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Congratulations to Viktor Hraska, MD, PhD

Victor Hraska, MD, PhDCongratulations to Viktor Hraska, MD, PhD! On Dec. 4, Viktor Hraska, MD, received an award – the Golden Medal of the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic – from the Slovak Embassy. Both Dr. Hraska and Boston Children’s Hospital cardiothoracic surgeon John Mayer, Jr., PhD, received the award for their active roles in the development of the Pediatric Cardiac Center in the Slovak Republic.

This center, located in Bratislava, was established in the early 1990s. In the past 25 years, it has operated on 8,500 children with congenital heart disease and has saved countless lives.