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.

Carl L. Backer, MD

Division Head, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery; Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program; A.C. Buehler Professor of Surgery

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Stuart Berger, MD

Executive Director, Heart Center; Interim Division Head, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Joseph M. Forbess, MD, MBA

Associate Division Head, Pediatric 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

Guilherme Baptista De Faria, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 5 Locations

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

Ahmad S. Chaouki, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

John M. Costello, MD, MPH

Medical Director of the Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit; Director, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

R. Andrew de Freitas, MD

Director, 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

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Lisa W. Forbess, MD

Medical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Katheryn E. Gambetta, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Nina L. Gotteiner, MD

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

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Amanda L. Hauck, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Nazia Husain, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 4 Locations

Joyce T. Johnson, MD

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

Bradley S. Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Mary E. McBride, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Associate Fellowship Program Director

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Michael C. Monge, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Isabella I. Mukherji, MD

Attending Physician, Anesthesiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Elfriede Pahl, MD

Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program; Marvin E. Wodika Professor of Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Angira Patel, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Sheetal R. Patel, MD

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

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Michael Perez, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Joshua D. Robinson, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Associate Director, Cardiac Imaging

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Tania L. Saroli, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Farshad Sedaghat-Yazdi, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 5 Locations

Lisa E. Sohn, MD

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

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Paul Tannous, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Philip T. Thrush, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Sabrina Tsao, MD, MBBS

Attending physician, Cardiology; Director of Electrophysiology, Pediatric Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

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

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

Director, Interventional Catheterization

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

R. Gregory Webster, MD, MPH

Director, Electrocardiogram Laboratory

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

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

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

Director, Advanced Practice Providers and Nursing, Heart Center

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Anna Arens, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practioner, Cardiology

  • 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 Practioner, 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

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

Christina del Salto, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology, Transplantation - Heart

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jillian M. Davido, APN, NP, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Laura Doyle, APN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practioner, 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 Practioner, 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

Vivian K. Liu, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Laurene Malinowski, APN, MSN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Megan Matiasek, APN, PNP

Pediatric 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 Practioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

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

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

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

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