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

Stuart Berger, MD

Executive Director, Heart Center; Interim Division Head, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Joseph M. Forbess, MD, MBA

Joseph M. Forbess, MD, MBA

Division Head, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery; Surgical Director, Single Ventricle Reconstruction Program

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Kiona Y. Allen, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Carl L. Backer, MD

Carl L. Backer, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery; Chief Medical Philanthropy Officer; A.C. Buehler Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Guilherme Baptista De Faria, MD

Guilherme Baptista De Faria, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 5 Locations
Joseph A. Camarda, MD

Joseph A. Camarda, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations
Michael R. Carr, MD

Michael R. Carr, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Fellowship Program Director

  • Seeing Patients at 4 Locations
Ahmad Sami Chaouki, MD, PhD

Ahmad S. Chaouki, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Kelly L. Cox, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
R. Andrew de Freitas, MD

R. Andrew de Freitas, MD

Attending Physician, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Osama M. Eltayeb, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiovascular-thoracic Surgery

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Conrad L. Epting, MD

Conrad L. Epting, MD, FAAP

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Lisa W. Forbess, MD

Lisa W. Forbess, MD

Medical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Katheryn E. Gambetta, MD

Katheryn E. Gambetta, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Grace Golan, PA

Physician Assistant, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Nina L. Gotteiner, MD

Nina L. Gotteiner, MD

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

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations
Amanda L. Hauck, MD

Amanda L. Hauck, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations
Nazia Husain, MD

Nazia Husain, MPH, MBBS

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 4 Locations
Joyce T. Johnson, MD

Joyce T. Johnson, MD, MSCI

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations
Anna G. Joong, MD

Anna G. Joong, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Asma Khan, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations
Paul J. Kim, MD

Paul J. Kim, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 5 Locations
Peter R. Koenig, MD

Peter R. Koenig, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Amy S. Lay, MD

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

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Bradley S. Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE

Bradley S. Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Co-Director, Research and Academic Affairs, Heart Center

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Amanda Marma, MD

Amanda Marma, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Mary E. McBride, MD

Mary E. McBride, MD, FAAP, MEd

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Associate Fellowship Program Director

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Karl Migally, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Michael C. Monge, MD

Michael C. Monge, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Isabella I. Mukherji, MD

Isabella I. Mukherji, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiac Anesthesiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Alan Nugent, MBBS

Medical Director, Interventional Cardiac Catheterization

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Elfriede Pahl, MD

Elfriede Pahl, MD

Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program; Marvin E. Wodika Professor of Cardiology; Co-Director, Research and Academic Affairs, Heart Center

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Angira Patel, MD, MPH

Angira Patel, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations
Sheetal R. Patel, MD

Sheetal R. Patel, MD, FAAP

Program Co-Director, Fetal/Neonatal Cardiology; Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Shivani G. Patel, MD

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

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jamie S. Penk, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Michael Perez, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations
Joshua D. Robinson, MD

Joshua D. Robinson, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Associate Director, Cardiac Imaging

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations
Tania L. Saroli, MD

Tania L. Saroli, MD, CM

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations
Farshad Sedaghat-Yazdi, MD

Farshad Sedaghat-Yazdi, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 5 Locations
Lisa E. Sohn, MD

Lisa E. Sohn, MD

Director, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; Attending Physician, Anesthesiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Paul Tannous, MD, PhD

Paul Tannous, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Philip T. Thrush, MD

Philip T. Thrush, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations
Sabrina Tsao, MD, MBBS

Sabrina Tsao, MD, MBBS

Attending physician, Cardiology; Director of Electrophysiology, Pediatric Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations
George R. Verghese, MD, MBA

George R. Verghese, MD, MBA

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations
Dolores A. Vitullo, MD

Dolores A. Vitullo, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Clinical Practice Director

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations
Eric L. Wald, MD, MSCI

Eric L. Wald, MD, MSCI

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Kaylie Waltz, PA

Physician Assistant, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Kendra M. Ward, MD, MS

Kendra M. Ward, MD, MS

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

  • Seeing Patients at 4 Locations
David Wax, MD

David Wax, MD

Director, Interventional Catheterization

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
R. Gregory Webster, MD, MPH

R. Gregory Webster, MD, MPH

Director, Electrocardiogram Laboratory

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Bridget Zoeller, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Carrie Alden, MSN, APN, NP, CPNP, AC/PC

Director, Advanced Practice Providers and Nursing, Heart Center

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Susan Blensdorf, APN, NP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology, Transplantation- Heart

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Maria Broadstreet, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Gene E. Brooks, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Elizabeth S. Cappella, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Courtney Celani, APN, PNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Julie Ann Creaden, APN, NP

Julie Ann Creaden, APN, NP

Senior Director, Advanced Practice Nursing and Physician Assistants; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology; High Acuity Transition Clinic

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jillian M. Davido, APN, NP, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations
Christina del Salto, FNP

Christina del Salto, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology, Transplantation - Heart

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Laura Doyle, APN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Critical Care, Cardiovascular- Thoracic Surgery

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Marta Druzbacka, APN, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Emily Hanson, MSN, RN, CPNP

Advanced Practice Nurse, Cardiac Critical Care, Cardiovascular- Thoracic Surgery

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Alexa Harris, PA

Physician Assistant, Cardiovascular Surgery/CICU

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Amanda C. Hartmann, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology, Transplantation - Heart

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jenifer P. Horn, APN, MSN, FNP-C

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Lindsay M. Jackson, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Amanda Labadie, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Elizabeth M. Lakani, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Kerry Lazewski, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Heart Transplant Program

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Mary Lewis, APN, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Vivian K. Liu, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Grace Macek, APN, NP

Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

Laurene Malinowski, APN, MSN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Megan Matiasek, APN, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Stephanie Messerschmidt, APN, NP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jillian M. Myers, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Sarah Rajki, APN, CPNP, MS

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Allison Reichhold, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jaclyn Reider, PNP, FNP, NNP, CRNA, AC/PC

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Caroline Rodeman, APN, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Melanie Sojka, APN, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Patricia Lynch Stapleton, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 4 Locations

Page Steadman, APN, NP

Nurse practitioner, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Michelle M. Steltzer, MSN, APN, CPNP, AC/PC

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

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Single Ventricle Program Coordinator; Cardiology, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Janice F. Taczy, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 4 Locations

Ariel Warren, APN, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jennifer Winter, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Guy R. Randolph, MD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association

  • Seeing Patients at 9 Locations

Justin N. Uhl, MD

Member, Children’s Community Physicians Association

  • Seeing Patients at 9 Locations

Thomas J. Weigel, MD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association

  • Seeing Patients at 9 Locations