustrious Citizen from Mendoza, Argentina, and Best Doctor at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.
In July 2009, the Rowena C. Gorman Chair in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery was established by Jim Gorman to honor his wife. Mrs. Gorman has dedicated herself to giving back to her community and has served on more than a dozen non-profit boards. She has served on The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation’s Honorary Board of Directors since 2009, in recognition of her life-long service as a Children’s Hospital volunteer.
Endowed chairs recognize and foster excellence among medical professionals who are leaders in their field. Clinical, research, and educational opportunities for the recipient and the department they represent are supported through the earnings of a permanent fund. CHRISTUS Children’s has seven endowed chairs.
About The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation was founded in 1955 to support The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is the first and only academic, free-standing children’s hospital in San Antonio. Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is a part of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System. Founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and San Antonio, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa is a Catholic, faith-based, non-profit health and wellness ministry dedicated to extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and providing the highest quality medical care and services available. As one of the top health care organizations in South-Central Texas, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa has six hospital campuses, located in downtown San Antonio, the South Texas Medical Center, Westover Hills, Alamo Heights, New Braunfels, and San Marcos. For additional information on The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation, visit childrenshospitalsafoundation.org, find us on Facebook at facebook.com/chosafoundation and on Twitter at twitter.com/csrfoundations.