Appointment given to Harinder R. Singh, M.D.,
Chief of Cardiology at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO, TX (May 6, 2021) – The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio celebrate the appointment of Dr. Harinder R. Singh as the chair holder of the Richard S. Wayne, M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology.
The Richard S. Wayne, M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology was awarded to Dr. Harinder R. Singh, so that he can further advance education and research in the field of pediatric cardiology.
Dr. Singh currently serves as Cardiology Section Chief at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Singh received his medical degree from Topiwala National Medical College in Mumbai, India. He went on to complete two residencies, the first at Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children in Mumbai, India, and the second at Children’s Hospital of Michigan at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He also completed two fellowships, the first in pediatric cardiology, and the second in electrophysiology, both at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit.
Dr. Singh joined The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio in January 2015. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatric Cardiology and has been in practice for over 20 years. Throughout his career, he has been dedicated to caring for and treating the underserved and improving children’s heart health through comprehensive care and clinical research.
In 2009, the Richard S. Wayne, M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology was established by The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation and the Endowment Fund Board to commemorate the steadfast dedication, never-ending commitment and resilient leadership of Dr. Wayne, who has dedicated so much of his life to children. Dr. Wayne began his pediatric medicine journey at The Children’s Hospital in 1972 and continued until he became the regional vice president and administrator in 1995. In September 2008, he transitioned from his full-time administrative role and is now engaged as a pediatrician in the primary care clinic at The Children’s Hospital.
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 nine endowed chairs.
About Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine (bcm.edu) in Houston is recognized as a premier academic health science center and is known for excellence in education, research and patient care. It is the only private medical school in the greater southwest and is ranked as one of the top 25 medical schools for research in U.S. News & World Report. BCM is listed 17th among all U.S. medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding, and first in Texas. Located in the Texas Medical Center, BCM has affiliations with eight teaching hospitals. Currently, BCM trains more than 3,000 medical, graduate, nurse anesthesia, and physician assistant students, as well as residents and post- doctoral fellows. BCM also has long-standing partnerships to support science education in programs throughout South Texas, from high school students to college students at The University of Texas – Pan American. The College, with Texas Children’s, also began the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic in McAllen, which celebrates its 12th anniversary this year. Follow Baylor College of Medicine on Facebook (facebook.com/BaylorCollegeOfMedicine) and Twitter (twitter.com/BCMHouston).
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, freestanding 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. For additional information on The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation, visit childrenshospitalsafoundation.org, find us on Facebook at facebook.com/chosafoundation, on Twitter at twitter.com/csrfoundations, and on Instagram at instagram.com/chosafoundation.