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Pediatric Cardiology Faculty

Andrew M. Atz, M.D

Professor
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Undergraduate: 
University of Florida
Medical School: 
University of Florida
Residency: 
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: 
Boston Children's Hospital
Specialty: 
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

G. Hamilton Baker, M.D.

Associate Professor
Undergraduate: 
University of Michigan
Medical School: 
Albany Medical College
Residency: 
Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship: 
Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty:
General Cardiology 

 

Varsha M. Bandisode, M.D.

Professor
Director, Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization & Intervention
Undergraduate:
University of Georgia
Medical School: 
Mercer University
Residency: 
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Fellowship:
Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty:
Pediatric Intervention Catheterization

Jason R. Buckley, M.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Undergraduate:
Cornell University
Medical School:
University of South Florida
Residency:
Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship: 
Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty:
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

 

Nicole B. Cain, M.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Electrophysiology
Undergraduate:
Marshall University
Medical School: 
Marshall University School of Medicine
Residency:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Fellowship:
Children’s Hospital of  Pittsburgh
Adv Fellowship:
Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty: 
Electrophysiology

Shahryar M. Chowdhury, M.D., MSCR

Associate Professor
Associate Director,
Pediatric Cardiology
Fellowship Program
Undergraduate:
University of Florida
Medical School:
University of Florida
Residency:
University of South Carolina
Fellowship:
Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty:
Non-invasive Imaging

 

John M. Costello, M.D.

Professor
Director of Research, Pediatric Heart Program
Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics
Undergraduate:
University of Notre Dame
Medical School:  Northwestern University Medical Center
Residency:  Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Fellowship: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Specialty:
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

Geoff A. Forbus, M.D.

Professor
Undergraduate:
Mississippi State University
Medical School:
University of Mississippi
Residency:
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Fellowship:
Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty: 
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
Non-invasive Imaging

 

Stephanie S. Gaydos, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Undergraduate:
Indiana University
Medical School:
Southern Illinois University
Residency:
Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship:
Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty:
Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Eric M. Graham, M.D.

Professor
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Undergraduate:
Indiana University
Medical School:
University of Illinois
Residency:
Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship:
Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty:
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

 

Heather T. Henderson, M.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Therapies (PACT) Team
Undergraduate:
College of Charleston
Medical School: 
Medical University of South Carolina
Residency:
University of Alabama
Fellowship: 
Emory University School of Medicine
Specialty: 
Heart Failure & Transplant

Anthony M. Hlavacek, M.D.

Professor
Pediatric Cardiac Step-Down Unit (8D)
Director, Cardiac CT
Undergraduate:
Texas Christian University
Medical School:
Baylor College of Medicine
Residency:
Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship:
Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty: 
Non-invasive imaging

 

Lanier B. Jackson, M.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Pediatric Cardiac Step-down Unit 
Undergraduate:
Wake Forest University
Medical School:
Medical College of Georgia
Residency:
University of Virginia
Fellowship:
Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty:
Electrophysiology

 

Kimberly E. McHugh, M.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Pediatric Cardiology Clinic
Undergraduate:
Clemson University
Medical School: 
Medical University of South Carolina
Residency:
University of Virginia
Fellowship:
Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty:
Outpatient Cardiology

Laura E. Murray, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Undergraduate:
Wofford College
Medical School:
Medical University of South Carolina
Residency:
Vanderbilt University
Fellowship: 
Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty:
General Cardiology

Arni C. Nutting, M.D., MPE

Associate Professor
Director, Cardiac MR
Undergraduate:
University of Calgary
Medical School:
University of Calgary
Residency:
University of Calgary / Alberta Children's Hospital
Fellowship:
McGill University Montreal Children's Hospital
Specialty:
Non-invasive Imaging

Scott A. Pletzer, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Undergraduate:
Miami University
Medical School: 
Indiana University
Fellowship:
University of South Carolina
Specialty:
Non-invasive imaging

John F. Rhodes, M.D.

Professor
Director of Operations, Congenital Heart Center
Undergraduate:
North Carolina State University
Medical School:
Brody School of Medicine
Residency:
Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship: 
Mount Sinai
Specialty: 
Pediatric Interventional Catheterization

 

Andrew J. Savage, M.D.

Associate Professor
Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Therapies (PACT) 
Undergraduate:
University of Pennsylvania
Medical School:
Medical University of South Carolina
Residency:
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Fellowship:
Medical University of South Carolina

Mark A. Scheurer, M.D.

Professor
Chief Medical Officer, Children's Hospital
Undergraduate:
University of Tennessee
Medical School:
University of Tennessee
Residency:
Duke University
Fellowship:
Medical University of South Carolina
Adv Fellowship:
Boston Children's Hospital
Speciality:
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

 

Luke W. Schroeder, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Undergraduate:
University of St. Thomas
Medical School:
University of Minnesota
Residency:
University of Minnesota
Fellowship:
Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty:
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

Carolyn L. Taylor, M.D.

Professor
Director, Pediatric Echocardiography Lab
Undergraduate:
University of North Carolina
Medical School:
University of North Carolina
Residency:  
University of Florida
Fellowship: 
University of Florida
Adv Fellowship:
Boston Children's Hospital
Specialty:
Non-invasive imaging

Sinai C. Zyblewski, M.D., MSCR

Professor
Director, Fetal Cardiology Program
Director, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program
Undergraduate: 
Brown University
Medical School:
Medical University of South Carolina
Residency:
Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship:
Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty:
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
Non-invasive imaging

Angela McKeta, PA

Inpatient Cardiology
Undergraduate:
University of Pittsburgh
Graduate:
Duquesne University

Fances K. Woodard, CPNP

Fetal and Single Ventricle Coordinator
Undergraduate:
Medical University of South Carolina
Graduate:
Medical University of South Carolina

Vanessa Adams, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplant Nurse Practitioner
Undergraduate:
University of South Carolina
Graduate:
Medical University of South Carolina

 

Ali Burnette, MSN, FNP-C, CCTC

Pediatric Heart Transplant Nurse Practitioner
Heart Failure/Transplant
Undergraduate:
Medical University of South Carolina
Graduate:
Medical University of South Carolina

Cardiothoracic Surgery

 

Scott M. Bradley, M.D.

Professor
Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Undergraduate:
Harvard University
Medical School:
Harvard University
Residency:
Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship:
University of Michigan
Adv Fellowship:
University of California

Minoo N. Kavarana, M.D.

Associate Professor
Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Medical School:
M. P. Shah Medical College
Surgical Residency:
New York Medical College 
Fellowships:
University of Louisville
University of Michigan

 

Taufiek (Konrad) Rajab, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Medical School:
University of Cambridge
Surgical Residency:
Brigham and Woman's Hospital
(Harvard Medical School)
Fellowship:
Children's Hospital Colorado (University of Colorado)

Catherine Rubinstein, NP

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Undergraduate:
Medical University of South Carolina
Graduate: 
Medical University of South Carolina
Post-Graduate Certification (CCRN):
Medical University of South Carolina

 

Jacquelyn Joseph, PA-C, MSPAS

Undergraduate:
College of Charleston
Graduate:
Radford University Carilion

Jennifer Reeves, PA

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Undergraduate:
Clemson University
Graduate:
Medical University of South Carolina

Kristi Fogg, MS, RD, LDN

Pediatric Cardiology Dietitian
Undergraduate:
University of Rhode Island
Graduate:

Lauren Haney, PharmD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, SC College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Undergraduate:
College of Charleston
Pharmacy School:
Medical University of South Carolina
Pharmacy Residency:
Medical University of South Carolina