Meet Our Team

Our cardiac team is one of the largest and most accomplished in the world. It includes more than 125 experts, including pediatric cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, critical care intensivists, pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, advanced practice nurses and physician's assistants.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Leadership

Thomas L. Spray, MD

Thomas L. Spray, MD, is chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Alice Langdon Warner Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac, cardiopulmonary and pulmonary transplantation, Reparative cardiac surgery in infants with complex congenital malformations


Cardiology Leadership

Robert E. Shaddy, MD

Robert E. Shaddy, MD, is chief of the Division of Cardiology and the Jennifer Terker Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology at CHOP.


Cardiac Anesthesia Leadership

James M. Steven, MD, SM

James M. Steven, MD, is chief of the Division of Cardiac Anesthesia and medical advisor to the Risk Management Department at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Clinical effectiveness, Clinical investigation, Patient safety, Resident/fellowship training and continuing medical education


Cardiac Nursing Leadership

Alexis Perri, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Alexis Perri, MSN, RN, NE-BC, is director of Cardiac Center Nursing at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Cardiologists

Terry M. Anderson, MD, FACC

Terry M. Anderson, MD, FACC, is an attending cardiologist at CHOP with special expertise in echocardiography and neonatal cardiology.

Areas of Expertise: Echocardiography, Fetal Echocardiography, Neonatal cardiology


Anirban Banerjee, MD

Anirban Banerjee, MD, is an attending cardiologist with CHOP’s Cardiac Center and  Fetal Heart Program.


Hema P. Bhargava, MD

Hema P. Bhargava, MD, is an attending cardiologist with the Cardiac Center and Fetal Heart Program, with expertise in fetal echocardiography.

Areas of Expertise: Echocardiography, with a special interest in fetal echocardiography


Geoffrey L. Bird, MD, MSIS, FAAP

Geoffrey L. Bird, MD, is an attending physician with special interest in cardiac intensive care and extracorporeal support.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac intensive care medicine, Extracorporeal Support, International Collaboration, Patient safety


Joshua J. Blinder, MD

Joshua J. Blinder, MD, is an attending cardiologist in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


William Bonney, MD

William Bonney, MD, is an attending cardiologist and pediatric electrophysiologist with expertise in radiofrequency ablation and ICD implantation.

Areas of Expertise: Interventional Electrophysiology, Neonatal Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT), Pacemaker and ICD implantation, Radiofrequency and Cryo-ablation, Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome


Jeffrey R. Boris, MD, FACC, FAAP

Jeffrey R. Boris, MD, FACC, FAAP, is an attending cardiologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with special interest in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.

Areas of Expertise: Ambulatory Cardiology, Electronic medical record/database, Pediatric and adolescent postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome


Julie Brothers, MD, FAAP

Julie Brothers, MD, FAAP a board-certified cardiologist and director of CHOP’s Lipid Heart Clinic.

Areas of Expertise: Preventive Cardiology


Jodi Chen, MD

Jodi Chen, MD, is an attending cardiologist with the Cardiac Center at CHOP, with special expertise in echocardiography.


Alvin J. Chin, MD

Alvin J. Chin, MD, is an attending cardiologist at CHOP with special expertise in echocardiography and cardiovascular system development.

Areas of Expertise: Developmental biology of the cardiovascular system, Echocardiography


Michele Cohen, DO

Michele Cohen, DO, is a board-certified attending cardiologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Meryl S. Cohen, MD

Meryl S. Cohen, MD, is a board-certified cardiologist at CHOP with expertise in fetal and transesophageal echocardiography.

Areas of Expertise: Fetal Echocardiography, Transesophageal echocardiography


Alex Davidson, MD, FACC

Alex Davidson, MD, FACC, is an attending cardiologist at CHOP with expertise in adult congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension.

Areas of Expertise: Adult congenital heart disease, Pulmonary hypertension


Karl Degenhardt, MD, PhD

Karl Degenhardt, MD, PhD, is an attending cardiologist with CHOP’s Cardiac Center and Fetal Heart Program.


Aaron G. DeWitt, MD

Aaron G. DeWitt, MD, is an attending cardiologist in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Aaron T. Dorfman, MD

Aaron T. Dorfman, MD, is an attending cardiologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who specializes in outpatient cardiology.

Areas of Expertise: Outpatient cardiology


Yoav Dori, MD

Yoav Dori, MD, is a pediatric cardiologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Stanford G. Ewing, MD, FAAP, FRCP(C)

Stanford G. Ewing, MD, FAAP, FRCP(C), is an attending cardiologist at CHOP with special interest in fetal and transthoracic echocardiography.

Areas of Expertise: Fetal Echocardiography, Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography


Christine Falkensammer, MD

Christine Falkensammer, MD, is an attending cardiologist at CHOP with expertise in fetal cardiology and newborn congenital heart disease.

Areas of Expertise: Echocardiography, Fetal cardiology, General pediatric cardiology, Newborn congenital heart disease


Paul Farrell, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACC

Paul Farrell, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACC, is an attending cardiologist at CHOP with expertise in congenital heart disease and fetal echocardiography.

Areas of Expertise: Fetal Echocardiography, General Outpatient Cardiology


Mark A. Fogel, MD, FACC, FAHA, FAAP

Mark A. Fogel, MD, FACC, FAHA, FAAP, is an attending cardiologist and radiologist at CHOP, specializing in imaging for heart conditions.

Areas of Expertise: Echocardiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Non-invasive imaging of ventricular function and fluid mechanisms in congenital heart disease



Matthew Gillespie, MD

Matthew Gillespie, MD, is an attending cardiologist with expertise in interventional cardiology and transcatheter treatment of heart disease.

Areas of Expertise: Interventional cardiology, Transcatheter treatment of heart disease


Andrew C. Glatz, MD

Andrew C. Glatz, MD, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Marie M. Gleason, MD, FAAP, FACC

Marie M. Gleason, MD, FAAP, FACC, is a board-certified cardiologist and director of CHOP’s cardiac outpatient operations in PA and NJ.

Areas of Expertise: Echocardiography, Fetal Echocardiography, General pediatric cardiology, Newborn congenital heart disease, Pediatric hyperlipidemia


David J. Goldberg, MD

David J. Goldberg, MD, is a board-certified attending cardiologist with CHOP’s Cardiac Center and Fetal Heart Program.


Elizabeth Goldmuntz, MD, FAAP, FACC

Elizabeth Goldmuntz, MD, FAAP, FACC, is an attending cardiologist at CHOP with expertise in congenital heart disease and echocardiography.

Areas of Expertise: Echocardiography, Fetal Echocardiography, Genetic etiology of congenital heart disease


Brian Hanna, MDCM, PhD, FAAP, FACC

Brian Hanna, MDCM, PhD, FAAP, FACC, is a board-certified cardiologist and director of the Section of Pulmonary Hypertension at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Autonomic nervous system development and physiology, Interventional cardiac catheterization in children, Pulmonary hypertension, Thoracic organ transplantation


Matthew Harris, MD

Matthew Harris, MD, is a board-certified attending cardiologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Alexa Hogarty, MD

Alexa Hogarty, MD, is an attending cardiologist at CHOP with special interest in pediatric exercise physiology and cardiac pathology.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac pathology, Echocardiography, Hypercholesterolemia, Pediatric exercise physiology


Rachel K. Hopper, MD

Rachel K. Hopper, MD, is an attending cardiologist in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


V. R. Iyer, MD, MRCP

V. Ramesh Iyer, MD, MRCP, is an attending electrophysiologist at CHOP with special interest in pacemakers and device therapy.

Areas of Expertise: Pacemakers and device therapy


Yuli Y. Kim, MD

Yuli Y. Kim, MD, is a board-certified cardiologist at CHOP and director of the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center.


Roxanne Kirsch, MD, FRCPC, FAAP

Roxanne Kirsch, MD, is an attending physician with the Cardiac Center and Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at CHOP.


Cheryl C. Kurer, MD, FAAP, FACC

Cheryl C. Kurer, MD, FAAP, FACC, is an attending cardiologist at CHOP with interest in arrhythmias, pacemakers and defibrillators.

Areas of Expertise: Arrhythmias | Pacemakers and Defibrillators | Sudden Cardiac Death|Syncope


Hae-Rhi Lee, MD

Hae-Rhi Lee, MD, is an attending cardiologist at CHOP with special interests in clinical cardiology and echocardiography.

Areas of Expertise: Clinical Cardiology, Echocardiography


Robert J. Levy, MD

Robert J. Levy, MD, is a board-certified attending cardiologist and the William J. Rashkind Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac arrhythmias and post-angioplasty surgery, Research concerning site-specific therapy for cardiovascular disease focusing on valve replacement surgery


Kimberly Y. Lin, MD

Kimberly Y. Lin, MD, is an attending cardiologist at CHOP’s Cardiac Center with expertise in heart and heart/lung transplantation.


Laura M. Mercer-Rosa, MD, MSCE

Laura M Mercer-Rosa, MD, MSCE, is a board-certified attending cardiologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Sumekala Nadaraj, MBBS, FAAP

Sumekala Nadaraj, MBBS, FAAP, is an attending cardiologist at CHOP with special interests in fetal echocardiography and pediatric cardiology.

Areas of Expertise: Epidemiology, Fetal Echocardiography, Pediatric Cardiology


Shobha S. Natarajan, MD

Shobha S. Natarajan, MD, is an attending cardiologist and co-director of the Hypertension and Vascular Evaluation (HAVE) Program at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Fetal cardiology, Vascular function


Matthew J. O'Connor, MD

Matthew J. O'Connor, MD, is a board-certified attending cardiologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Stephen Paridon, MD

Stephen Paridon, MD, is an attending cardiologist and director of CHOP’s Exercise Physiology Laboratory.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac transplantation, Echocardiography, Exercise physiology, Sports Medicine


Sara L. Partington, MD

Sara L. Partington, MD, is an attending physician with the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center and the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Stacie B. Peddy, MD, MS

Stacie B. Peddy, MD, is a board-certified cardiac intensivist at CHOP with a special interest in cardiac intensive care.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac Intensive Care


Chitra Ravishankar, MD

Chitra Ravishankar, MD, is a board-certified attending cardiologist at CHOP’s Cardiac Center CHOP with expertise in heart and heart/lung transplantation.


Jonathan J. Rome, MD, FACC

Jonathan J. Rome, MD, FACC, is an attending cardiologist at CHOP and director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.

Areas of Expertise: Causes and treatment of stenotic and hypoplastic pulmonary arteries, Device closure of heart defects, Interventional cardiology, Transcatheter treatment in complex heart disease



Jack Rychik, MD

Jack Rychik, MD, is director of the Fetal Heart Program and the Single Ventricle Survivorship Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Echocardiography, Fetal cardiology, Single ventricle physiology


Guillermo R. Sanchez, MD, PhD, FACC

Guillermo R. Sanchez, MD, PhD, FACC, is a board-certified cardiologist and director of the New Jersey Section of Cardiology at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Outpatient cardiology


Susan K. Schachtner, MD

Susan K. Schachtner, MD, is medical director of CHOP’s Cardiac Care Unit with expertise in treating newborns with congenital heart defects.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac evaluation in connective tissue disorders and other systemic disease, Murmurs, Newborns with congenital heart defects, Post-operative ambulatory care


Mohamed A. Seliem, MD, FACC, FASE, FAAP

Mohamed A. Seliem, MD, FACC, FASE, FAAP, is an attending cardiologist at CHOP with expertise in 3-D echocardiography.

Areas of Expertise: Application of Real Time 3 Dimensional Echocardiography (RT3DE) in Morphologic and Physiologic Assessment of Congenital Heart Disease


Robert E. Shaddy, MD

Robert E. Shaddy, MD, is chief of the Division of Cardiology and the Jennifer Terker Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology at CHOP.


Maully J. Shah, MBBS

Maully J. Shah, MBBS, is an attending cardiologist at CHOP with special interest in pacemakers, ICD implantation and cardiac therapy.

Areas of Expertise: Ablation of arrhythmias in congenital heart disease patients including post-surgical arrhythmias, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, ICD implantation for prevention of sudden death, ICD implantation in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Long QT syndrome and other cardiac channelopathies in children, Non-Contact Mapping and 3 D mapping of arrhythmias, Pacemaker and ICD lead extraction including excimer laser lead extractions, Pacemakers, Radiofrequency and Cryo-Ablation of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, WPW syndrome


Paul Stephens, MD

Paul Stephens Jr., MD, is a board-certified attending cardiologist at CHOP with special interest in exercise physiology.

Areas of Expertise: Exercise physiology


Anita L. Szwast, MD

Anita L. Szwast, MD, is a board-certified attending cardiologist at CHOP with the Cardiac Center and Fetal Heart Program.


Victoria L. Vetter, MD, FAAP, FACC

Victoria L. Vetter, MD is a board-certified cardiologist at CHOP and medical director of Youth Heart Watch. She is also an academic investigator for the Healthy Weight Program.

Areas of Expertise: Autonomic nervous system dysfunction, Long QT syndrome, Radiofrequency ablation of cardiac arrhythmias, Postoperative arrhythmias, Sudden cardiac death


R. Lee Vogel, MD

R. Lee Vogel, MD, is a board-certified cardiologist at CHOP with a special interest in ambulatory cardiology and electrophysiology.

Areas of Expertise: Ambulatory Cardiology, Electrophysiology


Paul M. Weinberg, MD, FAAP, FACC

Paul M. Weinberg, MD, FAAP, FACC, is a board-certified cardiologist and director of the Cardiac Registry at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac MRI, Cardiac pathology


Kevin K. Whitehead, MD, PhD

Kevin K. Whitehead, MD, PhD, is a board-certified attending cardiologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Stephanie Fuller, MD

Stephanie Fuller, MD, is an attending surgeon in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 


J. William Gaynor, MD

J. William Gaynor, MD, is an attending surgeon at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He specializes in reconstructive heart surgery in infants.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac, cardiopulmonary and pulmonary transplantation, Cerebral protection during cardiac surgery, Control of pulmonary vascular growth, Effects of cardiopulmonary bypass on pulmonary function, Neurodevelopment, Reparative cardiac surgery in infants


Christopher E. Mascio, MD

Christopher E. Mascio, MD, is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon with the Cardiac Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Thomas L. Spray, MD

Thomas L. Spray, MD, is chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Alice Langdon Warner Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac, cardiopulmonary and pulmonary transplantation, Reparative cardiac surgery in infants with complex congenital malformations


Anesthesiologists

William J. Greeley, MD, MBA

William J. Greeley, MD, is anesthesiologist-in-chief and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Brain protection strategies during cardiac surgery, Cardiac intensive care medicine, The effects of cardiopulmonary bypass on the brain


David R. Jobes, MD

David R. Jobes, MD, is a senior anesthesiologist with expertise delivering anesthesia to patients undergoing cardiac or thoracic surgery.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac anesthesia, including major vascular and thoracic anesthesia|, Cardiac anesthesia, including major vascular and thoracic anesthesia, Clinical investigation, Neuroprotective strategies, Coagulation management and blood conservation strategies in cardiac surgery, Outcomes research, Adults with congenital heart disease


Francis X. McGowan, MD

Francis X. McGowan, MD, is endowed chair and director of pediatric anesthesiology research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Lisa M. Montenegro, MD

Lisa M. Montenegro, MD, is a board-certified attending anesthesiologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

 

Areas of Expertise: Clinical investigation, ICU sedation|, Medical ethics, Resident/fellowship training and continuing medical education


Aruna Nathan, MBBS

Aruna Nathan, MBBS, is an attending anesthesiologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Susan C. Nicolson, MD

Susan C. Nicolson, MD, is an attending anesthesiologist at CHOP with special interests in neuroprotective strategies and pulmonary hypertension.

Areas of Expertise: Clinical investigation, Neuroprotective strategies, Pulmonary hypertension, Single ventricle physiology


James M. Steven, MD, SM

James M. Steven, MD, is chief of the Division of Cardiac Anesthesia and medical advisor to the Risk Management Department at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Clinical effectiveness, Clinical investigation, Patient safety, Resident/fellowship training and continuing medical education


Administrative Director, Cardiology


Director, Cardiac Service Line


Center for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Liaison

Sharon J. Barton, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC

Sharon Jackson Barton, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC, is assistant vice president of nursing research and evidence-based practice, education, and outcomes at CHOP.


Inpatient Nursing Leadership



Meg Cates, BSN, RN, CCRN

Meg Cates, BSN, RN, CCRN, is a registered nurse in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Elizabeth Coulter, RN

Elizabeth Coulter, RN, is a registered nurse in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Linda Goss, RN, MSN

Linda Goss, RN, is a Nurse Manager in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac nursing, family centered care, evidence based practice


Virginia Jones, RN

Virginia Jones, RN, is a nurse in the Catheterization Laboratory at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Gail Keyser, RN

Gail Keyser, RN, is a registered nurse in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Kevin McNally, RN

Kevin McNally, RN, is a registered nurse in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Heather Meldrum, BSN, RN

Heather Meldrum, BSN, RN, is a nurse in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac nursing, Evidence based practice, Family centered care, Trach/vent education


Lisa Mitchell, RN

Lisa Mitchell, RN, is a registered nurse in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Amanda Seelhorst, RN

Amanda Seelhorst, RN, is a nurse in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Advanced Practice Nurses

Katherine Andronaco, MSN, CPNP

Katherine Andronaco, MSN, CPNP, is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Sharna Basu, RN, MSN, CRNP

Sharna Basu, RN, MSN, CRNP, is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Complications with patients receiving conscious sedation for cardiac catheterizations


Thomas A. Bernadzikowski, MSN, CPNP-PC, CRNP

Thomas A. Bernadzikowski is a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric cardiomyopathy and heart failure, Pediatric global health in Haiti, Liberia, and South Africa, Pediatric postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, Pediatric Primary Care


Carley Bober, MSN, CRNP

Carley Bober, MSN, CRNP is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Julie Chang, MSN, RN, CRNP

Julie Chang, MSN, RN, CRNP, is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Kathryn M. Dodds, RN, MSN, CRNP

Kathryn M. Dodds, RN, MSN, CRNP, is a clinical liaison nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Protein Losing Enteropathy, Single Ventricle CHD, Growth and development in children with CHD


David Drajpuch, MSN, CRNP

David Drajpuch, MSN, CRNP, is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac transplantation for end-stage congenital heart disease, Psychosocial needs of adults with congenital heart disease, Transition of care


Carolyn E. Fabian, MSN, CRNP

Carolyn E. Fabian, MSN, CRNP, is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Development of support systems for families of children with CHD in their community, Long term follow-up of children/adolescents with congenital heart disease, Nutritional issues in infants and toddlers with complex heart disease, Social/ developmental concerns related to heart disease


Desiree Fleck, CRNP

Desiree Fleck, CRNP, is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Self-care and transition in adults with congenital heart disease


Lisa Gervasi, MSN, CPNP

Lisa Gervasi, MSN, CPNP, is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Anesthesia and sedation, complications in children


Terry Harmon, MSN, CRNP

Terry Harmon, MSN, CRNP, is a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiology


Meredith Jalkut, BA, MSN, CRNP

Meredith Jalkut, MSN, CRNP is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Nutrition in neonates after cardiac surgery, Pain control after cardiac surgery


Kristin Jensen, MSN, CRNP

Kristin Jensen, MSN, CRNP is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Ventricular assist devices (VADs) for heart failure management



Rachel Keashen, MSN, CRNP, CPNP-AC

Rachel Keashen, MSN, CRNP, CPNP-AC, is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Management of anticoagulation therapies


Lisa Kohr, MSN, MPH, FCCM, CPNP-AC/PC

Lisa Kohr, MSN, MPH, CPNP-AC/PC is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Acute Care PNP impact on outcomes/nursing care and impact on patient outcomes


C. Ashley Lebo, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC

C. Ashley Lebo, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, is a Cardiomyopathy and Transplant Program Nurse Practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Amy Jo Lisanti, MSN, CCNS, CCRN

Amy Jo Lisanti, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Developmental care, growth and nutrition, Skin care and pressure injury prevention


Kerri Lombardi, MSN, CRNP, MJ

Kerri Lombardi, MSN, CRNP, MJ, is a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Karen V. McCandless, MSN, CRNP

Karen V. McCandless, MSN, CRNP, is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Transition to adult care


Gretchen McGuire, MSN, CPNP

Gretchen McGuire, MSN, CPNP, is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Heather Meluskey, MSN, CRNP

Heather Meluskey is a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Kelley D. Miller, MSN, CPNP

Kelley D. Miller, MSN, CPNP, is a cardiomyopathy and heart failure nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Jackie Ochsenreither, MSN, CRNP

Jackie Ochsenreither, MSN, CRNP, PNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Evaluating the efficacy of pain management protocols in the post-operative pediatric Cardiothoracic surgical patient, Pain management in children


Jessica Patrell, MSN, CRNP

Jessica Patrell, MSN, CRNP, is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Clare E. Ryan, MSN, CRNP

Clare Ryan, MSN, CRNP is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Sara Sheils, MSN, CRNP

Sara Sheils, MSN, CRNP, is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Fontan physiology


Alyson Stagg, MSN, CRNP

Alyson Stagg, MSN, CRNP, is a registered nurse in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Elizabeth C. Threet, MSN, CRNP

Elizabeth C. Threet, MSN, CRNP, is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Lynda J. Tobin, MSN, APN-C

Lynda J. Tobin, MSN, APN-C, is a nurse practitioner in the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Stephen H. Walker, MSN, CRNP

Stephen H. Walker, MSN, CRNP, is a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Cardiac Center Referral Nurse Navigators

Lauren Boldizar, RN

Lauren Boldizar, RN, is a referral nurse navigator in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia who helps referring physicians and new patient families connect with the Cardiac Center at CHOP.


Elizabeth J. Hunter, BSN, RN

Elizabeth J. Hunter, BSN, RN, is a referral nurse navigator in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 


Cardiac Social Workers

Christina M. Adenuga, MSW

Christina M. Adenuga, MSW, is a social worker in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Jennifer Diem Inglis, MSW, LSW

Jennifer Diem Inglis, MSW, LSW, is a social worker in the Fetal Heart Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Carol L. Hart, MSW

Carol L. Hart, MSW, is a social worker at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, providing services to families in the Cardiac Center.


Debby McGrath, MSS

Debby McGrath is a Transplant Social Worker at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Charisse Rhone, MSS

Charisse Rhone is a Transplant Social Worker at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Clinical Pharmacist

Krisha Palma, PharmD

Krisha Palma, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacist and clinical specialist in pediatric solid organ transplantation at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Immunosuppressant pharmacotherapy, Infectious diseases in immunocompromised hosts, Transitional care, Treatment of antibody mediated rejection


Fetal Heart Program, Program Coordinator

Denise D. Donaghue, RN, MSN

Denise D. Donaghue, RN, MSN, is manager of the Fetal Heart Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Chief, Fetal Cardiovascular Imaging

Zhiyun Tian, MD, RDCS

Zhiyun Tian, MD, is chief of fetal cardiovascular imaging for the Fetal Heart Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


NeuroCardiac Care Program, Program Manager

Kaitlyn Daniels, RN, BSN

Kaitlyn Daniels, RN, BSN, is the program manager of the NeuroCardiacCare Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Perfusionists

Molly Dreher, BSE, BS, CCP, LP

Molly Dreher, BSE, BS, CCP, LP, is a perfusionist in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Bioethics, Continuous quality improvement research



Richard W. Melchior, BS, MPS, CCP, LP, FPP

Richard W. Melchior, BS, MPS, CCP, LP, FPP, is a perfusionist in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Circuit miniaturization, Perfusion education, Perfusion research


Dana Rogers, BS, CCP

Dana Rogers, BS, CCP, is a perfusionist with the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: IABP


Tami M. Rosenthal, BS, MBA, CCP, LP, FPP

Tami M. Rosenthal,BS, MBA, CCP, LP, FPP, is the chief perfusionist in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric prime miniaturization, Ventricular assist devices


Kellie L. Schiavo, BS, CCP, LP, FPP

Kellie L. Schiavo, BS, CCP, LP, FPP, is a perfusionist in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Perfusion Department data management, Perfusion education


Brandon C. Shade, BS, CCP, LP

Brandon C. Shade is a perfusionist in the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), Ventricular assist devices


Pulmonologist

Samuel B. Goldfarb, MD

Samuel B. Goldfarb, MD, is the medical director of the Lung Transplant and Heart/Lung Transplant programs at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Cystic fibrosis, Interstitial lung disease, Late effects of childhood cancer - pulmonary complications, Pediatric lung transplant


Cardiothoracic Surgery, Research Nurse

Nancy Burnham, CRNP, MSN, CCRC

Nancy Burnham, CRNP, MSN, CCRC, is a research nurse with Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Surgical Physician Assistants

Christy Bosler, MS, PA-C

Christy Bosler, MS, PA-C, is a physician assistant with the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiothoracic Surgery


Karen Bukics, MS, PA-C

Karen Bukics, MS, PA-C, is a physician assistant with the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Kelly McCarthy, MS, PA-C

Kelly McCarthy, MS, PA-C, is a physician assistant with the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Jennifer Spice, MS, PA-C

Jennifer Spice, MS, PA-C, is a physician assistant with the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Transplant Psychologist

Debra Lefkowitz, PsyD

Areas of Expertise: Family coping with pediatric chronic illness and disabilities, Healthcare transition, Risk and protective factors for post-transplant adjustment


Cardiology Fellows

Jennifer Bailey, MD

Jennifer Bailey, MD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Misha Bhat, MD

Misha Bhat, MD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Shivani Bhatt, MD

Shivani Bhatt, MD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Benjamin Blevins, MD

Benjamin Blevins, MD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac arrhythmias and post-angioplasty surgery, Fetal and community cardiology, Outcomes research


Edmund Burke, MD

Edmund Burke, MD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Alexandra Channing, MD

Alexandra Channing, MD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Early diagnosis of congenital heart disease, Global Health


Michael DiLorenzo, MD

Michael DiLorenzo, MD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: General pediatric cardiology, Non-invasive imaging


Tacy E. Downing, MD

Tacy E. Downing, MD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Adult congenital heart disease


Matthew Elias, MD

Matthew Elias, MD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: General pediatric cardiology


Ivie Esangbedo, MD, MPH

Ivie Esangbedo, MD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


David B. Frank, MD, PhD

David B. Frank, MD, PhD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pulmonary hypertension, Pulmonary vascular remodeling in embryonic development, Transitional pulmonary circulation, Transplant


Utkarsh Kohli, MD

Utkarsh Kohli, MD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Genetic determinants of response to drugs in humans


Kelvin C. Lau, MD

Kelvin C. Lau, MD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Electrophysiology, General cardiology


Katherine Levinson, MD

Katherine Levinson, MD, is an attending cardiologist with the Cardiac Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Andrew Misfeldt, MD, PhD

Andrew Misfeldt, MD, PhD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Shaun Mohan, MD, MPH

Shaun Mohan, MD, MPH, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Clinical outcomes, Electrophysiology, General pediatric cardiology, Quality improvement


Deipanjan Nandi, MD

Deipanjan Nandi, MD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac Intensive Care, Comparative effectiveness research in both resource-rich and resource-poor settings


Hari Narayan, MD

Hari Narayan, MD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac Intensive Care, Electrophysiology, Fetal arrhythmias, Fetal cardiology


Michael O'Byrne, MD

Michael O'Byrne, MD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Interventional cardiology, outcomes research, and comparative-effectiveness research


Jyoti Patel, MD

Jyoti Patel, MD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Protein losing enteropathy after the Fontan operation


Alan Sing, MD

Alan Sing, MD, is a Cardiology Fellow with the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.