• 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.

    For immediate assistance please contact: 

    Lauren Burkhart
    Administrative Coordinator

  • A photo of Angela Lorts.

    Angela Lorts, MD Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program 513-803-4580

    A photo of David Morales.

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

    A photo of Clifford Chin.

    Clifford Chin, MD Co-Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy 513-803-3151

    A photo of John Jefferies.

    John Lynn Jefferies, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACC Co-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 Chet Villa.

    Chet R. Villa, MD Attending Physician, Heart Institute 513-636-8481

    A photo of Ivan Wilmot.

    Ivan Wilmot, MD Heart Failure, Transplant, Ventricular Assist Device Physician 513-803-2913

    A photo of Amanda Schubert.

    Amanda Schubert, BSN, RN Coordinator, VAD Program 513-803-8691