Dr. Frank Ing, M.D.

Dr. Frank F. Ing, M.D., Director of Cardio Catheterization Lab and Cardiology, and Seroj Frounzian, the father of Brian Frounzian, at a reunion between Brian, 11, and Dr. Ing, inside Children's Hospital Los Angeles on Monday, September 23, 2013. Last May, Dr. Ing performed a rare procedure on Brian who had a rare congenital heart defect that required the replacement of two heart valves, and as a thank you, Brian's dad brought his band to perform for members of the cardiac team who executed the procedure, and some patients of the hospital. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer / July 9, 2014)

Frank F. Ing, MD of La Cañada Flintridge, director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has been named the new co-director of the hospital's heart institute and chief of its cardiology division.

Ing began his work at Children's Hospital in 2012. He was previously the director of the Texas Children's Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and a professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.

"Dr. Ing is an internationally renowned interventional cardiologist who is at the forefront of developing technologies, programs and procedures for less invasive approaches to treating our pediatric patients," Brent Polk, MD, physician in chief and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the hospital, stated in a news release announcing Ing's new appointments.

Ing is also a professor of clinical pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

-- Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com

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