Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Meet our Team

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At Boston Children’s Hospital, we consider you and your child integral parts of the care team and not simply recipients of care. We specialize in family-centered care, which means that during your hospital stay, you’ll work with a team of professionals who are committed to supporting all of your family’s needs.

Our award-winning nurses

Our Cardiac Intensive Care Unit has received the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, which recognizes individual critical care units that have met rigid criteria for excellence in patient outcomes, care quality, patient safety, interdisciplinary practice, innovation and family-centered care.

Our Cardiac ICU is only the second pediatric Cardiac ICU in the country to receive this honor. Receiving the Beacon Award is a testament to the extraordinary Cardiac ICU staff that provides exceptional care to our critically ill patients and their families every day

Directors

  • Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Intensive Care: Thomas J. Kulik, M.D.
  • Medical Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit: Melvin C. Almodovar, MD
  • Director, Nursing Patient Services, Cardiac ICU & CVOR: Jason M Thornton, RN, MSN, CCRN, CPHQ, NE-BC

+ Faculty

  • Catherine K. Allan, MD
  • Melvin C. Almodovar, MD
  • Henry Cheng, MD
  • James A. DiNardo, MD
  • Sitaram Emani, MD
  • John N. Kheir, MD
  • Thomas J. Kulik, MD
  • Peter Lang, MD
  • Joan LaRovere, MD
  • Satish K. Rajagopal, MD
  • Joshua W. Salvin, MD, MPH
  • Sarah A. Teele, MD
  • Ravi R. Thiagarajan, MD, MPH

+ Senior Clinical Fellows

  • Terrance Prendiville, MBBCH.BAO
  • Peta Alexander, MBBS
  • Douglas Atkinson, MD

+ Nursing Leadership

  • Jason M Thornton, RN, MSN, CCRN, CPHQ, NE-BC
  • Mary O’Brien, RN, BSN, CCRN

+ Clinical Nurse Specialists

  • Dorothy Beke, MS, RN, CPNP-PC/AC
  • Lindyce Kulik, MSN, RN, CPNP, CCRN
  • Patricia Lincoln, MSN, RN, BC-CNS, CCRN

+ Clinical Educators

  • Toni Imprescia, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • Lauren Danforth, BSN, RN

+ Advanced Nurse Practitioners

  • Whitney McCormick Parks, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN
  • Lauren Westgate, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, CCRN
  • Kathy Whelan, MSN, RN, NP-C, CCRN
  • Nancy Braudis, MS, RN, CPNP, CCRN
  • Elizabeth Swanson RN, MSN, CPN, CCRN, FNP-BC
  • Caroline Morin RN, CPNP, CCRN
  • Megan Matiasek MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, CCRN

+ Allied Health Professionals

  • Lauren Garcia, RD, LDN
  • Christine French MS,RD, LDN (Nutrition Specialist)
  • Kate Huyler, MS, CCLS (Child Life Specialist)

+ Staff

  • Lynne Patkin, MBA, Business Analyst
  • Kimberley Lehner, MSW, LICSW
  • Shana Swartz, MSW, LICSW
  • Mary Bruno, CICU Patient Services Administrator II
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