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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:


  • N. 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, University of Toronto
  • 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, CDH Study Group
  • Gabrielle Kardon, MS – University of Utah
  • Kevin Lally, MD, MS, FACS – CDH Study Group
  • Paul Losty, MD FRCSI FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Ed) FRCS(Paed) – Liverpool University | UK
  • Steadman McPeters, CPNP – Pediatric Surgery Nurse Clinician | Huntsville Alabama,
  • Doug Miniati, MD – University of California | San Francisco
  • Dick Tibboel, MD, PhD – Erasmus University MC, Sophia Children’s Hospital | Netherlands
  • Jay Wilson, MD – Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard University


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.