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

Division Head, Cardiology; Getz Professorship in Cardiology

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Sunjay Kaushal

Sunjay Kaushal, MD, PhD

Division Head, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

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Kenneth M. Brady

Kenneth M. Brady, MD

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

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Ra-id Abdullah, MD

Ra-id Abdulla, MD

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

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Kiona Y. Allen

Kiona Y. Allen, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Interim Medical Director, Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit; Medical Director, Single Ventricle Center of Excellence; Associate Medical Director, NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program

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Jaime L. Bozentka

Jaime L. Bozentka, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiac Anesthesiology

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Erin Bressler

Erin Bressler, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

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Joseph A. Camarda, MD

Joseph A. Camarda, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Clinical Practice Director

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Michael R. Carr, MD

Michael R. Carr, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Fellowship Program Director

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Stephanie Chandler

Stephanie Chandler, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Ahmad Sami Chaouki, MD, PhD

Ahmad S. Chaouki, MD, PhD

Head, Electrophysiology; Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Catherine Collins

Catherine Collins, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

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Kelly L. Cox, MD

Kelly L. Cox, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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R. Andrew de Freitas, MD

R. Andrew de Freitas, MD

Attending Physician, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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Lajja P. Desai

Lajja P. Desai, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Osama M. Eltayeb

Osama M. Eltayeb, MD

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

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Conrad L. Epting, MD

Conrad L. Epting, MD, FAAP

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Lisa W. Forbess, MD

Lisa W. Forbess, MD

Medical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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Jeremy L. Fox

Jeremy L. Fox, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Nina L. Gotteiner, MD

Nina L. Gotteiner, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Amanda L. Hauck, MD

Amanda L. Hauck, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Nazia Husain, MD

Nazia Husain, MPH, MBBS

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

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Anna G. Joong, MD

Anna G. Joong, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Asma Khan

Asma Khan, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Paul J. Kim, MD

Paul J. Kim, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Peter R. Koenig, MD

Peter R. Koenig, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Amy S. Lay

Amy S. Lay, MD

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

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Jarrett R. Linder

Jarrett R. Linder, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Defne A. Magnetta

Defne A. Magnetta, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Bradley S. Marino

Bradley S. Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE

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

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Amanda Marma, MD

Amanda Marma, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Mary E. McBride, MD

Mary E. McBride, MD, FAAP, MEd

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Associate Fellowship Program Director

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Karl Migally

Karl Migally, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

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Michael C. Monge, MD

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

Alan W. Nugent, MD

Medical Director, Interventional Cardiac Catheterization

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Amy O'Connor

Amy O'Connor, DO

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

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Angira Patel, MD, MPH

Angira Patel, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Medical Director, Echocardiography Lab

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Sheetal R. Patel, MD

Sheetal R. Patel, MD, MSCI, FAAP

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

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Shivani G. Patel

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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Jamie S. Penk

Jamie S. Penk, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

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Sandhya R. Ramlogan

Sandhya R. Ramlogan, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Joshua D. Robinson, MD

Joshua D. Robinson, MD

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

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Shawn Sen, MD

Shawn K. Sen, MD

Attending Physician, Neonatology; Cardiology

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Jared M. Spilka

Jared M. Spilka, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiac Anesthesiology

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Paul Tannous

Paul Tannous, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Philip T. Thrush, MD

Philip T. Thrush, MD

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

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Sabrina Tsao, MD, MBBS

Sabrina Tsao, MD, MBBS

Attending Physician, Cardiology (Currently on leave of absence)

Eric Vu

Eric Vu, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiac Anesthesiology

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Eric L. Wald, MD, MSCI

Eric L. Wald, MD, MSCI

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Kaylie Waltz

Kaylie Waltz, PA

Physician Assistant, Cardiac Critical Care

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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

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Kae Watanabe

Kae Watanabe, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Gregory Webster

Gregory Webster, MD, MPH

Interim Section Chief, Electrophysiology

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Bridget B. Zoeller

Bridget B. Zoeller, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Carrie Alden, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP, AC/PC

Carrie Alden, APRN-NP

Director, Advanced Practice Providers and Nursing, Heart Center

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Jodi M. Bohl

Jodi M. Bohl, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Nicole L. Brazg

Nicole L. Brazg, APRN-NP, CPNP

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

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Elizabeth S. Cappella

Elizabeth S. Cappella, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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Courtney Celani

Courtney Celani, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Christina del Salto, FNP

Christy del Salto, APRN-NP, FNP-BC

Advanced Practice Nurse, Interventional Cardiology

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Laura Doyle

Laura Doyle, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Marta Druzbacka

Marta Druzbacka, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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Catherine Dziedzic

Catherine Dziedzic, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Kelley Ellis

Kelley Ellis, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiac Critical Care

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Grace Golan

Grace Golan, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

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Christina A. Grunwaldt

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

Advanced Practice Nurse, Interventional Cardiology

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Nora Hammond

Nora Hammond, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Christina T. Hannon

Christina T. Hannon, APRN-NP

Manager, Patient Care Operations, Heart Center

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Emily Hanson

Emily Hanson, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Alexa Harris

Alexa Harris, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

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Amanda C. Hartmann

Amanda C. Hartmann, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Jenifer P. Horn

Jenifer P. Horn, APRN-NP

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

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Lindsay M. Jackson

Lindsay M. Jackson, APRN-NP

Lead Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Jacqueline Kuntz

Jacqueline Kuntz, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Amanda Labadie

Amanda Labadie, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Nurse, Interventional Cardiology

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Mary G. Lewis

Mary G. Lewis, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Grace Macek

Grace Macek, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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Laurene Malinowski

Laurene Malinowski, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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Megan Matiasek

Megan Matiasek, APRN-NP

Manager, Advanced Practice Providers, Inpatient Cardiology

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Elizabeth A. McGhee

Elizabeth A. McGhee, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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Stephanie Messerschmidt

Stephanie Messerschmidt, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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Jillian M. Myers

Jillian M. Myers, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology; Program Coordinator, POTS Program

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Marisa L. Nally

Marisa L. Nally, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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Randi O'Neill

Randi O'Neill, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Allison Reichhold

Allison Reichhold, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Jaclyn Reider

Jaclyn Reider, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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Caroline Rodeman

Caroline Rodeman, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Melanie Sojka

Melanie Sojka, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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Patricia Lynch Stapleton

Patricia Lynch Stapleton, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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Margaret Steele

Margaret Steele, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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

Michelle M. Steltzer, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Single Ventricle Program Coordinator, Outpatient Cardiology

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Catherine Theis

Catherine Theis, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Ariel Warren

Ariel Warren, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Nancy E. Zimmer

Nancy E. Zimmer, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Guy R. Randolph

Guy R. Randolph, MD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association

Justin N. Uhl

Justin N. Uhl, MD

Member, Children’s Community Physicians Association

Thomas J. Weigel

Thomas J. Weigel, MD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association

Jacob Heninger

Jacob Heninger, DO

Attending Physician, Anesthesiology

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Mitchell L. Phillips

Mitchell L. Phillips, MD

Attending Physician, Anesthesiology

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Alison L. Robles

Alison L. Robles, MD

Attending Physician, Anesthesiology

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