Pediatric Cardiologists and Cardiac Surgeons

Program Leadership

The pediatric cardiologists at the Heart Program diagnose, treat and manage the care of children of all ages with heart problems.


Anthony F Rossi, MD

Director, Division of Cardiac Critical Care
PSA Chief, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Congenital heart surgery, congenital heart defects, improvement of post-operative care

Redmond P Burke, MD

Director, Cardiovascular Surgery
PSA Chief, Section of Cardiovascular Surgery
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complex aortic arch reconstruction, minimizing surgery trauma, surgical innovation and technology

Cardiovascular Surgery

The Heart Program’s pediatric cardiac surgeons perform a wide range of heart procedures, including surgical repair of complex congenital heart defects.


Kristine Jane Guleserian, MD

PSA Senior Director, Heart Failure and Transplant Program
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Cardiac morphology and pathology, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complex aortic arch reconstruction, heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support of the failing heart

Robert L Hannan, MD

PSA Senior Director, Quality and Analytics
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Minimally invasive cardiac surgery, mechanical support of failing hearts in children, congenital heart surgery ​clinical outcomes

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Outpatient Cardiology


David M Drossner, MD

Director, Ambulatory Outpatient Cardiology
Locations:
Miami,Palm Beach Gardens,Stuart
Clinical Interests:
Outpatient cardiology, fetal cardiology, neurodevelopment in children with heart disease, preventive medicine

Yadira L Martinez-Fernandez, MD

Director, Outpatient Cardiology
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Outpatient cardiology, congenital heart disease, preventive cardiology, echochardiography

Danyal M Khan, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist
Locations:
Miami,Weston
Clinical Interests:
Congenital heart disease, cardiac intensive care

James David Enos, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist
Locations:
Boynton Beach,Palm Beach Gardens,Stuart
Clinical Interests:

Fetal cardiology, advanced cardiac imaging, neurodevelopment, and medical education


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Cardiac Noninvasive Imaging

Cardiac imaging doctors use the most advanced technology to capture images of a patient’s heart. These various techniques allow physicians to make accurate diagnoses and determine the best treatment for each patient.


Cecilio Lopez, MD

Director, Cardiac Non invasive Imaging
Locations:
Aventura,Miami
Clinical Interests:
Congenital heart disease, ventricular function, cardiac non-invasive imaging

Juan Carlos G Muniz, MD

Director, Cardiac MRI Imaging
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Multimodality heart imaging, prototyping of anatomical lesions

Elizabeth Welch, MD

Director, Echocardiography Lab
Locations:
Aventura,Miami
Clinical Interests:
Neonatology, fetal echocardiography, non-invasive imaging

Cardiac Intensive Care

Cardiac intensivists are doctors with special training in pediatric cardiac intensive care. The Heart Program features a state-of-the-art 34-bed dedicated pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) with an entire team of doctors and nursed devoted to the care of children with cardiac conditions.


Juan M Bolivar, MD

Director, Cardiac Intensive Care
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:

Jason C Katz, MD

Director, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Pediatric critical care, supporting advanced training for future pediatric cardiologists

Madalsa Dipak Patel, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Factors effecting postoperative care of cardiac patients, simulation, medical education

Darline Santana-Acosta, MD

Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Risk factors influencing clinical outcomes in neonatal congenital heart disease surgery

Jun Sasaki, MD

Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring, perioperative morbidity of Fontan procedure

Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists use non-surgical techniques to diagnose and treat certain conditions that affect the heart. This technique uses catheters that are threaded through a patient's blood vessels. 


John F Rhodes Jr, MD

Director, Cardiology
PSA Chief, Section of Cardiology
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Diagnostic and interventional catheterization for complex congenital heart disease, management of adult congenital heart disease

Tacy Elizabeth Downing, MD

Interventional and Adult Congenital Cardiologist
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Diagnostic and interventional catheterization for complex congenital heart disease, management of adult congenital heart disease, transcatheter valve replacement

Electrophysiology

Our Cardiac electrophysiologists are specialized cardiologists that have been trained to diagnose and monitor the electrical activities of the heart.


Ronald J Kanter, MD

Director, Electrophysiology
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Electrophysiology, cardiac channelopathies, syncope, arrhytmia, pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, catheter ablation of tachycardia substrates

Sherrie Joy A Baysa, MD

Pediatric Electrophysiologist
Locations:
Aventura,Miami
Clinical Interests:
Arrhythmias, cardiac channelopathies, sudden cardiac death, congenital heart disease, catheter ablation, pacemakers and implantable defibrillators

Michael Manuel Lopez, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Congenital heart disease, arrhythmia and cardiac channelopathies

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Cardiac Anesthesiologists


Christopher F Tirotta, MD

Chief, Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Cardiac Anesthesia
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Pediatric anesthesiology, pre-operative education of children, clinical research

Danielle Ramos Madril, MD

Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologist
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Pediatric cardiact anesthesia, congenital heart disease repair, volunteering for humanitary causes

Richard G. Lagueruela, MD

Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologist
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Pediatric cardiac anesthesia, heart and lung transplants

Nurse Practitioners Specialized in Pediatric Cardiology

Our nurse practitioners coordinate care for patients and communication between all team members. They will provide continuity of care between inpatient and outpatient settings. This includes educating families and staff about heart conditions, ordering diagnostic tests and managing medications, keeping your family, your child and the referring physician informed about progress and visiting your child daily while they are in the hospital.
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)
  • Carmen Fraga-Soto, ARNP
  • Mila Tablante, ARNP
  • Luisa Angel, ARNP
  • Lisa Sosa Tuesta, ARNP
  • Melissa Vidaechea, ARNP
Cardiac Step Down Unit
  • Gina Diaz, ARNP
  • Marcelle Reyes, ARNP
Catheterization Lab
  • Amanda Green, ARNP
  • Melissa Olen, ARNP
Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Lynda Rusinowski, ARNP
  • Jane Salvaggio, ARNP
  • Chantel Mouttet, ARNP
  • Jessica Miller, ARNP
  • Cristi Tyler, ARNP
High Risk Clinic
  • Stefania Sarno, ARNP
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 Physicians identified with a Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) logo are employees of PSA, which is part of Miami Children's Health System, and are not employees of Nicklaus Children's Hospital. All other physicians listed on the website are in private medical practices.