Our Team

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We are dedicated to providing the best quality care for your child. Our congenital heart specialists are experienced in treating a broad range of congenital heart conditions.

Pediatric Cardiology

  • Benjamin Thea Barnes, M.D., M.S.

    • Associate Director, Fetal Cardiology Program
    • Assistant Program Director, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship

    Expertise: Cardiac Imaging, Fetal Cardiology, Fetal Echocardiography, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • Carmel Bogle, M.D.

    Expertise: Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiomyopathy, Pediatric Heart Failure, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Ventricular Assist Device

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Children's Center Pediatric Specialists, Annapolis, MD

  • John Dana Coulson, M.D.

    Expertise: Pediatric Cardiology

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • Caridad Maylin De La Uz, M.D.

    • Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology

    Expertise: Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy, Atrial Flutter, Atrial Tachycardia, Brugada syndrome, Cardiac Ablation

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • Ashish Nikhil Doshi, M.D., Ph.D.

    Expertise: Echocardiography, Non-invasive Imaging, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Transesophogeal Echocardiography (TEE)

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

  • Allen Dale Everett, M.D.

    • Director of the Pediatric Proteome Center

    Expertise: Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • Hannah Yona Fraint, M.D.

    Expertise: Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • Shelby Kutty, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

    • Director, Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology
    • Co-Director, Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center
    • Chair, Cardiovascular Analytic Intelligence Initiative (CV-Ai2)
    • The Helen B. Taussig Professor

    Expertise: Cardiovascular Imaging, Congenital Heart Disease, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • Melanie Kandt Nies, M.D.

    • Director, Pediatric Cardiology Echocardiography Laboratory

    Expertise: Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Echocardiography, Fetal Echocardiography, Non-invasive Imaging, Pediatric Cardiology

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • Jennifer Pardo, M.D.

    Expertise: Cardiology, Inherited Heart Diseases, Marfan Syndrome, Pediatric Cardiology

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • William John Ravekes, M.D.

    • Medical Director, Pediatric Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support
    • Director, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship

    Expertise: Cardiology, Congenital Heart Disease, Fetal Cardiology, Fetal Echocardiography, Heart Failure

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • William R Thompson III, M.D.

    Expertise: Cardiomyopathy, Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Muscular Dystrophies, Pediatric Cardiology

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • John D. R. Thomson, M.B.B.S.

    • Director, Cardiac Catheterization

    Expertise: Aortic Coarctation, Atrial Septal Defects (ASD), Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiovascular Interventions, Congenital Heart Disease

  • Rukmalee Erandika Vithana, M.D.

    • Director of Outpatient Pediatric Cardiology

    Expertise: Congenital Heart Disease, Fetal Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • Glenn Thomas Wetzel, M.D., Ph.D.

    • Director, Pediatric Interventional Electrophysiology

    Expertise: Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Electrophysiology

Cardiology Advanced Care Practitioners 

Annie Grace, DNP, CPNP-AC

Annie Grace, DNP, CPNP-AC

Kate Porter, MSN, CPNP

Kate Porter MSN, CPNP

Consuela Thompson, MSN, CPNP-AC

Consuela Thompson, MSN, CPNP-AC

Elizabeth Fabian, MS, MPA, PA-C

Elizabeth Fabian, PA

Regional Cardiology Partners

The Children’s Heart Institute is a team of highly-regarded pediatric cardiology specialists in Maryland and Virginia who provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for children suspected of having heart disease.

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

  • Bret Allen Mettler, M.D.

    • Director, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
    • Co-Director, Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center

    Expertise: Aortic Coarctation, Atrial Septal Defects (ASD), Cardiothoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease, Mechanical Circulatory Support

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • Danielle Gottlieb Sen, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.

    • Director, Pediatric Cardiac Research
    • Director, Pediatric Surgery Quality & Outcomes Research

    Expertise: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Aortic Coarctation, Atrial Septal Defects (ASD), Cardiothoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • Marshall Lewis Jacobs, M.D.

    • Director, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Outcomes Research

    Expertise: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Congenital Heart Disease, Critical Care Cardiology, Heart Transplant, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Cardiac Surgery Advanced Care Practitioners

Brook Garber, PA-C

Brook Garber, PA

Rosanne Strati Giuliani, PA-C

Rosanne Strati Giuliani

Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology

  • Sean Steven Barnes, M.D., M.B.A.

    Expertise: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

  • Dheeraj Kumar Goswami, M.D.

    • Director, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia

    Expertise: Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • Rishi Bharat Parikh, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

    Expertise: Cardiac Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia

  • Jamie McElrath Schwartz, M.D.

    • Co-Director, Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center
    • Division Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Expertise: Cardiac Anesthesia, Cardiac Critical Care, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

  • Jochen Steppan, M.D.

    • Director of Perioperative Medicine, High Risk Cardiovascular Disease

    Expertise: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology, Pulmonary Hypertension

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care

  • Sean Steven Barnes, M.D., M.B.A.

    Expertise: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

  • Dennis Ryan Delany, M.D.

    • Associate Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

    Expertise: Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, Pediatric Cardiology

  • Jennifer Elizabeth Light Diep, M.D.

    Expertise: Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

  • Dheeraj Kumar Goswami, M.D.

    • Director, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia

    Expertise: Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • Alison Hayden Miles, D.O.

    Expertise: Critical Care, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • Jennifer Elizabeth Schramm, M.D.

    Expertise: Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Cardiology

  • Jamie McElrath Schwartz, M.D.

    • Co-Director, Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center
    • Division Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Expertise: Cardiac Anesthesia, Cardiac Critical Care, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Cardiac Critical Care Advanced Care Practitioners

Julianna Amorese, MSN, CPNP-AC

Julianna Amorese, MSN, CPNP-AC

Kate Bernoske, DNP, CPNP-AC

Kate Bernoske, DNP, CPNP-AC

Jaime Doroba, MSN, CPNP-AC

Jaime Doroba, MSN, CPNP-AC

Colleen Gordon, MHA, RN

Colleen Gordon, MHA, RN

Christina Graham, DNP, CPNP-AC

Christina Graham, DNP, CPNP-AC

Jennifer Snider, MSN, CPNP

Jennifer Snider, MSN, CPNP

Katie Thompson, DNP APRN, ACCNS-P, CCRN-K

Katie Thompson, DNP APRN, ACCNS-P, CCRN-K

Adult Congenital Cardiology

  • Ari Michael Cedars, M.D.

    • Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

    Expertise: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, General Cardiology

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • Stacy Dara Fisher, M.D.

    • Associate Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center

    Expertise: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy, Pulmonary Hypertension

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Cardiology - GBMC, Towson, MD

Child Life Specialists

Our center has dedicated Child Life specialists who support our kids in all phases of their care. Our Child Life specialists work to enhance the emotional and social well-being of your child and family throughout your health care experience.

Caroline "Carrie" Potter, M.S., CCLS

Senior Child Life Specialist

“The best part of my job is when I am able to help a child and their family turn a tough or stressful situation into one where they experience strength and resilience.”

Caroline Potter

Rosemary Hawkins, M.S., CCLS

Child Life Specialist III

"As a Child Life Specialist, I recognize the value of play, preparation, and education to reduce fear, anxiety, and pain as children and families face the unknown."

Rosemary Hawkins