Board & Staff

The Children's Heart Foundation Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of professionals, doctors, patients, and parents who are passionate about our mission of funding CHD research. Meet the team here:

Staff

For general questions and inquiries: info@childrensheartfoundation.org or (847) 634-6474

Medical Advisory Council

More than 30 leading pediatric cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons comprise the CHF Medical Advisory Council (MAC), which oversees the research granting process:

Dr. Jennifer Hirsch-Romano*, MAC Chair - C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Carl Backer, Past MAC Chair –Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
Dr. Emile Bacha – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York/Columbia, New York, NY
Dr. D. Woodrow Benson – Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (Emeritus Status)
Dr. Christopher Caldarone - Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
Dr. Mitchell Cohen - Inova Health System, Falls Church, VA
Dr. David Cooper – Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Dr. John Costello – MUSC Children's Hospital, Charleston, SC
Dr. Barbara Deal - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
Dr. Richard Friedman - Cohen Children's Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Dr. Joseph Forbess - Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL
Dr. Nancy Ghanayem – Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
Dr. Andrew J. Griffin – University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) (Emeritus Status)
Dr. Courtney Hardy - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
Dr. Jeffery Jacobs – The Congenital Heart Institute of Florida, St. Petersburg, FL
Dr. Jim Jaggers - Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
Dr. Patrick Jay - Washington School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Dr. Kathy Jenkins - Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Dr. Joseph Kay – Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
Dr. John Lamberti – Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA (Emeritus Status)
Dr. Bradley S. Marino – Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
Dr. Marla Mendelson – Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern, Chicago, IL
Dr. Peter Mohler - The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Dr. Jane Wimpfheimer-Newburger – Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Dr. Sara Pasquali - C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. David Sahn – Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR (Emeritus Status)
Dr. Kenneth Schowengerdt – SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Dr. James Tweddell - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Dr. Catherine Webb – C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Thomas Weigel – Private Practice, Chicago, IL
Dr. Vincent Zales – Pediatric Cardiology, Brick, NJ