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Rady Children's Specialists

Heart Institute

Team

Medical Team

Brian Fagan, M.D., Medical Director

Elizabeth A. VallesD.N.P, C.P.N.P.-PC, F.N.P-C, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Elizabeth completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice through the University of San Diego, Hahn School of Nursing, and is certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner. Her doctoral project was titled “Transition Program for Adolescents with Congenital Heart Disease.” Her nursing career began in 2007 when she earned an associate degree in nursing from Grossmont College, followed by a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Grand Canyon University. She has worked at Rady Children’s Hospital since 2003 in the cardiac catheterization lab, cardiology clinic, pediatric intensive care unit and the cardiovascular intensive care init. She also holds a degree in cardiovascular technology and is a certified critical care nurse.

Administrative Team

Ben Brenners, M.S.N., R.N., CNL, Manager, Business & Systems | Heart Institute

Gina Mautz R.N., R.N. Manager, Cardiology

Haven Qualman, M.A., CCC-SLP, Manager, Developmental Services