COVID-19 Updates: Latest Information for Parents
Rady Children's Specialists

Heart Institute

Team

Physicians

Cardiovascular Surgery

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
Specialty interests: Congenital Heart Surgery, Heart Transplantation

 

John Artrip, M.D., FRACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Congenital Heart Surgery, Complex Valve Surgery, Heart Transplantation

 

 

Cardiology

John Moore, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Director, Rady Children’s Hospital Heart Institute; Director, Division of Cardiology; Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology, General Cardiology

Christopher Davis, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Director, Division of Cardiology, Director, Exercise Laboratory; Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Coronary Artery Anomalies, General Cardiology

Harjot Bassi, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Cardiac Intensive Care

Jane Burns, M.D., Director, Kawasaki Disease Program; Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Kawasaki Disease

Peter Chau, M.D.

Thomas Do, M.D., M.S., Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Cardiac Intensive Care

Kirsten Dummer, M.D., Director of Cardiology Fellowship Program; Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Fetal Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging, General Cardiology

Howaida El-Said, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory; Co-director, Adult Congenital Heart Programs, UC San Diego; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, General Cardiology

Brian Fagan, M.D., Director, Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Program; Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: General Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiac Catheterization, Neurodevelopmental Outcomes

Ian (Fraser) Golding, M.D., Director of Echocardiography; Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Fetal Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging, General Cardiology

Paul Grossfeld, M.D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular Genetics, General Cardiology

Aamisha Gupta, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Inpatient Cardiology Care

Jessica Haley, M.D., Director Preventive Cardiology, Director Home Monitoring Program; Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Exercise Stress Testing, Preventive Cardiology, General Cardiology

Sanjeet Hegde, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Advanced Imaging and 3D Innovations Lab, Co-Director of Research; Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Cardiac Imaging, General Cardiology

Rachel McCandless, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Fetal Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging

Dana Mueller, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Cardiac Intensive Care

Hari Narayan, M.D., M.S.C.E., Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Cardiac Imaging, General Cardiology

James Perry, M.D., Director, Electrophysiology, Co-Director Adult Congenital Heart Programs; Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Affiliate Professor of Bioengineering, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Electrophysiology, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Beth Printz, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Cardiac Imaging, General Cardiology

Kanishka Ratnayaka, M.D., Director, Image-Guided Intervention Center, Co-Director of Research; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology, General Cardiology

Aparna Rao, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Pulmonary Hypertension

Rohit Rao, M.D., M.B.A., Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit; Director of Pulmonary Hypertension Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Cardiac Intensive Care, Pulmonary Hypertension

Serena Sah, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Cardiac Imaging, General Cardiology

Eleanor Lehnert Schuchardt, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Cardiac Imaging, Fetal Cardiology, General Cardiology

Jose Sepulveda, M.D., Director, Single Ventricle Program, Co-Director, ACHD Programs; Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, General Cardiology

Jesse Stringer, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Cardiac Intensive Care

Heather Sun, M.D., Director, Fetal Cardiology; Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Fetal Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging, General Cardiology

Adriana Tremoulet, M.D., Associate Director, Kawasaki Disease Program; Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Kawasaki Disease

Gabrielle Vaughn, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Heart Failure/Heart Transplant, General Cardiology

Shilpa Vellore Govardhan, M.D., Associate Physician Diplomate
Specialty interests: Intensive Care

David Werho, M.D., Associate Director of Cardiology Fellowship Program; Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Cardiac Intensive Care

Matthew Williams, M.D., Director, Cardiac Pacing; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Electrophysiology, General Cardiology

Associated Physicians

Ryan Alanzalon, M.D. (Kaiser, San Diego)

David Aurigemma, M.D. (Naval Medical Center, San Diego)

Benjamin Blevins, M.D. (Naval Medical Center, San Diego)

Andras Bratincsak, M.D., Ph.D. (Kapiolani Children’s Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii)

Ryan Flanagan, M.D. (Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii)

Denis Levy, M.D. (Kaiser Medical Center, San Diego)

Charles Nguyen, M.D. (Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii)

Colin Petko, M.D. (Kaiser Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii)

Venu Reddy, M.D. (Kapiolani Children’s Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii)

James Sim, M.D. (Kapiolani Children’s Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii)

Christopher Stefanelli, M.D. (Kaiser Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii)

Melissa Yamauchi, M.D. (Kapiolani Children’s Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii)

 

Associated Specialists

Kelly Branch, N.P., Cardiovascular Surgery

Kelly Brand, P.A., Cardiovascular Surgery

Kristen Browning, D.N.P., CPNP-AC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Fellows

Alejandro Borquez, M.D.

Arpine Davtyan, M.D.

Nick Dreger, M.D.

Srujan Ganta, M.D. (Cardiovascular Surgery)

Thomas Glenn, M.D.

Peter Guyon, M.D.

Caitlin Heyden, M.D.

Jenn Lehmberg, M.D.