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Team

Cardiovascular Surgery

Photo of John J. Nigro, M.D.
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

 

Photo of Srujan Ganta, M.D.Srujan Ganta, M.D.
Specialty Interests: Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Heart and Lung Transplantation, Coronary Artery Surgery, Valve Surgery, Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Adult Cardiac Surgery, Electrophysiology/Pacemakers

Cardiology

Christopher Davis, M.D., Ph.D., Interim Chief, Division of Cardiology, Director, Exercise Laboratory; 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 and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care

Matthew Bock, M.D., Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Cardiomyopathy, Cardio-Oncology, Pulmonary Hypertension, Congenital Heart Disease

Alejandro Borquez, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, UC San Diego
Specialty Interests:  Cardiac Rhythm Disturbances, Advanced Monitoring & Diagnostic Techniques, Antiarrhythmic Medications, Catheter-Based Therapies for Arrhythmias, Heritable Arrhythmia Syndromes, Rhythm Disturbances, Pacemaker and ICD Implantation

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

Peter Chau, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Kirsten Dummer, M.D., 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, Echocardiography, Cardiac Catheterization, Exercise Physiology, Neurodevelopmental Outcomes, Ebstein’s Anomaly of the Tricuspid Valve. 

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

Juliana Gomez-Arostegui, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Physician of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Inpatient and General Cardiology Care, Delivery of Care

Brent Gordon PhotoBrent Gordon, M.D., Associate Physician Diplomate, UC San Diego
Specialty Interests: Novel Transcatheter Device Therapies, Interventional Cardiac MRI, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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

Aamisha Gupta, M.D., Associate Director of Cardiology Fellowship Program, Lead Inpatient Cardiologist; Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Acute Cardiac Care, General Cardiology

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, Interstage Home Monitoring Program

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

Henri Justino, M.D., Associate Physician Diplomate, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology, 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 of Electrophysiology, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Affiliate Professor of Bioengineering, UC San Diego, Consultant to Kapiolani Women and Children’s Hospital, Honolulu
Specialty interests: Electrophysiology, Translational work in Bioengineering, Genomics

Beth Printz, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Cardiac Imaging, 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, Pulmonary Hypertension Program and Project Adam; 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., Assistant 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., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Specialty interests: Heart failure, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support

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

David Werho, M.D., Director of Cardiology Fellowship Program; Associate 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

Emily Abcede, NP, Heart Failure and Heart Transplant

Alexandra Barker, P.A., Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit

Kelly Branch, N.P., Cardiovascular Surgery

Kelly Brand, P.A., Cardiovascular Surgery

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

Ileen Cronin, N.P., Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

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

Shylah Haldeman, NP, Pulmonary Hypertension and Single Ventricle Program

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

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

Tracy Patay, NP, Heart Failure and Heart Transplant

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


Perfusionists

John Allardyce, CCP
Chief Perfusionist

Jorge Garcia, CCP
Senior Perfusionist

Jason Chmel, CCP
Senior Perfusionist


Fellows

Heidi Bark, M.D.

Stephen Dalby, M.D.

Elizabeth LaSalle, M.D.

Jihyung Park, M.D.

Andres Moreno Rojas, M.D.

Danielle Strah, M.D.

Bruke Tedla, M.D.