Pediatric Cardiology Faculty
William A. Scott, M.D., M.S.
Director, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Director of Electrophysiology
Interests: Cardiac electrophysiology, catheter ablation, pacemaker and defibrillator management, syncope and noninvasive evaluation, arrhythmia diagnosis and management, cardiac involvement in neuromuscular disease, epidemiology of congenital heart disease, heart rate variability, and pacemaker device therapy
Aliessa P. Barnes, M.D.
Medical Director, Heart Transplant
Interests: Congenital heart disease, ECHO, transplantation, cardiomyopathy, cardiac transplantation, and fetal echocardiography
Sarah D. Blumenschein, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Preventive Cardiology
Interests: Cholesterol, congenital heart disease, hyperlipidemia, obesity, and lipid disorders
Bibhuti Das, M.D.
Interests: Pediatric cardiology, pediatric heart transplantation, exercise testing, clinical research in congenital heart disease and transplantations, heart failure, and exercise physiology
V. Vivian Dimas, M.D.
Interests: Interventional cardiology and novel techniques, and long-term post operative outcomes
Adrian K. Dyer, M.D.
Interests: Congenital heart disease, pediatric and fetal echocardiography, and cardiac MRI
David E. Fixler, M.D.
Interests: Congenital heart disease, transplantation, epidemiology of congenital heart disease, and childhood hypertension
Candace L. Gibbin, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Interests: Echo, fetal echocardiography, preventive cardiology, and Kawasaki Disease
Lisa C. Heistein, M.D.
Interests: Congenital heart disease, and fetal and pediatric echocardiography
Catherine M. Ikemba, M.D.
Interests: Noninvasive cardiac imaging including transthoracic, transesophageal, and fetal echocardiography, perinatal cardiology and counseling, and psychological impact of prenatal diagnosis
Amy L. Juraszek, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology
Interests: Cardiac pathology and embryology, and medical education
Colin E. Kane, M.D.
Interests: General pediatric cardiology, fetal and pediatric echocardiography, and web-based distance medical education
Matthew S. Lemler, M.D.
Interests: Congenital heart disease, echocardiography, noninvasive imaging, fetal echocardiography, single ventricle palliation, aspirin resistance in pediatrics, long-term chemotherapy toxicity, and sedation
Lynn Mahony, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program
Interests: Congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure, Marfan syndrome, student athlete pre-participation evaluation, and clinical trials and other studies examining short- and long-term outcomes for patients with congenital heart disease, including quality of life
Alan W. Nugent, M.B.B.S., FPACP
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Interests: Pediatric cardiology, interventional catheterization, cardiovascular intensive care, and interventional cardiology
Claudio Ramaciotti, M.D.
Director, Echocardiography Laboratory
Interests: Congenital heart disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, echocardiography, ventricular function, and patent ductus arteriosus in extreme low birth weight infants
Poonam Punjwani Thankavel, M.D.
Interests: 3D echocardiography, transesophageal, and echocardiographic evaluation of the patent ductus arteriosus in neonates
Surendranath R. Veeram Reddy, M.D.
Interests: Pediatric interventional cardiology, pediatric and adult congenital heart disease, and biodegradable stents for use in children
Shawyntee Vertilus, M.D., M.P.H.
Interests: Lipid disorders, childhood obesity, hypertension, epidemiology of congenital heart disease, public health initiatives, and clinical research in pediatric cardiology.
Thomas M. Zellers, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Children's Medical Center
Interests: Interventional cardiology and novel techniques, congenital heart disease, interventional cardiac catheterization and the role of interventional procedures and devices in congenital heart disease
Ilana J. Zeltser, M.D.
Interests: Pediatric interventional cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, cardiovascular screening, post-pericardiotomy syndrome, and sports medicine