The Heart Center at Lurie Children’s brings the spectrum of cardiac specialists together to care for patients with the most complex and serious heart conditions throughout their lifespans — from before birth, through childhood and into adulthood. 

Why Choose Lurie Children's Heart Center?

Our team of experts uses the most comprehensive heart tests and treatments to deliver the highest quality care from admission, to discharge, to follow-up, and our services range from fetal cardiology to cardiac disease prevention to pediatric interventional cardiology to heart transplantation. As one of the largest children's heart centers in the region, our experienced, multidisciplinary teams of pediatric cardiologists and surgeons make it easier for patients to see every specialist they may need under one roof and often in the same visit.

Lurie Children's experts have a wide range of experience, treating more patients with cardiac conditions than any other hospital in Illinois. 

  • Each year, our cardiologists see more than 20,000 pediatric patients in outpatient diagnostic visits and more than 700 inpatient admissions. 
  • Lurie Children's is home to the Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit, one of the few cardiac units of its kind in the nation, which was built to ensure the continuity of care from admit to discharge, and is staffed by a team of specialists that meet the unique needs of its patients.
  • Our interventional cardiologists perform nearly 1,000 cardiac catheterization procedures each year. 
  • On average, our heart surgeons perform more than 450 heart surgeries each year, with one of the best survival rates for congenital heart surgery among the nation’s 40 largest and most advanced children’s hospitals. 
  • We offer the only pediatric heart transplant program in Illinois and successfully pioneered the total artificial heart transplantation in the world’s smallest patient.
  • We have performed more pediatric heart transplants since 1988 than any other healthcare provider in Illinois.

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Nationally-Ranked Care

Lurie Children's is ranked 23rd in the nation for child cardiology and heart surgery by U.S.News World Report

Pediatric Heart Conditions We Treat

Our pediatric cardiologists evaluate and treat both congenital heart diseases and acquired heart diseases, including: 

Pediatric Cardiology Programs

Our Heart Center offers many specialized programs, from fetal cardiology to adult congenital heart disease. We also offer a Priority Second Opinion Program which provides parents and referring providers the second or third opinion they're looking for in one manageable visit. 

Cardiology Tests & Evaluations

Our specialists use various heart tests and evaluation methods to diagnose and monitor children's heart conditions, including: 

Our Pediatric Heart Specialists

From pre-admission contact to post-surgical follow-up, our goal is to provide your child and family with the highest quality clinical care. At the core of our unique approach to cardiac care are experienced, multidisciplinary teams of expert pediatric clinicians collaborating at specialized Centers of Excellence.

Our pediatric heart team includes:

The center also offers compassionate pediatric nurses, skilled technologists and dedicated support staff. As part of our family-centered approach to care, Family Services provides many resources to help navigate your healthcare experience with us. Our comprehensive team includes administrative staff to assist with insurance certification, coordinate patient admissions and hospital paperwork, and serve as a liaison for directed blood donations and pre-operative scheduling.

 

Stuart Berger, MD

Stuart Berger, MD

Division Head, Cardiology; Getz Professorship in Cardiology

David S. Winlaw, MBBS, MD, FRACS

Division Head, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery; Co-Executive Director, Heart Center; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation; Willis J. Potts, MD Founders’ Board Professorship in Surgery

Ra-id Abdullah, MD

Ra-id Abdulla, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Editor-in-Chief, Pediatric Cardiology

Kiona Y. Allen, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Medical Director, Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit; Medical Director, Single Ventricle Center of Excellence; Co-Director, NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program, Gracias Family Professorship in Cardiac Critical Care

Guilherme Baptista De Faria, MD

Guilherme Baptista De Faria, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology and Preventive Cardiology Program

Irwin Benuck, MD, PhD

Irwin Benuck, MD, PhD

Division Head, Community-Based Primary Care Pediatrics; Attending Physician, Pediatric Preventive Cardiology; Pediatrician, Lurie Children’s Primary Care - Chicago Area Pediatrics

Erin Bressler, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

Joseph A. Camarda, MD

Joseph A. Camarda, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Clinical Practice Director

Michael R. Carr, MD

Michael R. Carr, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Fellowship Program Director

Stephanie Chandler, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Ahmad Sami Chaouki, MD, PhD

A. Sami Chaouki, MD, PhD

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

Sara Cherny, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor III, Cardiology

Catherine Collins, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

Matthew D. Cornicelli, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Kelly L. Cox, MD

Kelly L. Cox, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

R. Andrew de Freitas, MD

Attending Physician, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Lajja P. Desai, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Karim A. Diab, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Osama M. Eltayeb, MD

Director, Vascular Rings Program; Director, Tracheal Reconstruction Program; Attending Physician, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Conrad L. Epting, MD

Conrad L. Epting, MD, FAAP

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Michael A. Evans, MD, FASA

Attending Physician, Cardiac Anesthesiology

Amy Fang, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiac Anesthesiology

Jeremy L. Fox, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Katheryn E. Gambetta, MD

Katheryn E. Gambetta, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Nina L. Gotteiner, MD

Nina L. Gotteiner, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Amanda L. Hauck, MD

Amanda L. Hauck, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Medical Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Nazia Husain, MD

Nazia Husain, MPH, MBBS

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Cardiology Lead, Clinical-Translational Cardiac MRI/CT

Justin B. Jin, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Pei-Ni Jone, MD

Director, Echocardiography Laboratory, Heart Center; Attending Physician, Cardiology

Anna G. Joong, MD

Anna G. Joong, MD

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

Meera Keshary, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Paul J. Kim, MD

Paul J. Kim, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Peter R. Koenig, MD, FACC, FAAP

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Amy S. Lay, MD

Director, Non-Critical Care Inpatient Cardiology; Associate Medical Director, Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit; Attending Physician, Cardiology

Simon Lee, MD, FSCMR

Medical Director, Kawasaki Disease Program; Medical Director, Coronary Anomalies Program; Attending Physician, Cardiology

Bethan A. Lemley, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Jarrett R. Linder, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Rohit S. Loomba, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Brian A. Madden, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Defne A. Magnetta, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Candace N. Mannarino, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology and Critical Care

Mary E. McBride, MD, MEd

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Devin C. McNulty, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist, The Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health; Heart Center

Erika J. Mejia, MD

Attending Physician, Pallative Care; Attending Physician, Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Program

Karl Migally, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology; Director, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Fellowship Program

Michael C. Mongé, MD

Surgical Director, Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Program; Attending Physician, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Adam K. Morrison, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Alan W. Nugent, MD

Section Head, Interventional Cardiac Catheterization

Amy O'Connor, DO, MSCI

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

Conor P. O'Halloran, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Angira Patel, MD, MPH

Angira Patel, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Medical Director, Echocardiography Lab

Sheetal R. Patel, MD, MSCI, FAAP

Medical Director, Fetal Cardiology Program; Fetal Cardiac Co-Director, The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health; Attending Physician, Cardiology

Shivani G. Patel, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Pediatric Outpatient Center

Andrew N. Pelech, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Jamie S. Penk, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

Amanda Marma, MD

Amanda Marma Perak, MD, MSCI, FAHA, FACC

Attending Physician, Cardiology and Preventive Cardiology Program

Joshua D. Robinson, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Section Head, Cardiac Imaging; Director, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Program

Raya M. Safa, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Stefani Samples, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Michael B. Satzer, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Farshad Sedaghat-Yazdi, MD

Farshad Sedaghat-Yazdi, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Jared M. Spilka, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiac Anesthesiology

Paul Tannous, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Philip T. Thrush, MD

Philip T. Thrush, MD

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

Eric Vu, MD

Medical Director, Cardiac Anesthesia

Eric L. Wald, MD, MSCI

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Kendra M. Ward, MD, MSCI

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

Gregory Webster, MD, MPH

Section Chief, Electrophysiology

Brian Wolfe, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Joyce Woo, MD, MS

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Jane Yu, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiac Anesthesiology

Carrie Alden, APRN-NP

Vice President & Chief, Ambulatory and Advanced Practice

Jodi M. Bohl, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

Michelle E. Boushka, MPAS, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

Nicole L. Brazg, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

Kristen L. Browning, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

Elizabeth S. Cappella, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

Christy Del Salto, APRN-NP, FNP-BC

Advanced Practice Nurse, Interventional Cardiology

Laura Doyle, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

Catherine Dziedzic, DNP, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

Anne Gordon, APRN-NP, PNP

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

Christina A. Grunwaldt, APRN-NP, FNP-BC

Advanced Practice Nurse, Interventional Cardiology

Nora Hammond, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

Alexa Harris Tannous, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

Amanda C. Hartmann, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

Nancy Hasenauer, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

Jenifer P. Horn, APRN-NP

Director, Heart Center Advanced Practice & Nursing; Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

Emily Hoyt, APRN-NP

Advance Practice Provider, Interventional Cardiology

Lindsay M. Jackson, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Lead Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

Nicole J. Janus, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC, FNP-BC, CCRN

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

Sarah L. Kane, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

Emily Klinefelter, APRN-CRNA, MSN

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Anesthesiology

Alison N. Kula, DNP, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

Amanda Labadie, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Nurse, Interventional Cardiology; Manager, Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology (EP) Labs

Emily Lane, MMS, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

Cosette Langga, MSN, CPNP-AC

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

Kerry Lazewski, APRN-NP, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

Mary G. Lewis, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

Kaitlyn Lynch, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

Grace Macek, APRN-NP

Manager, Advanced Practice Providers; Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

Meghan A. Malone, DNP, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

Alexandra C. Martin, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

Keegan L. Marz, DNP, APRN-NP, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner, Interventional Cardiology

Megan Matiasek, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC/PC

Manager, Inpatient Cardiology and Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery Advanced Practice Providers

Elizabeth A. McGhee, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

Stephanie Messerschmidt, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

Maria I. Murphy, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

Jillian M. Myers, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC

Director, POTS Program; Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

Mary K. Nagel, DNP, APRN, CPNP, FNP-BC, CCRN, CPN

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

Marisa L. Nally, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

Stephanie P. Peters, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner, Anesthesiology

Cassandra M. Raymond, DNP, APRN-NP, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

Jaclyn Reider, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC, CCDS

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Electrophysiology

Taylor Reinhardt, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

Caroline Rodeman, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

Amy E. Seraphin, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

Nicolette J. Smith, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Cardiology

Melanie Sojka, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

Crystal A. Spaeth, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Anesthesia

Gia Spiotto, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

Patricia Lynch Stapleton, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology and Preventive Cardiology Program

Michelle M. Steltzer, MSN, APN, CPNP, AC/PC

Michelle M. Steltzer, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Single Ventricle Program Coordinator, Outpatient Cardiology

Caitlin M. Stone, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC/PC, CCRN

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

Quinn Tentinger, DNP, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

Catherine Theis, DNP, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

Rachel M. Thornton, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

Kimberly Torgerson, APRN-NP, FNP-BC

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

Ariel Warren, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC/PC

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

Sarah Williams, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

Jennifer Winter, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology and Preventive Cardiology Program

Nancy E. Zimmer, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

Sawsan M. Awad, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Brie Ann Muller, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Joshua J. Murphy, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Cyndi R. Sosnowski, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Guy R. Randolph, MD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association

Justin N. Uhl, MD

Member, Children’s Community Physicians Association

Thomas J. Weigel, MD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association

Jacob Heninger, DO

Attending Physician, Anesthesiology

Alison L. Robles, MD

Attending Physician, Anesthesiology

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Cardiology First-Time Appointments
  • Schedule Online: If you have a Lurie Children's MyChart account, log in at mychart.luriechildrens.org to schedule a General Cardiology appointment. For new patients and non-MyChart users, please fill out our Online Scheduling Form to request an appointment. After you request an appointment, a MyChart account will be set up for you to schedule appointments online.
  • Schedule By Phone: Please call 1.800.543.7362.
Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery First-Time Appointments

Cardiology Return Appointments

If you have a Lurie Children's MyChart account, log in at mychart.luriechildrens.org to schedule your appointments, or call 312.227.4100

Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery Return Appointments

Please call 312.227.4240 to schedule your appointment. 

For families or providers seeking a second opinion, visit our Priority Second Opinion page for more information. 

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Chicago, Illinois 60611
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East Entrance
Winfield, Illinois 60190
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Chicago, Illinois 60614-3393
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Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Northbrook, Illinois 60062
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Busse Center for Specialty Medicine
880 W. Central Rd, Ste 6400
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005
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Surgical Treatment Center
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Westchester, Illinois 60154
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Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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New Lenox, Illinois 60451
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Suite 285, Pavilion C
Grayslake, Illinois 60030-2012
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Heart Center News & Stories

High-Risk Pediatric Heart Transplants with Drs. Michael Mongé and Philip Thrush

In this episode, Dr. Michael Mongé and Dr. Philip Thrush discuss how their team is uniquely equipped to take on high-risk pediatric heart transplantation patients, who are often turned away at other hospitals.

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Comprehensive Care for Children with POTS with Jillian Myers, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC and Brittany Holst, MS, CEP, EIM

Jillian Myers, director of the POTS Program and Brittany Holst, Lead POTS Clinical Exercise Physiologist, discuss POTS in children, its ties to COVID-19 and other viral illnesses and treatment options that emphasize exercise and hydration.

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Surgical Innovations in Pediatric Cardiology

David Winlaw, MBBS, MD, FRACS, the surgical co-director of Lurie Children’s Heart Center, discusses early diagnosis of heart conditions, advancements in neonatal heart surgery, and the integrated cardiac team at Lurie Children’s.

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‘She Never Gave Up:’ Jasy’s Heart Health Scare Turns Remarkable Recovery

As a healthy 10-year-old, Adriana didn’t suspect anything serious when her daughter, Jasy, developed a persistent cough. Learning she was in heart failure and would eventually need a transplant began a journey paved with perseverance and persistence. 

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With Comprehensive Cardiology Care, Xavier Kicks Off a Bright Future

Xavier received a life-saving heart transplant, becoming the first patient with muscular dystrophy to undergo this surgery at Lurie Children's. His strength helps pave the way for future heart transplants in children with neuromuscular disorders.

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No Airfare Needed: Libi Finds Expert Rare Disease Care Close to Home

Born prematurely with complex medical issues, Libi receives a life-changing diagnosis of Williams syndrome. Lurie Children's multidisciplinary care team provides her with expert treatment and support, close to home.

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Research

Lurie Children’s Heart Center is making a tremendous drive in research to identify safer, more effective ways to diagnose, treat and prevent complex cardiac conditions. Better diagnostic methods and therapies will save lives and guide us to the best medical treatments for each child. 

Learn more about our research studies

Heart Center Family Resource Guide

To help prepare families for their care with Lurie Children's Heart Center, we have compiled a list of resources about treatment and recovery. Learn how to get ready for an inpatient stay or outpatient visit, and read about our support services for patients and families.

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Heart Center Fellowships

The Heart Center supports various opportunities for students and physicians to continue to expand their expertise and knowledge in pediatric cardiolog​y.

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Philanthropy

Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children's relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at foundation@luriechildrens.org or call 312.227.7500