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

John J. Lamberti, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S, Senior Surgeon and Director of Cardiac Outreach; Professor of Surgery, UC San Diego

Raghav Murthy, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, UC San Diego

Acute Cardiac Unit Nurse Practitioners

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

Regan Brown, R.N., CPNP-AC

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

Karin Reuter Rice, Ph.D., APRN, CCRN, FCCM, FAAN

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

Physician Assistant

Kelly Brand, PA-C

Perfusionists

John Allardyce, CCP

Charlene Rohrer, CCP

Joe Wagner, CCP