Pediatric Cardiologists

Pediatric Cardiologists


Maria Bano

Maria Bano, M.D., is a cardiologist and Director of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory at Children's Health℠, specializing in heart failure, heart transplant and Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD). She is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.  Her clinical interests include heart function 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.

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

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.

David Sutcliffe

Dr. David Sutcliffe is a pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Health℠. Dr. Sutcliffe specializes in caring for children with heart failure using advanced cardiac therapies such as ventricular assist device support and heart transplant.


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