Faculty

The UF Health Congenital Heart Center serves children (newborns through adolescents) and adults of all ages who have congenital and acquired heart disease. Our experienced team of cardiac experts — cardiovascular surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, critical care specialists, nurse practitioners, physician extenders, nurses, pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, pediatric cardiac perfusionists, radiologists and allied professionals — ensure you receive the best and most appropriate care and treatment.

Mark Bleiweis, M.D.Mark Bleiweis, MD

The William G. Lassiter Jr. and
Aneice R. Lassiter Professorship
Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics
Director, UF Health Congenital
Heart Center
Chief, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, UF Health Shands
Children’s Hospital

Biagio Pietra, MDBiagio “Bill” Pietra, MD

The Virginia Root Sutherland Professor in Pediatric Cardiology
Professor & Chief,
Pediatric Cardiology
Associate Director, UF Health Congenital Heart Center

F. Jay Fricker, MDF. Jay Fricker, MD

Gerold L. Schiebler Eminent
Scholar in Pediatric Cardiology
Professor, Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Fellowship Training Program

Randall Bryant, MDRandall M. Bryant, MD Arun ChandranArun Chandran, MBBS, FAAP, FACC Philip Chang, MDPhilip Chang, MD
Jen Co-VuJennifer Co-Vu, MD Curt DeGroff, MSEE, MDCurt DeGroff, MSEE, MD Mohammad Ebraheem, MDMohammad Ebraheem, MD
James Curt Fudge, MD, MHSJames Curt Fudge Jr., MD, MHS Matthew FurstMatthew Furst, MD Dipankar Gupta, MBBS, DCH, MDDipankar Gupta, MBBS. DCH, MD
John Hellrung, MD, FAAPJohn M. Hellrung, MD, FAAP
Jason Ho, MDJason Ho, MD  Gerard Holmes, MD
Maria IrwinMaria Irwin, MD Desiree Machado, MDDesiree “Desi” Machado, MD Diego Moguillansky, MDDiego Moguillansky, MD, MS
Joseph Philip, MBBS, MD, FAAP Joseph Philip, MBBS, MD, FAAP Andrew PitkinAndrew Pitkin, MBBS, MRCP, FRCA
Karl Reyes, MDKarl Reyes, MD
Teresa RocaTheresa Roca, MD Arwa Saidi, MEd, MBBCh, FAAP, FACCArwa Saidi, MEd, MBBCH,
FAAP, FACC
Renata Shih, MDRenata Shih, MD
Matthew Steiner, MDMatthew Steiner, MD Kevin J. SullivanKevin Sullivan, MD
Michael Tsifansky, MDMichael Tsifansky, MD
Giridhar Venkata Kaliki, MDGiridhar Venkata Kaliki, MD
Himesh Vyas, MDHimesh V. Vyas, MD
Bevin Weeks, MDBevin Weeks, MD
Mark Wesley, MD