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Faculty Interests

  • Aiyagari, Ranjit Mohan M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Interventional pediatric cardiology/catheterization 
    Clinical Interests: Interventional pediatric cardiology/catheterization,
    Pediatric cardiac critical care 
    Research Interests: Understanding and trying to limit abnormalities of heart function after heart surgery in children.
  • Armstrong, Aimee Kristine M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Interventional catheterization, cardiac intensive care 
    Clinical Interests: Dr. Armstrong is an interventional cardiologist in the Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and an intensivist in the Pediatric Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit. She also has special interest in the care of heart transplant patients and is part of the Pediatric Cardiac Transplant Service. 
    Research Interests: Dr. Armstrong is conducting research evaluating pulmonary artery endothelial function in patients with decreased pulmonary artery pulsatility. She is also involved in pediatric heart transplant research.
  • Bocks, Martin Lindsey M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Clinical Interests: Clinical interests include pediatric and adult congenital cardiac catheterization, pediatric cardiac intensive care, adult congenital heart disease. 
    Research Interests: Dr. Bocks is interested in the utilization of positron emission tomography to evaluate myocardial perfusion in infants with HLHS after Norwood operation. He is also conducting a prospective longitudinal study on aspirin responsiveness to discover if a simple blood test can accurately predict which patients with congenital heart disease are at increased risk for abnormal blood clot formation. Dr. Bocks is also interested in developing a means to measure ambulatory pulmonary artery blood pressures in patients after hemi-Fontan and Fontan operations.
  • Bove, Edward L M.D.

  • Clinical Interests: Hypoplastic left heart syndrome, neonatal heart surgery, single ventricle, heart and lung transplantation, and Ross procedure/valve reconstruction, cardiovascular malformation, congenital heart surgery. 
    Research Interests: Neonatal heart function, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and computational flow dynamics of single ventricle surgery.
  • Bradley, David James M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Clinical Interests: Dr. Bradley's clinical interests include catheter ablation, cardiac devices, and lead extraction. 
    Research Interests: Dr. Bradley's research interests include interventional techniques, postoperative arrhythmia's, and sudden death prevention.
  • Brown, Shelly  

  • Charpie, John Robert M.D., Ph.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric cardiology, pediatric cardiothoracic intensive care, congenital heart disease, and pediatric cardiac catheterization. 
    Research Interests: Vascular smooth muscle physiology, hypertension, nitric oxide, vascular endothelium, cardiac smooth muscle physiology, and congenital heart disease.
  • Cotts, Timothy Brett M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Adult Congenital Heart Disease 
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Adult Congenital Heart Disease Tetralogy of Fallot International Health 
    Research Interests: Obesity Prevention Outcomes of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Crowley, Dennis C M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric heart transplant, long-term follow-up of Kawasaki syndrome, cardiac transplantation, and cardiovascular intensive care unit. 
    Research Interests: Cardiac transplantation in the pediatric population.
  • Dick, Macdonald  M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Clinical Interests: Arrhythmias in children, supraventricular tachycardia, electrophysiology, and pacemaker placement and management. 
    Research Interests: Supraventricular tachycardia, Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome in children, long QT syndrome, and post operative arrhythmias.
  • Dorfman, Adam Lee M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Echocardiography and Cardiac MRI 
    Clinical Interests: Dr. Dorfman's clinical interests include caring for patients with congenital heart disease, use of non-invasive imaging modalities including echocardiography and cardiac MRI to aid in the diagnosis and management of these patients. 
    Research Interests: Dr. Dorfman's research interests include the use of cardiac MRI and echocardiography in management of congenital heart disease and assessment of ventricular function in this patient group with the use of those modalities.
  • Ensing, Gregory John M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Clinical Interests: Echocardiography, inherited heart disease. 
    Research Interests: Williams syndrome and familial surpravalvar aortic stenosis, Doppler assessment of hemodynamics
  • Fifer, Carlen Gomez M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Pediatric Cardiology 
    Clinical Interests: Echocardiography and Fetal Cardiology. 
    Research Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Diastolic function
  • Gajarski, Robert John M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Clinical Interests: Dr. Gajarski's primary clinical interests include: 1) providing care for critically ill medical and surgical patients in the cardiac ICU; and 2) managing patients with cardiomyopathies, heart failure as well as patients pre- and post-heart transplantation. Finally, in conjunction with the adult program, he provides care for pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension. 
    Research Interests: While the scope is wide, Dr. Gajarski's primary research focus involves advancing the science of cardiac transplantation. This includes participation in new immunosuppression drug trials, long-term outcomes research and assessment of graft rejection and coronary vasculopathy using newer non-invasive imaging modalities. He is also participating with a larger institutional group to assess long-term outcomes and QOL after congenital surgical repairs as well as physiology-based and quality-improvement initiatives in the cardiac ICU.
  • Gelehrter, Sarah K M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Clinical Interests: Echocardiography, Fetal Cardiology, Intracardiac echocardiography
  • Goble, Monica Martin M.D., M.S.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Pediatric Cardiology
  • Goldberg, Caren Sue M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Clinical Interests: Diagnosing and caring for children with congenital heart abnormalities, preventive pediatric cardiology, echocardiography, and exercise testing. 
    Research Interests: Evaluation of long-term outcomes of children with congenital heart disease. Determination of factors to help improve long-term function of children with congenital heart disease.
  • Lloyd, Thomas Ray M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Clinical Interests: Invasive and interventional pediatric cardiology and coronary artery anomalies. Stroke prevention. 
    Research Interests: Transcatheter treatment of congenital defects, hemodynamic evaluation, intravascular ultrasound, and coronary artery development.
  • Ohye, Richard George M.D.

  • Clinical Interests: Congenital heart surgery, pediatric cardiac transplantation 
    Research Interests: Congenital heart surgery, pediatric cardiac transplantation, pediatric extra/paracorporeal cardiac support
  • Owens, Gabe Eston M.D., Ph.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Clinical Interests: Dr. Owen's Clinical interests include pediatric cardiac intensive care and echocardiography 
    Research Interests: Dr. Owen's Research interests include improving care and outcomes in the cardiac ICU and Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Owens, Sonal Thakkar M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology
  • Rocchini, Albert P M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Clinical Interests: Interventional cardiology and congenital heart disease. 
    Research Interests: Obesity, hypertnesion and interventional cardiology.
  • Romano, Jennifer Christel M.D.

  • 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.
  • Rosenthal, Amnon  M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Clinical Interests: Congenital heart, diagnosis and management of congenital cardiac malformations in infants, children and young adults, rheumatic fever, hypoplasic left heart, single
    Research Interests: Natural history of congenital heart disease, hematologic complications of cardiovascular disease, and delivery of subspecialty health care.
  • Russell, Mark William W M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Clinical Interests: Fetal and Transesophageal Echocardiography, Familial Cardiovascular Disorders, Long QT Syndrome, Hypertrophic and Dilated Cardiomyopathy 
    Research Interests: Molecular genetics of cardiovascular development, Dilated Cardiomyopathy and the long QT syndrome.
  • Serwer, Gerald A M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Clinical Interests: Pacemaker and implanted cardiac defibrilliator (ICD) therapy in children, echocardiography, medical informatics in pediatric cardiology 
    Research Interests: Evaluation of advances in pacemaker and defibrillator therapy in children and application of information technology in the evaluation of medical care and practice.
  • Si, Ming-Sing  M.D.
  • Specialty: Cardiac Surgery
  • Valentini, Alicia  M.S.
    Nurse Practiconer

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology
  • Van Der Velde, Mary Elizabeth M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology 
    Clinical Interests: Fetal Cardiology, Echocardiography
  • Zamberlan, Meg  M.S., Cpnp

  • Specialty: Pediatrics