World-Renowned Cardiac Physicians

Staffed by internationally renowned cardiac experts who are leaders in the respective fields, including some of the country's top interventionists and cardiac surgeons, our dedicated team of expert cardiac physicians provides the complete spectrum of pediatric and congenital heart care. Here, our pediatric cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, interventionists and specially trained cardiac nurses work collaboratively to provide high-quality, complex cardiac care for patients in utero to adulthood.

Unlike some medical centers or stand-alone children's hospitals, we offer advanced cardiac care including advanced surgical and catheter-based interventions. We also have the infrastructure to skillfully care for adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease and work closely with community physicians to allow the patient's own primary cardiologist to continue care while in the hospital. This provides for a cohesive cardiac team than knows what is happening in your care, both in and out of the hospital setting.

A Multidisciplinary Team

The multidisciplinary cardiac team at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Heart Institute is comprised of numerous professionals, including world-renowned cardiologists, who are committed to your child's health and well-being. Our multidisciplinary team includes:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Cardiologists
  • Cardiac intensivists
  • Cardiac surgeons
  • Cardiovascular nurses
  • Child life specialists
  • Child psychiatric consultants
  • Clinical dieticians
  • Family advocates
  • Hospital volunteers
  • Interpreters
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Patient care coordinators
  • Perfusionists
  • Resource specialists

Our Team

Dr. Steven Bibevski Steven Bibevski, MD/PhD Pediatric & Congenital Cardiac Surgeon
Dr. Edward L. Bove Edward Bove, MD Pediatric Cardiac Program Teaching/Education Mentor
Dr. Kak-Chen Chan Kak-Chen Chan, MD, MBBS Medical Director & Chief of the Pediatric Cardiology & Interventional Services Program
Dr. Maryanne Chrisant Maryanne Chrisant, MD Medical Director of Pediatric Heart Transplant
Cardiomyopathy & Heart Failure Services
Dr. Ioana Dumitru Ioana Dumitru, MD, FACC Medical Director, Adult Transplant
Dr. Enrique Gongora Enrique Gongora, MD Surgical Director, Adult Transplant
Dr. Larry Latson Larry A. Latson, MD, FAAP, FAAC, FSCAI Medical Director of Pediatric & Congenital Interventional Cardiology
Dr. Gerald Lavandosky Gerald Lavandosky, MD, FAAP, FCCP Secretary/Treasurer
Executive Leadership Staff
Dr. Richard Perryman Richard Perryman, MD Chief of Cardiac Surgical Services for Memorial Healthcare System
Medical Director of Memorial Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Chief of Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Dr. Frank Scholl Frank Scholl, MD Chief, Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Surgical Director, Pediatric Heart Transplant
Dr. Lilliam Valdes-Cruz Lilliam Valdes-Cruz, MD Director, Pediatric Noninvasive Congenital Cardiac Imaging Services
Dr. Ming-Lon Young Ming-Lon Young, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACC, FHRS, CCDS Director of Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology