Team

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

Surgeons

John 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, Professor of Surgery, UC San Diego

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

Acute Cardiac Unit

Justin Yeh, M.D., Director

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