Pediatric Heart Surgery Team

James Quintessenza, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery

Dr. Quintessenza is the co-director of the Heart Institute and chief of cardiovascular surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He originally joined the hospital staff in 1988, where he developed and refined complex neonatal heart surgery and led the congenital heart program for many years. He was one of the cardiothoracic surgeons who performed the hospital’s first pediatric heart transplant in 1995. He previously served as medical director of the Heart Institute from 2012-2015. Dr. Quintessenza returned to Johns Hopkins All Children’s in 2020 after three years as chief and professor of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Kentucky Children’s Hospital and the University of Kentucky in Lexington, and as professor of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati.

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James Quintessenza

Brandi Braud Scully, MD MS

Cardiovascular Surgery

Dr. Scully is an assistant professor of surgery in the division of pediatric cardiac surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and practices at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Dr. Scully received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 2012. She remained at Baylor College of Medicine for her residency in general surgery in the research track from 2012 to 2018, conducting research in pediatric thoracic transplantation with Drs. Jeffrey Heinle and Charles Fraser at Texas Children’s Hospital. She then completed a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital from 2018 to 2021, followed by a fellowship in congenital cardiac surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital from August 2021 to May 2023.

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Brandi Braud Scully MD

Jennifer Davis, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Cardiovascular Surgery

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Jennifer Davis

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