Dr. Richard G. Ohye is the Associate Chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery, the Head of the Section of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, and the co-Director of the University of Michigan C. S. Mott Children's Hospital Congenital Heart Center. Dr. Ohye's major clinical interests are in complex congenital heart defect repair. His research interests are in clinical and translational research, and he is the Co-Founder of the Michigan Congenital Heart Outcomes Research and Discovery (M-CHORD) program. Dr. Ohye is the study chair of a 15-center randomized trial comparing techniques for the Norwood operation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the first multi-institutional prospective trial ever performed in congenital heart surgery. He has a strong interest in innovative device development for pediatric patients with cardiovascular and respiratory disease, and is currently involved with the development of several novel devices.