Our Team

At the UF Health Congenital Heart Center, our care team of physicians, nurses, physicians assistants, and nurse practitioners are among the best anywhere. US News & World Report ranked the UF Health Congenital Heart Center among the Top 15 pediatric cardiology and heart surgery centers in the country, and top in the state of Florida.

As part of the world-renowned UF Academic Health Center and Shands HealthCare systems, we have ready access to specialists in obstetrics, neonatology, genetics, hematology, pharmacology, endocrinology, neurology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, and many other pediatric medical specialties. Our team provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for children and adults with congenital and acquired heart disease.

Our inpatient care is provided at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Additionally, our outpatient care is located at UF Health Pediatric Specialties – Medical Plaza in Gainesville, Florida, and the Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart in Pensacola, Florida.

We also have a full team of clinical and administrative staff who help us ensure we take care of not only our patients but their families as well. We do our very best to make your experiences as comfortable as possible and provide you with the information you need about your child’s diagnosis so you can be as knowledgeable as possible to make informed decisions about care and treatment plans. We strongly encourage you to ask questions, and if you have any concerns or any poor experiences, please don’t hesitate to tell us. We are dedicated to providing our pediatric and adult heart patients with a safe, educational, healing environment that puts them and their families first.

Our multidisciplinary group includes experts in the areas of:

  • Adult congenital cardiology
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Congenital heart surgery
  • Electrophysiology
  • Fetal cardiology
  • Heart, lung, and heart-lung transplantation
  • Heart failure
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Noninvasive cardiac imaging
  • Transplant cardiology
  • Ventricular-assist device implants
  • Transplant cardiology