Edward L. Bove, M.D. is a renowned pediatric cardiac surgeon and an internationally recognized expert on the treatment of complex congenital heart disease. He completed his training in general and cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Michigan and the Hospital for Sick Children in London. Dr. Bove returned to the University of Michigan in 1985 as an associate professor of surgery and pediatrics. That same year he became director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Bove attained full professor status in 1988 and became Head of the Section of Cardiac Surgery in 1999. He was appointed as the inaugural Chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery in 2011.
Dr. Bove has received support for his research from, among other prestigious sources, the American Heart Association; the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; and the National Institutes of Health. He has been honored by the Alumni Association at Albany Medical College and has received the S.M. Perren Award from the European Society of Biomechanics. He has held a number of named lectureships here and abroad and given hundreds of presentations on heart surgery around the world. He has served on numerous councils and committees including the American Heart Association, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery among many other distinguished professional societies. Dr. Bove, who serves on a number of editorial boards, has published more than 300 articles, dozens of book chapters, and edited two books.
As an indication of the high esteem for him shared by his colleagues and the general public, Dr. Bove is listed in Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who in Health and Medical Services, Top 2000 Physicians in America, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in Medical Sciences Education.