Meet Our Team

Through an alliance with Mount Sinai and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), our young patients have access to the combined expertise of leading subspecialty physicians from CHOP and the pediatric heart team at Mount Sinai who treat complex cardiac conditions in fetuses, children, and young adults.

Mount Sinai

Peter Pastuszko, MD
Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery; Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Director of Pediatric Cardiovascular Services, Mount Sinai Health System

Khanh Nguyen, MD
Chief of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital; Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery

Ira Parness, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology; Professor
Expertise: Acquired Pediatric and Complex Congenital Heart Disease, Surgical Planning, Fetal and Conventional Echocardiography, Congenital Coronary Anomalies

Howard Seiden, MD
Associate Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology; Director, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care and Inpatient Services; Associate Professor
Expertise: Cardiac Intensive Care, Acquired Pediatric and Complex Congenital Cardiology, Heart Failure & Mechanical Circulatory Support

Rica Arnon, MD
Director, Pediatric Cardiac Exercise Physiology Program; Associate Professor
Expertise: General Cardiology, Exercise Physiology, Cardiac Oncology

Miwa Geiger, MD
Director, Fetal Heart Program; Assistant Professor
Expertise: Fetal Cardiology, Echocardiography, Acquired Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Disease

Bruce Gelb, MD
Director, The Mindich Child Health and Development Institute; Professor
Expertise: Cardiovascular Genetics

Barry Love, MD
Director, Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory; Assistant Professor
Expertise: Arrhythmias, Electrophysiology, RF Ablation, Pacemakers and ICDs, Interventional Catheterization, Adult Congenital Cardiology

Irene Lytrivi, MD
Director, Pediatric Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program; Associate Professor
Expertise: Heart Failure Transplant, Cardiomyopathy, Fetal and Conventional Echocardiography

Rajesh Shenoy, MD
Congenital and Pediatric Echocardiography; Assistant Professor
Expertise: Acquired Pediatric and Complex Congenital Cardiology, Echocardiography, Fetal Cardiology, Obesity in Congenital Heart Disease

Shubhika Srivastava, MBBS
Director, Pediatric Cardiac Noninvasive Imaging Laboratory; Professor
Expertise: Acquired Pediatric and Congenital Echocardiography, Fetal Cardiology, Stress Echocardiography, Advanced Noninvasive Imaging Modalities (e.g., 3D and Myocardial Deformation)

Santosh Uppu, MD
Director, Congenital Cardiac MRI Program; Assistant Professor
Expertise: Congenital Cardiac MRI and CT imaging, Acquired Pediatric and Congenital Echocardiography, Fetal Cardiology, Adult Congenital Cardiology

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Division of Cardiology/Fetal Heart Program

Jack Rychik, MD
Director of the Fetal Heart Program, Robert S. and Dolores Harrington Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology, Associate Chief, Division of Cardiology, Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Expertise: Echocardiography, fetal cardiology, single ventricle physiology

Shobha S. Natarajan, MD
Attending Cardiologist, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine as the University of Pennsylvania
Expertise: Fetal cardiology, vascular function

Karl Degenhardt, MD, PhD
Attending Cardiologist, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine as the University of Pennsylvania

Christine Falkensammer, MD
Attending Cardiologist
Expertise: Echocardiography, fetal cardiology, general pediatric cardiology, newborn congenital heart disease.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Anita L. Szwast, MD
Attending Cardiologist, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Expertise: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Fetal cardiology

Thomas L. Spray, MD
Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mortimer J. Buckley Jr. MD
Endowed Chair in Cardiac Surgery, Professor of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

William Gaynor, MD
Attending Surgeon, Daniel M. Tabas Endowed Chair, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Expertise: Cardiac transplantation, cardiopulmonary and pulmonary transplantation

Stephanie Fuller, MD
Attending Surgeon in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Associate Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Christopher E. Mascio, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Expertise: Cardiac Critical Care Medicine

Andrew T. Costarino, Jr., MD, MSCE
Chief, Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Joshua J. Blinder, MD
Attending Cardiologist, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Associated Faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Aaron G. DeWitt, MD
Attending Cardiologist, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Associated Faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Stacie B. Peddy, MD, MS
Cardiac Intensivist, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Expertise: Cardiac Intensive Care

Marissa A. Brunetti, MD
Cardiac Intensivist, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania