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Meet the Team

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Leadership

Timothy Feltes, MD

Timothy F. Feltes, MD, FACC

Co-Director, The Congenital Heart Collaborative
at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
Co-Director of the Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Professor, Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Andy Paxton Endowed Chair in Cardiology
Timothy.Feltes@NationwideChildrens.org

Special interests:
Medications in the treatment of congenital heart disease, pediatric cardiology, neonatal inflammatory response

Ira M. Cheifetz, MD ,FCCM, FAARC

Ira M. Cheifetz, MD, FCCM, FAARC

Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
Acting 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

Eric Devaney, MD

Eric J. Devaney, MD

Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Clinical Professor, Surgery
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Eric.Devaney@UHhospitals.org

Special interests:
Complex neonatal cardiac surgery, mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplantation for end-stage heart failure


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

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

Gary J Butchko, MD
Pediatric Cardiology
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Gary.Butchko@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: Outpatient cardiovascular services

Ira M Cheifetz, MD FCCM FAARC
Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
Acting 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

Eric J. Devaney, MD
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Clinical Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Eric.Devaney@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: Complex neonatal cardiac surgery, mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplantation for end-stage heart failure

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

Timothy F. Feltes, MD FACC
Co-Director, The Congenital Heart Collaborative
Professor, Clinical Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine,
Andy Paxton Endowed Chair in Cardiology
Timothy.Feltes@NationwideChildrens.org
Special interests: Medications in the treatment of congenital heart disease, pediatric cardiology, neonatal inflammatory response

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

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

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

Michael Saalouke, MD
Pediatric Cardiology
University Hospitals Medical Group
Michael.Saalouke@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: Heart murmurs in infants to young adults, syncope, arrhythmia diagnosis and management, adult congenital heart disease, sports athlete clearance

Christopher Snyder, MD
Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology
Interim Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Christopher.Snyder@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: Syncope, arrhythmias, palpitations, pacemaker and ICD implantation and follow-up, radiofrequency and cryoblation of accessory pathways and ectopic foci, management of supraventricular and ventricular tachycardia, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome risk assessment, cardiac murmurs

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

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