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

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; President of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC); Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Aliessa P. Barnes
Director of Fellowship; Medical Director of Cardiac Transplantation; Associate 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
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
Abhay A. Divekar
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Arpan R. Doshi
Medical Director, Children's Mercy Wichita Cardiology; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Kansas University-Wichita School of Medicine
Hayley S. Hancock
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Natalie M. Jayaram
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
Lindsey E. Malloy-Walton
Pediatric Electrophysiologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine