Cardiologists & Advanced Practice Nurses

Our team of pediatric cardiologists and advanced pr​actice nurses provide innovative clinical care with a unique family-centered approach. We diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric congenital heart defects, as well as numerous other heart conditions (including electrophysiology issues and connective tissue​ disorders). Cardiologists are faculty in the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

The following physicians and advanced practice nurses specialize in treating children with heart conditions. Please note, not all of our specialists are available at every location. Select their names to learn more about their special interest areas and locations. 

Stuart Berger, MD

Division Head, Cardiology; Getz Professorship in Cardiology

  • 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 2 Locations

R. Andrew de Freitas, MD

Attending Physician, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  • 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

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

Bradley S. Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE

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

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Mary E. McBride, MD, FAAP, MEd

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Associate Fellowship Program Director

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery, 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

Marta Druzbacka, APRN-NP, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • 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

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

Laurene Malinowski, APRN-NP, MSN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • 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

Sarah Rajki, APRN-NP, CPNP, MS

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jaclyn Reider, APRN-NP

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

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

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