Heart Center Faculty and Staff

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Heart Center Faculty and Staff

Heart Center Leadership

James E. O'Brien Jr
Division Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery; Co-Director, The Ward Family Heart Center; Jerry Smith Chair in Pediatrics; Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Girish S. Shirali
Division Director, Cardiology; Melva and Randall L. O'Donnell PhD Chair in Pediatric Cardiology; Co-Director, The Ward Family Heart Center; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Cardiologists

Robert H. Ardinger Jr
Pediatric Cardiologist; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Michael  Artman
Joyce C. Hall Distinguished Professor; Senior Vice President, Pediatrician-in-Chief; Executive Director of Research, Children's Mercy Hospital; Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine; Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kansas School of Medicine; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Aliessa P. Barnes
Medical Director of Cardiac Transplantation; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Michael A. Bingler
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Brian F. Birnbaum
Pediatric Cardiologist; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Karina M. Carlson
Director of Fellowship; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Daniel E. Forsha
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Mark  Gelatt
Director of Outpatient Services; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Suma P. Goudar
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Stephen F. Kaine
Director, Cardiovascular Laboratory; Associate Director, The Ward Family Heart Center; Associate Director of Fellowship; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Amy S. Lay
Director of Inpatient Cardiology; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Lindsey E. Malloy-Walton
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
John  Papagiannis
Pediatric Electrophysiologist; Director of Electrophysiology; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine