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CDH Research

A global research initiative to save the lives of CDH patients


For over 20 years, CHERUBS worked with families to collect patient information to help further research on Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.


Families can submit their data online privately via a HIPAA-compliant form. This information directly correlates with data submitted with the CDH Study Group and DHREAMS to help put together different pieces of the CDH puzzle.


You can view this groundbreaking research study at


CDH International has given out a number of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research Grants to hospitals over the years.


More detailed information and grant applications will be posted soon!


CDH International’s Medical Advisory Board is comprised of some of the world’s greatest Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia research leaders:


  • Scott Adzick, MD, MMM, FACS, FAAP  –  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Kristin Aigner, RN, BSN  –  OSF St. Francis Medical Center
  • Priscilla Chiu, MD  –  Sick Kids, Toronto University
  • Wendy Chung, MD, PhD  –  Columbia Presbyterian / DHREAMS
  • Jan Deprest, MD, PhD  –  University Hospital Gasthuisberg  Leuven, Belgium
  • Patricia Donahoe, MD  –  Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Matthew T. Harting, MD  –  University of Texas Medical School at Houston , CDHSG
  • Gabrielle Kardon, PhD  –  University of Utah
  • Mauro Longoni, MD  –  Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Paul Losty, MD FRCSI FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Ed) FRCS(Paed)  –  Liverpool University, UK
  • Steadman McPeters, PhD, CPNP  –  University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Giovanna Riccipetitoni, MD  –  Buzzi Children Hospital, Milan, Italy
  • Dick Tibboel, MD  –  Sophia Children’s Hospital, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
  • Jay Wilson, MD  –  University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • Naomi Wright, MBChB, BSc, MRCS, DCH, MSc  –  Pediatric Surgery Registrar, London
  • Edmund Yang, MD  –  Peace Health Sacred Heart Medical Center at River Bend
  • Augusto Zani, MD  –  University of  Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children


The CDHi Medical Advisory Board  will help to form the CDH Care Center Accreditation Committee as our research progresses.


CDH International has submitted several research abstracts under the name CHERUBS in partnership with CDH hospitals. Full abstracts will published soon.

View the posters below:


CDH Study Group meeting, Toronto, 2015


American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016 with SickKids, University of Toronto


CHERUBS also has a comprehensive CDH Research Library that updates weekly.