Pediatric Cardiology Faculty

William A. Scott, M.D., M.S.
Professor, Associate Vice Chair for Multidisciplinary Programs
Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Medical Director of Service Line Development, Children's Medical Center
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

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.
Associate Professor
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.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Interventional cardiology and novel techniques, and long-term post operative outcomes

Adrian K. Dyer, M.D.
Assistant Professor
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.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Echo, fetal echocardiography, preventive cardiology, and Kawasaki Disease

Lisa C. Heistein, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Congenital heart disease, and fetal and pediatric echocardiography

Catherine M. Ikemba, M.D.
Associate Professor
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.
Assistant Professor
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
Associate Professor
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.
Assistant Professor
Interests: 3D echocardiography, transesophageal, and echocardiographic evaluation of the patent ductus arteriosus in neonates

Surendranath R. Veeram Reddy, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Pediatric interventional cardiology, pediatric and adult congenital heart disease, and biodegradable stents for use in children

Kavita Sharma, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Shawyntee Vertilus, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
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.
Associate Professor
Interests: Pediatric interventional cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, cardiovascular screening, post-pericardiotomy syndrome, and sports medicine