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.

Meet our center’s specialists:

Our cardiologists are faculty in the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Our cardiovascular-thoracic surgeons are faculty in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the Feinberg School. Our cardiac care intensivists are faculty in the divisions of Critical Care and Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at the Feinberg School. Our cardiac anesthesiologists are faculty in the Department of Anesthesia at the Feinberg School.

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

Division Head, Cardiology; Getz Professorship in Cardiology

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Sunjay Kaushal, MD, PhD

Division Head, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery; A.C. Buehler Professorship in Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

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Kenneth M. Brady, MD

Division Head, Cardiac Anesthesia; Section Head, Regenstein Cardiac Intensive Care Unit; Gracias Family Professor in Cardiac Critical Care

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Ra-id Abdulla, MD

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

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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

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Erin Bressler, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

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Joseph A. Camarda, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Clinical Practice Director

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Michael R. Carr, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Fellowship Program Director

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Stephanie Chandler, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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A. Sami Chaouki, MD, PhD

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

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Catherine Collins, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

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Kelly L. Cox, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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R. Andrew de Freitas, MD

Attending Physician, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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Lajja P. Desai, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Osama M. Eltayeb, MD

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

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Conrad L. Epting, MD, FAAP

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Michael A. Evans, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiac Anesthesiology

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Amy Fang, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiac Anesthesiology

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Jeremy L. Fox, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Nina L. Gotteiner, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Amanda L. Hauck, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Medical Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program

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Nazia Husain, MPH, MBBS

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

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Anna G. Joong, MD

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

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Meera Keshary, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Paul J. Kim, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Peter R. Koenig, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Amy S. Lay, MD

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

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Jarrett R. Linder, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Brian A. Madden, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Defne A. Magnetta, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Candace N. Mannarino, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology and Critical Care

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Karl Migally, MD

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

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Michael C. Mongé, MD

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

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Alan W. Nugent, MD

Section Head, Interventional Cardiac Catheterization

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Amy O'Connor, DO, MSCI

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

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Angira Patel, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Medical Director, Echocardiography Lab

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Sheetal R. Patel, MD, MSCI, FAAP

Interim Program Director, Fetal/Neonatal Cardiology; Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Shivani G. Patel, MD

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

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Andrew N. Pelech, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Jamie S. Penk, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

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Sandhya R. Ramlogan, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Joshua D. Robinson, MD

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

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Stefani Samples, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Michael B. Satzer, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Shawn K. Sen, MD

Attending Physician, Neonatology; Cardiology

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Jared M. Spilka, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiac Anesthesiology

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Paul Tannous, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Philip T. Thrush, MD

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

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Sabrina Tsao, MD, MBBS

Attending Physician, Cardiology (Currently on leave of absence)

Eric Vu, MD

Medical Director, Cardiac Anesthesia

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Eric L. Wald, MD, MSCI

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Kendra M. Ward, MD, MSCI

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

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Kae Watanabe, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Gregory Webster, MD, MPH

Section Chief, Electrophysiology

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Brian Wolfe, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Joyce Woo, MD, MS

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Jane Yu, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiac Anesthesiology

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Carrie Alden, APRN-NP

Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Advanced Practice Providers

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

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Elizabeth S. Cappella, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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Christy del Salto, APRN-NP, FNP-BC

Advanced Practice Nurse, Interventional Cardiology

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

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Anne Gordon, APRN-NP, PNP

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

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

Advanced Practice Nurse, Interventional Cardiology

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

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Jenifer P. Horn, APRN-NP

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

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Emily Hoyt, APRN-NP

Advance Practice Provider, Interventional Cardiology

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

Lead Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Amanda Labadie, APRN-NP

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

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Emily Lane, MMS, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

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Kerry Lazewski, APRN-NP, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

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Mary G. Lewis, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Grace Macek, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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

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

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Elizabeth A. McGhee, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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Stephanie Messerschmidt, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

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Jillian M. Myers, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology; Program Coordinator, POTS Program

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Marisa L. Nally, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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Randi O'Neill, DNP, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Kaylie Prichodko, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Cardiac Critical Care

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

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Electrophysiology

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Taylor Reinhardt, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

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

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Melanie Sojka, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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Gia Spiotto, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

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Patricia Lynch Stapleton, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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Michelle M. Steltzer, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Single Ventricle Program Coordinator, Outpatient Cardiology

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

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Kimberly Torgerson, APRN-NP, FNP-BC

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Sarah Williams, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

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Nancy E. Zimmer, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Sawsan M. Awad, 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

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Alison L. Robles, MD

Attending Physician, Anesthesiology

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