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.

Physicians

Pedro J. del Nido, MD

Pedro J. del Nido, MD

Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery William E. Ladd Professor of Child Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Christopher W. Baird, MD

Christopher W. Baird, MD

Assistant, Department of 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 of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Frances Fynn-Thompson, MD

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

David Hoganson, MD

Assistant in Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiac Surgery Instructor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Aditya Kaza, MD

Aditya "AK" Kaza, MD

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

John Mayer, Jr., MD

Senior Associate, Department of Cardiac Surgery Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Meena Nathan, MD, FRCS, MPH

Meena Nathan, MD, FRCS, MPH

Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery Instructor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Luis Guillermo Quinonez, MD, FRCS(C)

Luis Guillermo Quinonez, MD, FRCS(C)

Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery Instructor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Nathalie Roy, MD

Nathalie Roy, MD

Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery Instructor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Perfusionist

Gregory Matte, CCP, LP, FPP

Gregory Matte, CCP, LP, FPP

Chief Perfusionist and Manager, Cardiovascular Perfusion

Physician Assistants

Tiffany Chvez, MS, PA-C

Tiffany Chavez, MS, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery
 Edward Horgan, PA-C, MSHS, MPH

Edward Horgan, PA-C, MSHS, MPH

Physician Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery
 Barbara Rhodes, PA-C, MS, RN

Barbara Rhodes, PA-C, MS, RN

Physician Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery
brenda-sefton

Brenda Sefton, PA-C, MSHS

Lead Physician Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery

Administrative

Sandra Pittenger

Sandra Pittenger

International Case Coordinator, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Sue-mei Portugues

Sue-mei Portugues

Global Patient Access Manager, Department of Cardiac Surgery