• Meet the Team

    Meet the team members of the Heart Institute's Heart Failure and Transplant Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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    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

    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


    Jacob Mathew, MBBS Heart Failure, Transplant Fellow, Division of Cardiology, Heart Institute 513-636-3124

    A photo of David Morales.

    David L. S. Morales, MD Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Institute, Cardiothoracic Surgery 513-803-9150

    A photo of Thomas D. Ryan.

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

    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 Ivan Wilmot.

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

  • *Additional team members include transplant social workers, transplant pharmacists, financial counselors, hospital chaplains, pediatric dentists, and psychology/child life specialists.