Department of Cardiac Surgery | Meet Our Team

Our cardiac surgery team is made up of six surgeons who are dedicated exclusively to patients with congenital heart disease and other rare heart conditions. Each specializes in a specific area of heart surgery, including valve repair, heart transplantation and surgery for adult congenital heart disease.

Pedro del Nido, MD

Pedro J. del Nido, MD

Chief of Cardiac Surgery, William E. Ladd Professor of Child Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Christopher W. Baird, MD

Christopher W. Baird, MD

Assistant in Cardiac Surgery; Director, Congenital Heart Valve Program, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Sitaram Emani, MD

Sitaram Emani, MD

Associate in Cardiac Surgery; Surgical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Program; Director, Complex Biventricular Repair Program; Surgical Director, Division of Cardiovascular Critical Care, Associate Professor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Francis Fynn-Thompson

Francis Fynn-Thompson, MD

Surgical Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program; Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program; Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program; Associate in Cardiac Surgery; Co-Director, Center for Airway Disorders, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

David Hoganson, MD

Assistant in Cardiac Surgery, Instructor in Surgery
AK Kaza MD

Aditya (A.K.) Kaza, MD

Associate in Cardiac Surgery; Director, Neonatal Cardiac Surgery Program, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
John Mayer

John Mayer Jr., MD

Senior Associate in Cardiac Surgery, Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Luis Guillermo Quinonez MD BSc

Luis Guillermo Quinonez, MD, FRCS(C)

Assistant in Cardiac Surgery, Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Meena Nathan, MD, FRCS

Meena Nathan, MD, FRCS

Assistant in Cardiac Surgery, Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Gregory Matte, CCP, LP, FPP

Chief Perfusionist and Manager,
Tiffany Chavez MS PA-C

Tiffany Chavez, MS, PA-C

Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant,
Edward Horgan PA

Edward Horgan, PA-C, MSHS, MPH

Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant,
Barbara Rhodes PA

Barbara Rhodes, PA-C, MS, RN

Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant,
brenda-sefton

Brenda Sefton, PA-C, MSHS

Lead Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant,
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Kaitlin Ward, PA-C, MS

Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant,