Heart Transplant Program | Meet Our Team

Cardiologists

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
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
Christina J, VanderPluym, MD

Christina J. VanderPluym, MD

Co-Director, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center; Medical Director, Cardiac Antithrombosis Management and Monitoring Program (CAMP) Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Surgeons

Frances Fynn-Thompson, MD

Francis Fynn-Thompson, MD

Associate, Department of Cardiac Surgery; Surgical Director, Cardiac Surgery Fellowship Program; Surgical Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program; Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program; Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program; Co-Director, Center for Airway Disorders Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
David Hoganson, MD

David Hoganson, MD

Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery; Director, Computational 3D Visualization Program Instructor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Transplant Coordinators

 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
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Shira Warren, RN

Registered Nurse, Preventive Cardiology Clinic

Transplant Nurses

Social Workers

Emily Holman, MSW, LICSW

Emily Holman, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker, Department of Cardiac Surgery

Pharmacist

Alanna Wong, PharmD, BCPS

Alanna Wong, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist, Division of Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases

Dietitians

Tina Sun, MS, RD, LDN

Tina Sun, MS, RD, LDN, CCTD

Clinical Nutritional Specialist I, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Emily Finnan, MS, RD, LDN

Emily Finnan, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC

Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Psychologists/Psychiatrists

Chase Samsel, MD

Chase Samsel, MD

Medical Director, Psychiatry Consultation Service; Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School​
Kristine McKenna, PhD

Kristine McKenna, PhD

Associate in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Child Life Specialists

Katharine Antommaria, MS

Katharine (Kate) Antommaria, MS

Child Life Specialist, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
 Erin Connelly, CCLS

Erin Connelly, CCLS

Child Life Specialist, Department of Cardiology
Michelle Kerns, MS, CCLS

Michelle Kerns, MS, CCLS

Child Life Specialist, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Infectious Diseases

Sandra Burchett

Sandra Burchett, MD, MSc

Senior Associate Physician in Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases; Co-Director, Transplant Infectious Disease Service; Co-Director, Immunocompromised Host Service; Director, Children's Hospital AIDS Program (CHAP) Associate 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
Elizabeth Marini

Elizabeth Marini, MSN, RN, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Infectious Diseases