Dr. Mark Mansfield Boucek, an interventional cardiologist who headed the pediatric cardiovascular service at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood -- and whose advances have helped heal thousands of damaged young hearts -- died of pancreatic cancer on Feb. 26. He was 59.
A specialist in pre- and post-transplant care, Boucek joined the Joe DiMaggio staff in 2005. He was recruited to develop a comprehensive program for youngsters with heart disease.
Published in the Miami Herald from Mar. 3 to Apr. 3, 2009