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Jonathan Haft, MD

Faculty Appointment: Associate Professor, Department of Cardiac Surgery

Additional Titles:

Medical Director, ECMO Program
Associate Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit


Cardiac Surgery

Clinical Interests:

Adult cardiac surgery; heart and lung transplantation; cardiac assist devices; critical care; ECMO [extracorporeal membrane oxygenation]

Research Interests:

Development of implantable artificial lung Development of a temporary ventricular assist device


M.D., 1996, University of Miami


2005, University of Michigan


2004, General Surgery
2005, Critical Care
2006, Thoracic Surgery


n Gail Annich, MD
Faculty Appointment: Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Additional Titles: Pediatric Director, Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS, ECMO) Program
Head, Pediatric CPR Committee
Specialty: Critical Care Medicine
Clinical Interests: Extracorporeal life support (ECMO), extracorporeal circulatory devices, coagulation/anticoagulation, drug pharmacokinetics on extracorporeal life support, respiratory failure, and lung diseases.
Research Interests: Dr. Annich's research interests include blood biomaterial surface interactions, biomimetic surfaces for extracorporeal circulation and extracorporeal life support (ECMO), and coagulation/anticoagulation.
Degree: M.D., 1988, University of Alberta
Professional Organizational Fellowships: FRCP, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London, England) 2001
F.A.A.P., Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
FCCM, Fellow, Critical Care Medicine
Residency: 1989-1990, University Of British Columbia
1990-1993, University Of British Columbia
1988-1989, University Of Alberta, Royal Alexandria Hospital
Fellowships: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 1994, University of British Columbia, B.C. Children's Hospital
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 1995, University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children
Extracorporeal Lifesupport Research Fellowship, 1997, University of Michigan
Certifications: 1992, FAAP
1998, Fellow of Critical Care Medicine
1994, FRCP(C)
1993, Pediatrics (USA)
1994, Pediatrics (Canada)
1995, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Canada)

1999, FAAP
2000, Pediatrics
2007, Pediatrics
2006, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


n Rachel Chapman, MD 
Faculty Appointment: Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Specialty: Pediatrics - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Term Respiratory Failure ECMO Nosocomial Infection
Research Interests: Medical Education
Degree: M.D., 1995, Boston University
Residency: University of Michigan, 1998, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Fellowship: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2001, University of Michigan
Certifications: 1998, Pediatrics
2001, Neonatology

2006, Pediatrics
2008, Neonatology


n Jennifer Hirsch, M.D.
Faculty Appointment: Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Additional Title: Associate Director Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
Specialty: Cardiac Surgery
Clinical Interests: Congenital heart surgery; ECMO [Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygentation] for pediatric cardiac failure; surgical critical care.
Research Interests: Health services and health policy research regarding quality of life measures and resource utilization in congenital heart disease.
Degree: M.D., 1996, Harvard Medical School
Residency: 2003, General Surgery
2005, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Fellowships: Surgical Critical Care, 2001, University of Michigan
Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, 2006, University of Michigan

2004, American Board of Surgery
2006, American Board of Thoracic Surgery


n George Mychaliska, MD, F.A.C.S
Faculty Appointment: Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Specialty: Surgery - Pediatric Surgery
Clinical Interests: Fetal surgery, prenatal diagnosis and treatment, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, congenital anomalies, and minimally invasive surgery.
Research Interests: Lung development in congenital diaphragmatic hernia, prenatal diagnosis and treatment, minimally invasive fetal surgical techniques, pediatric surgery, and liquid ventilation.
Degree: M.D., 1991, University of California, San Francisco
Residency: University of California, 1999, San Francisco, California, United States
Professional Organizational Fellowship: F.A.C.S,
Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery, 2001, Children's Hospital of Michigan

2000, General Surgery
2002, Pediatric Surgery


Program Manager

  • Paula Baldridge, MSN, MHA, BSN, RN 

Program Supervisor

  • Craig Beckman, BSN, RN


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