The success of pediatric and congenital cardiology programs in the 21st century is directly related to how well all those involved work together as a high-functioning team, much like teams that win Olympic Gold, World Cups, or Super Bowls. In the Harvard Business Review article, “Building Better Teams,” authors Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith define a team as, “… people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, set of performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.” This year’s Mullins Lecture will speak to the evolution of pediatric and congenital interventional cardiology into a 21st-century team sport as well as to consider how best to build and lead successful interventional teams.


Julie A. Vincent, MD, FSCAI

Julie A. Vincent, MD, FSCAI, was Dr. Charles E. Mullins’ first “formal” fourth-year interventional catheterization fellow at Texas Children’s Hospital (1994–95). Throughout her career, Dr. Vincent developed and/or directed pediatric interventional catheterization teams at Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital (Stanford), Children’s Hospital of Michigan (Wayne State), Texas Children’s Hospital (Baylor), Phoenix Children’s Hospital (Arizona), and New York Presbyterian Children’s Hospitals (Columbia and Weill Cornell). Dr. Vincent joined the division of Pediatric Cardiology at Columbia University in 2008 and was the medical director of the Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at both the Columbia and Weill Cornell campuses (2008–2015), the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship program director for the bicampus training program (2009–2014), and the division chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Columbia University (2013–2020). In 2020, she retired from Columbia University as the Welton M. Gersony professor emerita. She has been a member and fellow of SCAI for more than 20 years. 



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