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

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Joseph M. Forbess, MD, MBA

Division Head, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery; Surgical Director, Single Ventricle Reconstruction Program; Willis J. Potts, MD Professorship in Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Ra-id Abdulla, MD

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

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Kiona Y. Allen, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Carl L. Backer, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery; Chief Medical Philanthropy Officer; A.C. Buehler Professor of Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Guilherme Baptista De Faria, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 5 Locations

Kenneth M. Brady, MD

Division Head, Cardiac Anesthesia; Intensivist, Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Erin Bressler, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Joseph A. Camarda, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Michael R. Carr, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Fellowship Program Director

  • Seeing Patients at 5 Locations

Stephanie Chandler, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Ahmad S. Chaouki, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Catherine Collins, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Kelly L. Cox, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

R. Andrew de Freitas, MD

Attending Physician, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Richard M. Dsida, MD

Associate Chairman, Clinical Affairs; Attending Physician, Cardiac Anesthesiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Osama M. Eltayeb, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiovascular-thoracic Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Conrad L. Epting, MD, FAAP

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Michael A. Evans, MD

Attending Physician, Anesthesiology; Instructor of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Lisa W. Forbess, MD

Medical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  • Seeing Patients at 6 Locations

Katheryn E. Gambetta, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Nina L. Gotteiner, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Amanda L. Hauck, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Nazia Husain, MPH, MBBS

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

  • Seeing Patients at 4 Locations

Joyce T. Johnson, MD, MSCI

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Anna G. Joong, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Asma Khan, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Paul J. Kim, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 5 Locations

Peter R. Koenig, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

David J. Krodel, MD

Attending Physician, Anesthesiology; Medical Director, Acute Pain

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Amy S. Lay, MD

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

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

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

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Mary E. McBride, MD, FAAP, MEd

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Associate Fellowship Program Director

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Karl Migally, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Ann C. Monahan, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiac Anesthesiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Michael C. Mongé, MD

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

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Isabella I. Mukherji, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiac Anesthesiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Alan W. Nugent, MD

Medical Director, Interventional Cardiac Catheterization

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Amy O'Connor, DO

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Elfriede Pahl, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Marvin E. Wodika Board Designated Research Professorship in Cardiology; Co-Director, Research and Academic Affairs, Heart Center

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Angira Patel, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Medical Director, Echocardiography Lab

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Sheetal R. Patel, MD, MSCI, FAAP

Interim Program 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

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Sandhya R. Ramlogan, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Joshua D. Robinson, MD

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

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Farshad Sedaghat-Yazdi, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 5 Locations

Shawn K. Sen, MD

Attending Physician, Neonatology; Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Santhanam Suresh, MD, MBA

Chairman, Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology; Arthur C. King Board Designated Professorship in Anesthesiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Paul Tannous, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Philip T. Thrush, MD

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

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Sabrina Tsao, MD, MBBS

Attending Physician, Cardiology (Currently on leave of absence)

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

George R. Verghese, MD, MBA

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Dolores A. Vitullo, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Clinical Practice Director

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Eric Vu, MD

Attending Physician, Anesthesiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

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

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

  • Seeing Patients at 4 Locations

Kae Watanabe, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

David Wax, MD

Director, Interventional Catheterization

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

R. Gregory Webster, MD, MPH

Director, Electrocardiogram Laboratory

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Bridget B. Zoeller, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Carrie Alden, APRN-NP

Director, Advanced Practice Providers and Nursing, Heart Center

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jodi M. Bohl, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Elizabeth S. Cappella, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Courtney Celani, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jillian M. Davido, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Christina del Salto, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Laura Doyle, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Marta Druzbacka, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Catherine Dziedzic, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Kelley Ellis, APRN-NP, PNP-AC

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Grace Golan, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Nora Hammond, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Christina T. Hannon, APRN-NP

Manager, Patient Care Operations, Heart Center

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Emily Hanson, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Alexa Harris, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Amanda C. Hartmann, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jenifer P. Horn, APRN-NP

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

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Lindsay M. Jackson, APRN-NP

Lead Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jacqueline Kuntz, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Amanda Labadie, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Mary G. Lewis, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Grace Macek, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

Laurene Malinowski, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Megan Matiasek, APRN-NP

Manager, Advanced Practice Providers, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Elizabeth A. McGhee, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Stephanie Messerschmidt, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jillian M. Myers, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Marisa L. Nally, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Randi O'Neill, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Allison Reichhold, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jaclyn Reider, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Caroline Rodeman, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Melanie Sojka, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Patricia Lynch Stapleton, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 4 Locations

Margaret Steele, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Michelle M. Steltzer, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Single Ventricle Program Coordinator, Outpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Catherine Theis, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Ariel Warren, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Nancy E. Zimmer, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient 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