Department of Cardiac Surgery | Meet Our Team

Our cardiac surgery team is made up of surgeons who are dedicated exclusively to patients with congenital heart disease and other rare heart conditions. Each specializes in a specific area of heart surgery, including valve repair, heart transplantation and surgery for adult congenital heart disease.

Physicians

Pedro J. del Nido, MD

Pedro J. del Nido, MD

Chairman, Department of Cardiac Surgery William E. Ladd Professor of Child Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Christopher W. Baird, MD

Christopher W. Baird, MD

Associate, Department of Cardiac Surgery; Director, Heart Valve Program; Co-Director, Vascular Ring & Airway Program; Surgical Director, Pulmonary Vein Stenosis Program Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Sitaram Emani, MD

Sitaram Emani, MD

Director, Complex Biventricular Repair Program; Surgical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Surgery Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Eric Fleegler

Eric N. Feins, MD

Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery; Director, Surgical Arrhyhthmia Program Instructor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
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
Aditya "AK" Kaza, MD

Aditya "AK" Kaza, MD, MBA

Senior Associate, Department of Cardiac Surgery; Director, Neonatal Cardiac Surgery Program; Surgical Medical Director, Patient-Flow and Capacity Center Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Michael H. Kwon, MD

Michael H. Kwon, MD

Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery Instructor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
John Mayer

John Mayer, Jr., MD

Professor, Department of Cardiac Surgery Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Meena Nathan, MD, FRCS, MPH

Meena Nathan, MD, MPH, FRCS

Associate, Department of Cardiac Surgery; Director, Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes; Director, Cardiac Surgery Clinical Research Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Luis Guillermo Quinonez, MD, FRCSC

Luis Guillermo Quinonez, MD, FRCSC

Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery; Director, Surgical Coronary Anomalies Program Instructor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Nathalie Roy, MD

Nathalie Roy, MD

Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery; Director, ERAS Program; Surgical Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Instructor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Ahmet Uluer MD, DO

Ana Ubeda Tikkanen, MD, PhD

Pediatric Rehabilitation Attending, Orthopedic Center Instructor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Physician Assistants

Sarah Campos, PA-C, MS

Sarah Campos, PA-C, MS

Physician Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Erica Comstock

Erica Comstock, MS, PA

Physician Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Brenda Cooney, MSHS, PA-C

Brenda Cooney, MSHS, PA-C

Lead Physician Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Naomi Crilley

Naomi Crilley, PA

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

Edward Horgan, PA-C, MSHS, MPH

Physician Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Maryellen Horgan

Maryellen Horgan, MS

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

Barbara Rhodes, PA-C, MS, RN

Physician Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Margaret Holland, PA-C

Margaret Holland, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac Surgery Coordinators

Sue-mei Portugues

Sue-mei Portugues

Global Patient Access Manager, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Paulina Bongay

Paulina Bongay

International Case Coordinator, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Sihan Chen

Sihan Chen

International Case Coordinator, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Jacqueline O

Jacqueline O'Brien

International Case Coordinator, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Victoria Perchenok

Victoria Perchenok

International Case Coordinator, Department of Cardiac Surgery