Dr. Sunjay Kaushal received his M.D. from Johns Hopkins Medical School and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Dr. Kaushal is director of congenital cardiac surgery at the University of Maryland Medical School where he performs complex congenital heart surgeries. Dr. Kaushal is a leading investigator for applying stem-cell based therapies in congenital heart patients. In particular, he is leading two stem cell based clinical trials in patients with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a life-threatening condition. Currently there is no cure for this devastating condition, but Dr. Kaushal is making a major step to improve the lives of these challenging patients.