Team

Our team includes board-certified cardiovascular/thoracic surgeons, nurse practitioners and a physician assistant.

Surgeons

John J. Nigro, M.D., Division Chief; Director, Heart Institute; Director, Cardiac Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Device Program; Clinical Professor of Surgery, UC San Diego

Christine Montesa, M.D.

Acute Cardiac Unit Nurse Practitioners

Kelly Branch, M.S.N., CPNP-PC

Melissa Campbell, M.S.N., CPNP-PC

Adam Denson, M.S.N., CPNP-AC

Kristen Browning, M.S.N., CPNP-AC

Stacey Grohall, M.S.N., CPNP-AC

Vanessa Kalis, M.S.N., CPNP-AC

Stephanie Moriarty, M.S.N., CPNP-AC

Sarah Olson, M.S.N., CPNP-AC

Deborah Raleigh, M.S.N., CPNP-AC

Erin Stone, M.S.N., CPNP-AC/PC

Deborah Walter, M.S.N., CPNP-AC

Physician Assistant

Kelly Brand, PA-C

Perfusionists

John Allardyce, CCP

Jorge Garcia, CCP

Charlene Rohrer, CCP

Joe Wagner, CCP