Heart Transplant Program | Meet Our Team

Physicians

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
Frances Fynn-Thompson, MD

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

Associate, Department of Cardiac Surgery Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Pedro J. del Nido, MD

Pedro J. del Nido, MD

Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery William E. Ladd Professor of Child Surgery, Harvard Medical School
John Emans

John B. Emans, MD

Chief of Spine Division, Emeritus Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
John Mayer

John Mayer, Jr., MD

Senior Associate, Department of Cardiac Surgery Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Luis Guillermo Quinonez, MD, FRCS(C)

Luis Guillermo Quinonez, MD, FRCSC

Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery Instructor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Kevin Daly

Kevin P. Daly, MD

Attending, Department of Cardiology Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
TP Singh, MD

Tajinder (TP) Singh, MD, MSc

Attending, Department of Cardiology Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Leslie Smoot, MD

Leslie Smoot, MD

Attending, Department of Cardiology Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Christina J, VanderPluym, MD

Christina J. VanderPluym, MD

Medical Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program; Medical Director, Cardiac Antithrombosis Management and Monitoring Program (CAMP) Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Sandra Burchett

Sandra Burchett, MD, MSc

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

Courtney Gidengil, MD, MPH

Associate Physician in Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Part-Time), Harvard Medical School
Julia R. Koehler, MD

Julia R. Koehler, MD

Associate Physician in Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Catherine Lachenauer

Catherine Lachenauer, MD

Associate Physician in Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases; Director, Infectious Diseases Outpatient Practice Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Ofer Levy

Ofer Levy, MD, PhD

Director, Precision Vaccines Program; Senior Physician in Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Kristin L. Moffitt, MD

Kristin Moffitt, MD

Associate Physician in Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Tanvi Sharma

Tanvi S. Sharma, MD, MPH

Clinical Director/Associate Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases; Associate Physician in Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases; Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program; Co-Director of Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Transplant Center; Co-Director, Immunocompromised Host Service Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Jorge J. Velarde, MD, PhD

Jorge Velarde, MD, PhD

Associate Physician in Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Physician Assistants

Tiffany Chvez, MS, PA-C

Tiffany Chavez, MS, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery
 Edward Horgan, PA-C, MSHS, MPH

Edward Horgan, PA-C, MSHS, MPH

Physician Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery
 Barbara Rhodes, PA-C, MS, RN

Barbara Rhodes, PA-C, MS, RN

Physician Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery
brenda-sefton

Brenda Sefton, PA-C, MSHS

Lead Physician Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Kaitlin Ward, PA-C, MS

Kaitlin Ward, PA-C, MS

Physician Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery

Nurses

 Heather Bastardi, RN, MSN, CPNP

Heather Bastardi, RN, MSN, CPNP

Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Coordinator, Department of Cardiology
 Simone Urbach, MSN, RN, CPNP

Simone Urbach, MSN, RN, CPNP

Heart Transplant Coordinator, Department of Cardiology

Nutritionists

Caroline Brantley, MS, RD, LDN

Caroline Brantley, MS, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Department of Cardiology

Psychologists/Psychiatrists

Kristine McKenna, PhD

Kristine McKenna, PhD

Attending Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry; Associate in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Chase Samsel, MD

Chase Samsel, MD

Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry; Associate Training Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Child Life Specialists

 Erin Connelly, CCLS

Erin Connelly, CCLS

Child Life Specialist, Department of Cardiology
 Kate Huyler, MS, CCLS

Kate Huyler, MS, CCLS

Child Life Specialist, Department of Cardiology
Emily Springer

Emily Springer

Certified Child Life Specialist, Department of Cardiology

Pharmacist

 Amy Hellinger, PharmD, BCPS

Amy Hellinger, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist, Department of Cardiology

Angela Perry

Angela Perry

Financial Coordinator, Pediatric Transplant Center