• Meet the Team

    Cardiomyopathy at Cincinnati Children's is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child’s unique needs.

  • A photo of Chesney Castleberry.

    Chesney Castleberry, MD Heart Failure, Transplant, VAD Physician 513-803-2913

    A photo of Clifford Chin.

    Clifford Chin, MD Medical Director, Pediatric Heart Transplant Services 513-803-1675


    Richard J. Czosek, MD 513-636-2237

    A photo of Lisa Dodd.

    Lisa M. Dodd, MSSW, LISW Social Worker, The Heart Institute 513-636-0328

    A photo of John Jefferies.

    John Lynn Jefferies, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACC Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy 513-803-1675

    A photo of Angela Lorts.

    Angela Lorts, MD Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program 513-803-1675

    A photo of Thomas D. Ryan.

    Thomas D. Ryan, MD, PhD Heart Failure, Transplant, VAD Physician 513-803-2913

    A photo of David Spar.

    David S. Spar, MD Pediatric Electrophysiologist, Heart Institute, Pediatric Cardiology 513-636-4432

    A photo of Shelly Stark.

    Shelly L. Stark, MSN, APRN, CPNP-AC Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Heart Failure/Cardiomyopathy/Transplant, Heart Institute 513-803-9011

    A photo of BreAnn Taylor.

    BreAnn Taylor, PharmD, BCPS Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Outpatient Cardiology, Division of Pharmacy 513-636-4292

    A photo of Jeffrey Towbin.

    Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD, FAAP, FACC, FAHA Director, Heart Institute Diagnostic Laboratory 513-636-3049

    A photo of Ivan Wilmot.

    Ivan Wilmot, MD Heart Failure, Transplant, VAD Physician 513-803-2913