Course Directors

Shyam K. Sathanandam, MD, FSCAI

Director of Neonatolgy
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Iowa


Ranjit Philip, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Memphis, TN


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Leah M Apalodimas, MSN, APN, CCRN, CPNP

Nursing Director

Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology

Instructor, College of Nursing

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Memphis, TN


Ajay Talati, MD

Sheldon B Korones endowed Professor and Chief, Neonatology

Professor, Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology

Vice-Chair for education, Pediatrics

Medical Director, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital NICU

Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, TN


Mark Weems, MD

Associate Editor, Pediatrics in Review

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Memphis, TN


Neonatology

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William Benitz, MD

Professor, Neonatal and Developmental Medicine

Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Stanford University Medical Center

Palo Alto, CA


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Shahab Noori, MD, MS, CBTI, RDCS

Associate Professor, Keck School of Medicine

University of Southern California

Director of Clinical Research

Division of Neonatology

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA


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Ronald Clyman, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

San Francisco, CA


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Patrick McNamara, MB, BCh, BAO, DCh, MRCPCH, MSc (Paeds), FRCPC

Director of Neonatolgy

Professor of Pediatrics

University of Iowa


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John Jeffrey Reese, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Mildred Thornton Stahlman Chair in Perinatal Research

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Associate Director of Laboratory Research

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN


Neonatology & Cardiology

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Carl Backes, Jr., MD

Neonatology & Cardiology

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Columbus, OH


Shazia Bhombal, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Medical Director, NICU Heart Team

Division of Neonatal & Developmental Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine

Cardiology

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Matthew J. Gillespie, MD, FSCAI

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA


Vijaya M Joshi, MD

Medical Director of Non-invasive Cardiology LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center

Medical Director Echocardiography lab, St Jude Children’s Research Hosptial

Professor, Pediatric Cardiology

Professor, Surgery

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Memphis, TN


Tom Forbes, MD

Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

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Evan Zahn, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Director, Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

Los Angeles, CA


Glenn Thomas Wetzel, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Memphis, TN


David Nykanen, MD

Co- Director, The Heart Center

Chief, Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization

Arnold Palmer Hospital For Children

Orlando, Florida


Shabana Shahanavaz, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

St. Louis, MO

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Athar M. Qureshi, MD, FSCAI

Associate Director, CE Mullins Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Texas Children’s Hospital

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX


Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD

Executive Co-Director, The Heart Institute 

Chief, Pediatric Cardiology

St. Jude Professor and Chair of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Research

Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Strategy

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Memphis, TN


Jason Johnson, MD, MHS

Director, Cardiac MRI

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, TN


Benjamin Rush Waller, III., MD

Medical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Professor of Pediatrics

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, TN


Michael O’Byrne, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA


Daniel Levi, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

UCLA School of Medicine

Los Angeles, CA


Tom Doyle, MD

Ann and Monroe Carell Jr. Family Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN

Cardiothoracic Surgery & Anesthesia

Christopher J Knott-Craig, MD, FACS

Executive Co-Director, Le Bonheur Heart Institute

Professor of Surgery

Chief, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, TN


Umar Boston, MD

Surgical Director, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure and ACHD

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Associate Professor of Surgery

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, TN


Adam Willis, MD, PhD

Director - Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Memphis, TN


 

Nursing

Ruth Seaton, MSN

Clinical Educator, NICU

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Memphis, TN


Kimberly Allen, BSN, RN

Patient Care Coordinator

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Memphis, TN


Chandler Williams, RN

Staff Nurse, NICU

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Memphis, TN


Julia Peredo, RN

Staff Nurse, NICU

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Memphis, TN


Research Faculty

Elaine Shelton, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology

Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN