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Meet Our Team

The primary members of the VAD team are: 

  • cardiac surgeons
  • cardiologists with expertise in mechanical circulatory support
  • nurse practitioners
  • social workers
  • pharmacists
  • dietitians

The VAD team works in close conjunction with the CardiomyopathyCardiac Antithrombosis Management Program (CAMP)Heart Failure, and Heart Transplant teams. Together, we coordinate care for advanced heart failure patients to assure a standardized level of management across the board when caring for your child.

To provide the most comprehensive needs for your child, the VAD team also coordinates care with a larger, multidisciplinary team including, but not limited to, other cardiac surgeons and cardiologists, heart transplant coordinators, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, nutritionists, psychologists and psychiatrists, ECMO specialists, palliative care physicians, financial coordinators, child life specialists, physical therapists, and nurse practitioners.

Learn more about Christina J. VanderPluym, MD

Co-Director, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center; Medical Director, Cardiac Antithrombosis Management and Monitoring Program (CAMP); Medical Director, Ventricular Assistive Device Program

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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Learn more about Elizabeth Blume, MD

Director, Advanced Cardiac Therapies; Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program; Medical Director, Heart Failure Program

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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Learn more about Kevin P. Daly, MD

Attending, Department of Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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Learn more about Paul Esteso, MD, PhD

Medical Co-Director, Cardiac Antithrombosis Management Program (CAMP); Attending, Department of Cardiology

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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Learn more about Francis Fynn-Thompson, MD

Associate, Department of Cardiac Surgery; Surgical Director: Cardiac Surgery Fellowship Program, Ventricular Assist Device Program, Heart Transplant Program, Lung Transplant Program; Co-Director, Center for Airway Disorders

Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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Learn more about David Hoganson, MD

Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery; Director, Computational 3D Visualization Program

Instructor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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Learn more about Ryan Kobayashi, MD

Senior Fellow, Advanced Cardiac Therapies

Clinical Fellow, Harvard Medical School

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Learn more about Nathalie Roy, MD

Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery; Director, ERAS Program; Surgical Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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Learn more about Tajinder (TP) Singh, MD, MSc

Attending, Department of Cardiology

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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NP Coordinators

Learn more about Beth Hawkins, RN, MSN, FNP-C

NP Coordinator, Ventricular Assist Device Program and Cardiac Antithrombosis Management Program (CAMP)

Learn more about Beth Hawkins, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Learn more about Courtney Ventresco, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC/AC

NP Coordinator, Ventricular Assist Device Program and Cardiac Antithrombosis Management Program (CAMP)

Learn more about Courtney Ventresco, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC/AC