• Meet the Team

    The Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program 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. Learn more about our staff.

    Aimee Burns Gardner, CCP
    Ventricular Assist Device Practice Lead
    513-636-8191
    aimee.gardner@cchmc.org

    Megan del Corral, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Ventricular Assist Device Clinical Lead
    (513) 803-7938
    megan.delcorral@cchmc.org

  • A photo of Angela Lorts.

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

    A photo of David Morales.

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

    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 John Jefferies.

    John Lynn Jefferies, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACC Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy 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 Ivan Wilmot.

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