Meet Our Cardiovascular Genetics Team

The providers for Lurie Children’s Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic include the following:

Lurie Children's Physicians

Gregory Webster, MD, MPH

Section Chief, Electrophysiology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Philip T. Thrush, MD

Medical Director, Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Program; Attending Physician, Cardiology

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Stephanie Chandler, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Anna G. Joong, MD

Medical Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program; Attending Physician, Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

A. Sami Chaouki, MD, PhD

Director, ECG Laboratories; Attending Physician, Cardiology; Program Director, Invasive Cardiology Fellowship

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Kendra M. Ward, MD, MSCI

Director, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Lab; Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation Program; Director, Preventive Cardiology Program; Attending Physician, Cardiology

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Lajja P. Desai, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Instructor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Katheryn E. Gambetta, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Defne A. Magnetta, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Kae Watanabe, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Genetic Counselor

Sara Cherny, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor III

Instructor of Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern Medicine Team