Dr. Wernovsky received his undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and Music from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA in 1978. While in college, he was a member of “Live Music Band”, toured throughout New England and was the opening act for George Benson in 1977. He has performed solo piano works live, as well as on NPR in Boston, and has kept performing and composing music as an important part of his life since the age of 7. Along with an international group of now over 50 cardiologists, surgeons, nurses and support staff, he formed the “Baby Blue Sound Collective” in 2007.
He is a passionate advocate for his patients and their families; his research has centered on evaluating and improving the long-term quality of life for children born with complex congenital heart disease. He is on the advisory boards of a number of parent and patient support groups, including The Congenital Heart Information Network, Little Hearts, Inc. and The Children’s Heart Foundation. He has been involved in the training of nearly 100 pediatric cardiologists, and particularly enjoys teaching trainees, nurses and families.
He has been married to his high school sweetheart Lauren since 1982, and has two lovely children - one of whom - Simon, began performing with the BBSC in 2011.