Heart Transplant Program | Meet Our Team

Elizabeth D.  Blume

Elizabeth Blume, MD

Director, Advanced Cardiac Therapies; Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program; Medical Director, Heart Failure Program, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Francis Fynn-Thompson

Francis Fynn-Thompson, MD

Surgical Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program; Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program; Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program; Associate in Cardiac Surgery; Co-Director, Center for Airway Disorders, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Christopher W. Baird, MD

Christopher W. Baird, MD

Assistant in Cardiac Surgery; Director, Congenital Heart Valve Program, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Pedro del Nido, MD

Pedro J. del Nido, MD

Chief of Cardiac Surgery, William E. Ladd Professor of Child Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Sitaram Emani, MD

Sitaram Emani, MD

Associate in Cardiac Surgery; Surgical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Program; Director, Complex Biventricular Repair Program; Surgical Director, Division of Cardiovascular Critical Care, Associate Professor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School
John Mayer

John Mayer Jr., MD

Senior Associate in Cardiac Surgery, Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Luis Guillermo Quinonez MD BSc

Luis Guillermo Quinonez, MD, FRCS(C)

Assistant in Cardiac Surgery, Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Kevin Daly

Kevin P. Daly, MD

Attending in Cardiology, Heart Failure and Transplant Service, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
TP Singh, MD

Tajinder (TP) Singh, MD, MSc

Associate in Cardiology, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Leslie Smoot

Leslie Smoot, MD

Assistant in Cardiology, Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Christina VanderPluym MD

Christina J. VanderPluym, MD

Medical Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program; Medical Director, Cardiac Antithrombosis Management and Monitoring Program (CAMP), Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Heather Bastardi

Heather Bastardi, RN, MSN, CPNP

Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Coordinator,
Simone Urbach PNP

Simone Urbach, MSN, RN, CPNP

Heart Transplant Coordinator,
Erin Connelly Staff

Erin Connelly, CCLS

Child Life Specialist,
Katie Huyler

Kate Huyler, MS, CCLS

Child Life Specialist,

Emily Springer,

Certified Child Life Specialist,
Kristine McKenna PhD

Kristine McKenna, PhD

Transplant Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Michelle Corf LCSW

Michelle Corf, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker,
Angela Perry

Angela Perry,

Financial Coordinator,
Sandra Burchett

Sandra Burchett, MD, MSc

Senior Associate Physician in Medicine; Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases; Director, Children's Hospital AIDS Program (CHAPS); Director, Immunocompromised Host Service, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Courtney Gidengil

Courtney Gidengil, MD, MPH

Associate Physician in Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Part time, Harvard Medical School
Julia R. Koehler, MD

Julia R. Koehler, MD

Associate Physician in Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Catherine Lachenauer

Catherine Lachenauer, MD

Associate Physician in Medicine; Director, Infectious Diseases Outpatient Practice, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Grace Lee

Grace M. Lee, MD, MPH

Associate Medical Director, Infection Control; Senior Associate Physician in Medicine; Director, Center for Healthcare Research in Pediatrics, Associate Professor of Population Medicine and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Ofer Levy

Ofer Levy, MD, PhD

Director, Precision Vaccines Program; Senior Associate Physician in Medicine, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Kristin Moffitt MD

Kristin Moffitt, MD

Associate Physician in Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Tanvi Sharma

Tanvi S. Sharma, MD, MPH

Associate Physician in Medicine; Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program; Co-Director of Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Transplant Center, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Jorge Velarde MD PhD

Jorge Velarde, MD, PhD

Assistant in Medicine, Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Tiffany Chavez MS PA-C

Tiffany Chavez, MS, PA-C

Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant,
Edward Horgan PA

Edward Horgan, PA-C, MSHS, MPH

Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant,
Barbara Rhodes PA

Barbara Rhodes, PA-C, MS, RN

Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant,
brenda-sefton

Brenda Sefton, PA-C, MSHS

Lead Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant,
kaitlin_ward

Kaitlin Ward, PA-C, MS

Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant,
Caroline Brantley MS, RD, LDN

Caroline Brantley, MS, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutrition Specialist,

Chase Samsel, MD

Psychiatrist, Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School