Dr. G. William Henry
Dr. Bill Henry is a pediatric cardiologist specializing in the diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease in children and young adults. He joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1982 and became Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at UNC in 1986, serving in this role for 23 years. During his tenure, Dr. Henry founded the North Carolina Children’s Heart Center at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill. Through his unique combination of extensive medical knowledge and understanding of the importance of the family unit, he established an exceptional pediatric cardiology presence from Rutherfordton to Wilmington. He subsequently served as Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Network Affiliations in the Duke Pediatric Heart Center at Duke University Medical Center from 2010 to 2011.
Dr. Henry completed his undergraduate and medical school education at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where he attended as a Morehead Scholar. He completed general pediatric training at Indiana University’s Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis and returned to UNC Hospitals for pediatric cardiology fellowship with additional specialized training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Brompton Hospital in London. As co-founder of the international pediatric cardiology journal Cardiology in the Young in 1990, he is responsible for the creation of what is today an international clinical resource for pediatric cardiologists and pediatric cardiac surgeons. He is board certified in pediatrics (1982) and pediatric cardiology (1985).
With over 30 years of experience in the field of pediatric cardiology, Dr. Henry has unique insight into the changes that the field of pediatric cardiology has undergone and uses this insight in his daily patient encounters.
Dr. Frédérique Bailliard
Dr. Frédérique Bailliard is a pediatric cardiologist specializing in the diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease in children and young adults. Born and initially raised in France, Dr. Bailliard completed her undergraduate education at Duke University and medical school education at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She completed general pediatric training at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital, pediatric cardiology fellowship training at Northwestern University’s Children’s Memorial Hospital (now Lurie Children’s Hospital) in Chicago and finally pediatric cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) training at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London, UK.
Dr. Bailliard joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 2007 where she was appointed Director of Pediatric Cardiac Imaging and Director of the Children’s Intermediate Cardiac Care Unit. During her tenure at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital, she spent much of her time clinically responsible for the inpatient cardiac service as well as for the management of the Children’s Intermediate Cardiac Care Unit. While caring for children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit she delivered cardiac specific care to post-operative patients and collaborated on the development of improved safety and delivery of care from the operating room to hospital discharge. She participated in quality measure improvements through the design of AHRQ initiatives (http://www.ahrq.gov). As Director of Cardiac Imaging, she converted the existing echocardiography laboratory into a state of the art digital laboratory and led continuing education for the UNC team of pediatric cardiac sonographers. Finally, she led the congenital heart disease curriculum for both medical students at the UNC-CH School of Medicine and for the pediatric residency program.
Recruited by Duke University for her expertise in pediatric cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, skills in delivery of inpatient cardiac care and her work with implementing patient safety algorithms, she was appointed to the faculty of Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Children’s Heart Center from 2010 to 2011.
Throughout her US academic appointments, Dr. Bailliard has maintained international collaborations in the field of pediatric cardiology. Her international experience combined with her multi-faceted involvement in the delivery of care to patients with congenital heart disease provide an innovative approach to her management and treatment of children with heart disease. Dr. Bailliard is an active member in the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and the International Society for Nomenclature of Paediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. She is board certified in pediatric cardiology (2008).