The Heart Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital
Address: 92 W Miller St
Orlando, FL 32806
William DeCampli, MD, is a pediatric cardiovascular surgeon and co-director of The Heart Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. He is board certified in surgery, thoracic surgery and congenital cardiac surgery. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, complex neonatal and infant cardiac surgery.
Dr. DeCampli earned his medical degree from the University of Miami. He completed his internship and residency programs in general and cardiothoracic surgery, as well as heart and lung transplantation at Stanford University Medical School in California. At Standord University Medical Center, he served one year as chief resident of cardiothoracic surgery and another year as chief resident of adult and pediatric cardiothoracic transplantation.
He also completed fellowships in congenital cardiac surgery at University of California –San Francisco and in peripheral vascular surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition, Dr. DeCampli completed a research fellowship with the department of cardiovascular surgery at Stanford.
Dr. DeCampli has extensive expertise in complex neonatal and infant cardiac surgery, and was instrumental in the development of the minimally invasive cardiac surgery effort at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and developing techniques to protect the central nervous system during complex congenital heart surgery.
He has held medical staff and leadership positions at Jersey City Medical Center, New Jersey; Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey; Children’s Hospital of New Jersey; Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia; Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley, California; and Children’s Hospital Oakland in California.
Dr. DeCampli is currently a professor of surgery at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, as well as a graduate faculty scholar at the University of Central Florida College of Graduate Studies. He has been active in medical research for approximately 25 years, frequently presenting at conferences, and has held several editorial positions with medical journals. In 2013, he was recognized as one of “Orlando’s Best Doctors by Orlando Magazine.
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