Meet Our Leadership

Meet the leadership of the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

A photo of Andrew Redington.

Andrew Redington, MD Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute; Chief, Pediatric Cardiology

A photo of Jeffrey Robbins.

Jeffrey Robbins, PhD Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute 513-636-8098

A photo of James S. Tweddell.

James S. Tweddell, MD Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute 513-803-8824

A photo of Thomas Kimball.

Thomas R. Kimball, MD Medical Director, Heart Institute 513-636-8270

A photo of David Morales.

David L.S. Morales, MD Director, Congential Heart Surgery, The Heart Institute 513-803-9150

A photo of James Spaeth.

James P. Spaeth, MD Director, Cardiac Anesthesia 513-636-4408

A photo of Jeffrey Anderson.

Jeffrey B. Anderson, MD, MPH, MBA Chief Quality Officer, Heart Institute 513-636-3865

A photo of Burns Blaxall.

Burns C. Blaxall, PhD, FAHA, FACC, FAPS Director of Translational Science, Heart Institute 513-803-4005

A photo of Clifford Chin.

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

A photo of James Cnota.

James F. Cnota, MD Director of Fetal Echocardiography/Cardiology 513-636-1199

A photo of David Cooper.

David S. Cooper, MD, MPH Director, Cardiac Intensive Care and Chief Safety Officer, Heart Institute 513-803-5448

A photo of Stuart L. Goldstein.

Stuart L. Goldstein, MD, FAAP, FNKF Director, Center for Acute Care Nephrology 513-803-3295

A photo of Haleh C. Heydarian.

Haleh C. Heydarian, MD Director, Single Ventricle Interstage Program and Neurodevelopment and Educational Clinic 513-636-6646

A photo of Russel Hirsch.

Russel Hirsch, MD Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory 513-636-7072

A photo of John Jefferies.

John L. Jefferies, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACC Co-Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy 513-803-2913

A photo of Timothy Knilans.

Timothy K. Knilans, MD Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing 513-636-7269

A photo of Lisa Lee.

Lisa A. Lee, MD Director, Outpatient Services, Heart Institute 859-344-4732

A photo of Angela Lorts.

Angela Lorts, MD Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support 513-803-4580

A photo of Nicolas Madsen.

Nicolas L. Madsen, MD, MPH Director of Cardiac Step-Down Unit 513-636-5476

A photo of Marc Schecter.

Marc G. Schecter, MD Medical Director, Pediatric Lung Transplant Program 513-636-6771

A photo of Robert Siegel.

Robert M. Siegel, MD, FAAP Medical Director, Center for Better Health and Nutrition 513-636-9420

A photo of Michael Taylor.

Michael D. Taylor, MD Director, Advanced Imaging Innovation 513-636-9806

A photo of Elaine Urbina.

Elaine M. Urbina, MD, MS Director, Preventive Cardiology 513-636-8265

A photo of Gruschen R. Veldtman.

Gruschen R. Veldtman, FRCP, MBChB Director of Adult Congenital Heart Disease 513-803-2243

A photo of Wenying Zhang, MD, PhD.

Wenying Zhang, MD, PhD Clinical Director, Heart Institute Diagnostic Laboratory 513-803-7886

Business Leadership

Mark McDonald.Mark McDonald, MA
Assistant Vice President, Finance, Heart Institute
Phone: 513-803-4451

Mark McDonald received an MA from the University of Cincinnati. Subsequently, he held positions with Kaiser Permanente as Manager, Management Engineering, the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati as the Vice President for Cardiovascular Services, and the Ohio Heart and Vascular Center as the Chief Operating Officer prior to joining the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s as the Assistant Vice President (AVP). The Heart Institute AVP role is responsible for the integration of the clinical and research missions of the Heart Institute, strategic planning and daily operational business management. The institute encompasses Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, elements of other medical specialties and basic science research as a completely integrated service line. McDonald is published on strategic planning, operations analysis, facility design and cardiovascular business development. The articles reflect extensive experience in private practice, integrated delivery networks, adult and pediatric cardiovascular services.

Jean Storey.Jean Storey, MSN, RN
Assistant Vice President, Patient Services, Heart Institute and Pediatric Intensive Care
Phone: 513-636-3974 

As the Assistant Vice President of Patient Services in the Heart Institute and Pediatric Intensive Care, Jean Storey participates in strategic planning to accomplish short- and long-term goals and achieve quality, service and growth targets. Jean has extensive experience leading people, building teams and improving and expanding programs in nationally ranked pediatric academic medical centers. She oversees all regulatory and accreditation requirements for the Heart Institute.

Prior to her role at Cincinnati Children’s, Jean led efforts at Children’s Medical Center, Dallas to become the first Fetal Heart Program in the country to be certified by the Joint Commission. There, she implemented the first home surveillance program for neonates with complex congenital heart disease and established their first nursing morbidity and mortality (M/M) conference. She also has facility design experience serving as a key leader in the design of a comprehensive, state-of-the-art heart center at Children’s Medical Center, Dallas.

Mailing Address

The Heart Institute
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Location C
MLC 2003
3333 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229