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
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

Assistant in Cardiac Surgery; Director, Congenital Heart Valve Program, Assistant 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
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 of 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, FRCS(C)

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
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

Attending Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry; Associate in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, 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, 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, Division of Infectious Diseases, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Part-Time), Harvard Medical School
Julia R. Koehler, MD

Julia R. Koehler, MD

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

Catherine Lachenauer, MD

Associate Physician in Medicine, 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 Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Kristin L. Moffitt, MD

Kristin Moffitt, MD

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

Jorge Velarde, MD, PhD

Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, 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

Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School