Heart Center Faculty and Staff
Heart Center Faculty and Staff

Heart Center Leadership

James E. O'Brien Jr.
Division Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery; Co-Director, The Ward Family Heart Center; 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
Pediatrician-in-Chief; Chairman, Department of Pediatrics; Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Kansas School of Medicine; Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine; Joyce C. Hall Endowed Chair at Children's Mercy; Executive Director for Research Strategy and Implementation; 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, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Karina M. Carlson
Director of Fellowship; 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
Rengasamy  Gowdamarajan
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Marius M. Hubbell
Pediatric Cardiologist; Associate 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
Luisa F. Madronero
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
John  Papagiannis
Pediatric Electrophysiologist; Director of Electrophysiology
Anitha  Parthiban
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Geetha  Raghuveer
Pediatric Cardiologist; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Sanket S. Shah
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Catherine M. Simon
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Tara M. Swanson
Director of Fetal Cardiology; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Svjetlana  Tisma-Dupanovic
Electrophysiologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Jonathan B. Wagner
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
 

Cardiovascular Surgeons

Richard A. Hopkins
Thomas Holder/Keith Ashcraft Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery Research; Director, Cardiac Regenerative Surgery Research Laboratories; Professor of Pediatric Surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Peter  Pastuszko
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Advanced Practice Nurses

Dawn Tucker RN, MSN, APRN, Director
Haley Bell, RN, MSN, APRN
Sarah Burr, RN, MSN, APRN
Lori Erickson, RN, MSN, APRN
Pam Finn, RN, MSN, APRN
Stacey Gibson, RN, MSN, APRN
Darcie Hayden, RN, MSN, APRN
Lee Jackson, RN, MSN, APRN
Mary Jackson, RN, MSN, APRN
Megan Jensen, RN, MSN, APRN
Lisa Laddish, RN, MSN, APRN
Julie Martin, RN, MSN, APRN
Delores McKee, RN, MSN, APRN
Lauren Mitchell, RN, MSN, APRN
Dianna Newton, RN, MSN, APRN
Kitty O’Grady, RN, MSN, APRN
Stacy Reynolds, RN, MSN, APRN
Linda Risley, RN, MSN, APRN
Metta Thompson, RN, MSN, APRN

Cardiac Social Workers

Maria Coughlin
Melissa Loper
Dee Smith 

Exercise Physiologists

Kelli Teson, MS
David White, PhD

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