Philip Thrush, MD
Dr. Thrush is a Pediatric Cardiologist specializing in heart failure and transplant with special interest in biomarkers that can predict outcomes in children with cardiomyopathy and after heart transplant. His research has focused on pediatric heart transplant recipients and the evaluation and treatment of cardiomyopathy associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Elizabeth Lakani, MSN, APN
Elizabeth Lakani is a Heart Transplant and Pediatric Cardiology Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in children with cardiomyopathy. She has over 9 years of experience working with pediatric patients. She will be available to answer questions before and after clinic visits for pediatric patients.
Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD
Dr. McNally is a cardiologist specializing in inherited cardiovascular diseases. She established one of the first Cardiovascular Genetics Clinics in the nation and brings decades of experience to this family clinic. In addition to seeing patients for diagnosis and treatment, she is the Director of the Center for Genetic Medicine at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on identifying the molecular genetic causes of cardiomyopathies and other inherited forms of cardiac disease.
Because of her role as both a clinician and researcher, Dr. McNally applies insights into the very latest worldwide findings on cardiovascular disease to the care that she provides for patients. Patients here benefit from the newest knowledge of the most effective methods of treatment and prevention.
Lisa Castillo, MS, CGC
Lisa is a Certified Genetic Counselor specializing in inherited cardiovascular diseases and inherited neuromuscular diseases. She plays an integral role in meeting with patients and their families, obtaining detailed family and medical histories, coordinating genetic testing and explaining the results and implications of genetic testing. She has over 10 years of experience working with patients and their families with neuromuscular and cardiovascular disease.