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Rady Children's Specialists

Comprehensive Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Center

Team

We have a multidisciplinary team comprised of a core group of neonatologists, pediatric surgeons, pulmonary hypertension specialists, cardiologists, nutritionists, lactation specialist, a respiratory therapist, a physical therapist and an occupational therapist.

Neonatologists

Karen Mestan, M.D.,M.S., Division Chief; Associate Physician Diplomate, Pediatrics, UC San Diego

 

 

Jeanne M. Carroll, M.D., Medical Director. Comprehensive Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Center; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

 

 

Denise Suttner, M.D., Clinical Director, Rady Children’s; Director, San Diego Regional ECMO Program; Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

 

 

Mark Speziale, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, Rady Children’s NICU; Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

 

 

Samantha Hietalati, M.D., Assistant Professor, UC San Diego

 

 

Jose Honold, M.D., Director, Neuro-NICU Program; Director, Rady Children’s Hospital Emergency Neonatal Transport Team; Medical Director, International Services; Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

 

 

Amy Kimball, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

 

 

Brian Lane, M.D., Director, High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Clinic; Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

 

 

David McCulley, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

 

 

Anna-Kaisa Niemi, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

 

 

Pediatric Surgeons

Timothy Fairbanks, M.D., Division Chief and Co-Director, Fellowship Program; Professor of Surgery, UC San Diego

 

 

Stephen Bickler, M.D., Professor of Surgery & Pediatrics, UC San Diego

 

 

Gerald Gollin, M.D., Attending Pediatric Surgeon

 

 

Romeo Ignacio Jr., M.D., Trauma Medical Director, Professor of Surgery, UC San Diego

 

 

Karen Kling, M.D., Co-Director, Fellowship Program; Professor of Surgery, UC San Diego

 

 

David Lazar, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, UC San Diego

 

 

Nicholas C. Saenz, M.D., Professor of Surgery, UC San Diego

 

 

Hariharan Thangarajah, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Surgery, UC San Diego

 

 

Pulmonary/Respiratory Medicine Team

Pulmonary Hypertension Team

Rohit Rao, M.D., M.B.A., Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, Pulmonary Hypertension Program and Project Adam; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

 

 

Aparna Rao, M.D., Pediatric Pulmonologist; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

 

 

Jeanne M. Carroll, M.D., Medical Director, Neonatology; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

 

 

Peter Chau, M.D., Pediatric Cardiologist; Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

 

 

Eleanor Lehnert Schuchardt, M.D., Pediatric Cardiologist; Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

 

 

Shylah Haldeman, M.S.N., N.P.-C, CCTC