Meet the Team

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Leadership

Ira M. Cheifetz, MD ,FCCM, FAARC

Ira M. Cheifetz, MD, FCCM, FAARC

Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Ira.Cheifetz@UHhospitals.org

Special interests:Cardiac critical care, congenital heart disease, mechanical ventilation, cardiorespiratory interactions, acute lung injury, extracorporeal life support

Mark Galantowicz, MD

Mark E. Galantowicz, MD, FACS

Co-Director, The Congenital Heart Collaborative at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Co-Director of the Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Professor, Clinical Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Murray D. Lincoln Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Mark.Galantowicz@NationwideChildrens.org

Special interests:
Surgical treatment and repair of newborns with congenital heart defects, adolescent and adult congenital heart disease, cardiopulmonary transplantation


Physicians

Caroline Sami Al Haddadin, MD
Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Caroline.AlHaddadin@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: Cardiac anesthesia, cardiothoracic surgery, regional anesthesia

Janine Arruda, MD, FAAP FACC
Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Non-invasive Imaging
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Janine.Arruda@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: Echocardiography, cardiac MRI, congenital heart disease, noninvasive imaging in congenital heart disease, transesophageal echocardiography

Aimee Armstrong, MD
Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Therapies
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Professor, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Aimee.Armstrong@nationwidechildrens.org
Special interests: Interventional cardiac therapies

Phil Barger, MD
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease program
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH Cleveland Medical Center
Clinical Professor, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Philip.Barger@UHhospitals.org
Special Interests: Anomalous pulmonary vein, atrial septal defect (ASD), atrioventricular septal defect, coartation of the aorta, congenital heart disease – adults, cor triatriatum, coronary anomaly, double inlet left ventricle, double outlet right ventricle, double-chambered right ventricle, Ebstein anomaly, Eisenmenger syndrome, fontan surgery, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, parachute mitral valve, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), pulmonary valve stenosis, subaortic stenosis, supravalvular aortic stenosis, Tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries, tricuspid atresia, truncus arteriosis, Turner syndrome, ventricular septal defect (VSD).

Martin L. Bocks, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Martin.Bocks@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: Transcatheter valve therapies, neonatal interventions, pediatric medical device development, bioresorbable technologies, wireless pressure sensors

Brian Boe, MD FACC FSCAI
Pediatric Cardiology
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Brian.Boe@nationwidechildrens.org
Special interests: Cardiac catheterization and interventional therapies, lymphatic embolization, Fontan physiology

Meredith Broberg, MD
Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Meredith.Broberg@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: Cardiac critical care, congenital heart disease, cardiorespiratory interactions, antimicrobial management

Ira M Cheifetz, MD FCCM FAARC
Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Ira.Cheifetz@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: Cardiac critical care, congenital heart disease, mechanical ventilation, cardiorespiratory interactions, acute lung injury, extracorporeal life support

Diana Drogalis-Kim, DO
Pediatric Cardiology
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Diana.Drogalis-Kim@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: Congenital heart disease, general pediatric cardiology, preventative cardiology, pulmonary hypertension

Silvestre (Tito) Duran, MD
Pediatric Cardiology
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Silvestre.Duran@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: Outpatient care of Fontan patients, longitudinal single ventricle care, anticoagulation in congenital heart disease

Mark Galantowicz, MD
Co-Director, The Congenital Heart Collaborative
Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Co-Director, Heart Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Professor, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Murray D. Lincoln Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Mark.Galantowicz@NationwideChildrens.org
Special interests: Surgical treatment and repair of newborns with congenital heart defects, adolescent and adult congenital heart disease, cardiopulmonary transplantation

Melanie Gropler, MD
Pediatric Cardiology
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Melanie.Gropler@UHhospitals.org
Special Interests: Fetal cardiology, pediatric cardiology

Anna N. Kamp, MD MPH
Pediatric Cardiology
Assistant Program Director, Cardiology Fellowship
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Anna.Kamp@NationwideChildrens.org
Special interests: Arrhythmias in children, arrhythmias in adults with congenital heart disease, sudden arrhythmic death syndromes

Naomi J. Kertesz, MD
Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Electrophysiology and Pacing
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Naomi.Kertesz@NationwideChildrens.org
Special interests: Diagnosis and management of arrhythmias, including radiofrequency and cryoablation of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias

John Lozier, MD
Pediatric Cardiology
Fellowship Program Director
Medical Director, Cardiac Stepdown Unit
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
John.Lozier@UHhospitals.org

Monty Mazer, MD
Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Monty.Mazer@UHhospitals.org
Special Interests: Pediatric cardiac intensive care medicine.

Patrick I. McConnell, MD
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support Programs
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Patrick.McConnell@NationwideChildrens.org
Special interests: Congenital cardiothoracic surgery, adult congenital heart disease, pediatric mechanical assist devices, heart transplantation

Aymen N. Naguib, MD
Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology
Director, Anesthesiology
Nationwide Children’s Pediatric Heart Center
Aymen.Naguib@NationwideChildrens.org
Special interests: Improving outcomes after cardiac surgery

Shelley Ohliger, MD
Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology
Director, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Shelley.Ohliger@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: Cardiac anesthesia, cardiothoracic surgery, regional anesthesia

Sarah Plummer, MD
Pediatric Cardiology
Director of Quality
Co-Director of Single Ventricle Program
Director of Cardiac Neurodevelopment Initiative
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Sarah.Plummer@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: Fetal cardiology, noninvasive imaging, quality improvement, single ventricle heart disease, neurodevelopment

Nathanial (Nate) Robbins, MD
Pediatric Cardiology
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Nathanial.Robbins@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: Congenital heart disease, general pediatric cardiology, preventative cardiology

James Strainic, MD
Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Fetal Heart Center
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
James.Strainic@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: Fetal echocardiography, congenital heart disease, pediatric cardiology, echocardiography in congenital heart disease, 3-D echocardiography, pediatric exercise physiology, connective tissue disease in children, transesophageal echocardiography

Karen M. Texter, MD
Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Fetal Cardiology
Director, Single Ventricle Team
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Karen.Texter@NationwideChildrens.org
Special interests: Fetal echocardiography, congenital heart disease, fetal development

Travis Wilder, MD
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Travis.Wilder@UHhospitals.org
Special Interests: Pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, congenital heart surgery.

Carolyn M. Wilhelm, MD, MS
Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Pediatric Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Fellowship Program, Associate Program Director
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Carolyn.Wilhelm@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: noninvasive imaging- cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, transesophageal echocardiography, congenital heart disease