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

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 4 Locations

Stephanie Chandler, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Ahmad S. Chaouki, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 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

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

Lisa W. Forbess, MD

Medical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  • Seeing Patients at 5 Locations

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

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 2 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

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

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

Michael C. Mongé, MD

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

Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program; 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

Miheer Sane, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

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

Lisa E. Sohn, MD

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

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Paul Tannous, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Philip T. Thrush, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Medical Director, Heart Transplantation Program

  • Seeing Patients at 2 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 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 1 Location

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

Director, Advanced Practice Providers and Nursing, Heart Center

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Susan Blensdorf, APRN-NP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology, Transplantation- Heart

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jodi M. Bohl, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Maria Broadstreet, APRN-NP

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

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Elizabeth S. Cappella, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC

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

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Courtney Celani, APRN-NP, PNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Julie Ann Creaden, APRN-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, APRN-NP, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Christina del Salto, APRN-NP, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology, Transplantation - Heart

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Laura Doyle, APRN-NP, CPNP

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

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Marta Druzbacka, APRN-NP, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Catherine Dziedzic, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Nora Hammond, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Christina T. Hannon, DNP, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC

Manager, Patient Care Operations, Heart Center; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Connective Tissue Disorders Program and Bicuspid Aortic Valve Program

  • 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, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology, Transplantation - Heart

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jenifer P. Horn, APRN-NP, MSN, FNP-C

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Lindsay M. Jackson, APRN-NP

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

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jacqueline Kuntz, APRN-NP, PNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Amanda Labadie, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Elizabeth M. Lakani, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Kerry Lazewski, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Heart Transplant Program

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Mary Lewis, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Grace Macek, APRN-NP

Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

Laurene Malinowski, APRN-NP, MSN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Megan Matiasek, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Elizabeth A. McGhee, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Stephanie Messerschmidt, APRN-NP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jillian M. Myers, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Marisa L. Nally, APRN-NP, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

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

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Acute Care, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Sarah Rajki, APRN-NP, CPNP, MS

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Allison Reichhold, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jaclyn Reider, APRN-NP

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Caroline Rodeman, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Melanie Sojka, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Patricia Lynch Stapleton, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 4 Locations

Michelle M. Steltzer, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP, AC/PC

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

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Catherine Theis, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Acute Care, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Ariel Warren, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jennifer Winter, APRN-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