Detroit’s Children’s Hospital of Michigan Appoints Staff Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon


Detroit-based Children’s Hospital of Michigan has announced the appointment of John N. Dentel as staff pediatric cardiac surgeon.

“Dr. Dentel’s training has been of the highest caliber, and he is a genuinely sincere, compassionate, and thoughtful physician who joins Children’s Hospital of Michigan with the highest recommendations,” says Luanne Thomas Ewald, CEO.

Dentel’s began Monday, Aug. 13. He grew up in Addison, Mich. He earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His general surgical training was at the Hospital of Saint Raphael and Yale University School of Medicine.

“Being back in Michigan and in the Detroit area is very special to me,” says Dentel. “My hope is to make a difference in this community. I want to be part of the team that provides the best care to pediatric patients day in and day out, as well as to be a support and resource for the families and patients.”

Dentel completed cardiothoracic surgical training at Indiana University of Medicine and a pediatric cardiac surgical fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital.

“We are confident Dr. Dentel will make a wonderful addition to our cardiovascular surgical team as he demonstrates the kind of personal attributes that are valued and exemplified by all of the staff at Children’s Hospital of Michigan,” says Henry Walters III, chief of pediatric cardiovascular surgery.

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