Dr. Rachel Wald

Where did you complete most of your training?
I completed pediatrics and pediatric cardiology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. I then spent a few years at Children’s Hospital Boston where I learned echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. When I came back to Toronto, I spent a year learning about adults with CHD and focused on women with heart disease who are, or who would like to become, pregnant.

What is your special area of interest?
My interests include seeing patients with adult CHD, cardiac imaging (echocardiography at SickKids and cardiac MRI at Toronto General Hospital) and cardiac diseases in pregnancy (at Mount Sinai Hospital).

What is the best thing about working in CHD?
The best thing about working in CHD is meeting and caring for adults who are resilient, inspiring and truly miraculous.

What is one thing that you think that all patients with CHD should know?
All patients with CHD should know that, in 2010, they continue to write the “history books” of CHD and have so much to teach us as caregivers.

If you weren’t a doctor, what would you be?
If I weren’t a doctor, I would be a full-time Mom to my two wonderful boys.

Do you have any interesting hobbies or talents or pets?
When I am not working I enjoy jogging, alone or along with my sons.