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Gerald Greil

Gerald Greil, M.D., Ph.D., is the chief of cardiology at Children’s Health℠. He earned his medical degree from the Technical University of Munich, completed his internship in pediatric cardiology at German Heart Centre Munich and his residency in pediatrics at University Children's Hospital Tubingen in Germany. Dr. Greil also completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at University Children's Hospital Tubingen and another in cardiac advanced imaging at Children's Hospital of Boston.

Thomas Zellers

Dr. Thomas Zellers is an interventional cardiologist at Children’s Health℠ who specializes in caring for newborns, children and adults with congenital heart disease. His clinical interests are balloon valvuloplasty, angioplasty, and stenting, coarctation of aorta treatment including coarctation stent, congenital heart disease, minimally invasive heart valve replacement (melody valve site), and transplant catheterization.

Adrian Dyer

Adrian Dyer, M.D., earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She then completed her residency in pediatrics and fellowships in pediatric cardiology and cardiac advanced imaging at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her clinical interest is congenital heart disease.

Alan Nugent

Alan Nugent, M.D. is the director of Interventional Cardiology at Children's Health℠. Dr. Nugent earned his medical degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He completed residencies in pediatrics and pediatrics and child health at Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, as well as a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital. His clinical interests are cardiac intensive care, fetal cardiac intervention, interventional cardiology and pediatric cardiac catheterization.

Animesh Tandon

Animesh Tandon, M.D., earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. After completing his residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine/Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Tandon completed a fellowship in cardiac advanced imaging at Emory University/Children's Hospital of Atlanta. Dr. Tandon’s current clinical and research interests are focused on the use of cardiac MRI (CMR) to aid in noninvasive histology and the understanding of pathophysiology in pediatric cardiology; the use of big data, remote sensing and other emerging technologies in pediatric cardiology; and fellow education. He currently serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Early Career Working Group.

Bibhuti Das

Bibhuti Das, M.D., is a cardiologist at Children’s Health℠. After earning his medical degree at M.K.C.G. Medical College in India, Dr. Das completed pediatric cardiology fellowships at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver and Advocate Children’s Heart Institute in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Dr. Das’ clinical interests include heart failure, heart transplantation, exercise physiology and pulmonary hypertension.

Catherine Ikemba

Dr. Catherine Ikemba is a pediatric cardiologist at Children's Health℠ who specializes in echocardiography and fetal echocardiography. Dr. Ikemba's current interests are building the fetal cardiology program at Children's Health, including prenatal diagnosis, treatment and counseling.

Richard Kirk

Dr. Kirk is a pediatric cardiologist at Children's Health℠. Dr. Kirk has years of experience researching pediatric heart transplants and coordinating transplant care.

Claudio Ramaciotti

Claudio Ramaciotti, M.D., earned his medical degree at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, where he also completed an internship in pediatrics. Dr. Ramaciotti also completed residencies in pediatrics at Hospital Federal dos Servidores de Estado in Brazil and Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, followed by fellowships in pediatric cardiology at the University of London and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Colin Kane

Colin Kane, M.D., earned his medical degree from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware, and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. Dr. Kane's clinical interests include echocardiography, fetal echocardiography and outreach.

David Fixler

David Fixler, M.D., earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago. He completed his residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Children's Memorial Medical Center in Chicago, followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Fixler’s clinical interests include congenital heart disease, epidemiology of birth defects and heart transplants.

Ilana Zeltser

Ilana Zeltser, M.D.,earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She also completed fellowships in pediatric cardiology and pediatric cardiac electrophysiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Zeltser's clinical interests are cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and defibrillator and pacemaker insertion.

Kavita Sharma

Dr. Kavita Sharma graduated medical school from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, completed her residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Jacobi Medical Center, and completed her fellowship at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine in Pediatric Cardiology.

Lisa Heistein

a Heistein, M.D., graduated medical school at Ohio State University and completed her internship and residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Heistein also completed fellowships in pediatric cardiology and echocardiography at Children's Health℠/UT Southwestern Medical Cen

Lynn Mahony

Lynn Mahony, M.D., earned her medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in pediatrics. Dr. Mahony completed her research fellowship and fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco.

Maria Bano

Maria Bano, M.D., is a cardiologist at Children's Health℠ who specializes in heart failure and transplantation.Her clinical interests include heart failure and transplantation, as well as mechanical circulatory support for end-stage heart failure; her research interests include novel imaging techniques to assess right heart dysfunction and imaging techniques in transplant-related coronary artery disease.

Matthew Lemler

Dr. Matthew S. Lemler is a pediatric cardiologist who at Children's Health℠ who specializes in echocardiography, fetal echocardiography and the care of children born with complex heart disease that requires multiple stages of cardiac repair. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Poonam Thankavel

Poonam Thankavel, M.D., is a pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Health. Dr. Thankavel’s clinical and research interests include the use of echocardiography to diagnose complex congenital heart conditions.

Ryan Butts

Ryan Butts is a pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Health℠ who specializes in the treatment of young patients with heart failure and of those in cardiac intensive care. He also monitors and cares for patients who undergo heart transplant surg

Sadia Malik

Sadia Malik, M.D., earned her medical degree at Aga Khan University in Pakistan. After completing her internship in pediatrics at the National Institute of Child Health in Pakistan, Dr. Malik completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Children's Health℠/UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Sarah Blumenschein

Sarah Blumenschein, M.D., earned her medical degree at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. Dr. Blumenschein completed an internship in pediatrics at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York and her residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. She then completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Blumenschein’s clinical interests include congenital heart disease, preventive care, and the diagnosis and treatment of children with familial lipid disorders. She has been named a Texas Super Doctor by Texas Monthly magazine.

Suren Veeram Reddy

Suren Veeram Reddy, M.D., earned his medical degree at Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences in India, where he also completed his internship. Dr. Veeram Reddy then completed a residency in pediatrics at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, followed by a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Children's Hospital of Michigan and another in pediatric interventional cardiology at Children's Health℠/UT Southwestern Medical Center. His clinical interests include biodegradable stents, congenital heart disease, pediatric cardiac catheterization and pediatric cardiol

Vasiliki Dimas

Vasiliki Dimas, M.D., earned her medical degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Oklahoma. She then completed fellowships in pediatric heart failure/transplant and interventional cardiology at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

William Scott

Dr. William Scott is the associate vice chairman for multidisciplinary programs of the Heart Center at Children's Health℠. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society. He has been named one of America's Top Cardiologists by the Consumer Research Council (CRC) every year since 2006; one of the Best Doctors in Dallas by D Magazine every year since 2003; and one of America's Top Pediatricians by the CRC every year since 2010.

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