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Anita Krishnan, MD is a pediatric cardiologist and clinician scientist, who interests are focused on advanced cardiac imaging, including fetal and peri-operative imaging. Her clinical work is in the echocardiography lab, as well as inpatient and outpatient cardiology. She currently serves as associate director of Echocardiography, with additional roles as a faculty affiliate in the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and Children’s Health Advocacy Institute. Dr. Krishnan’s research interests in fetal cardiology include fetal ECG, as well as reducing health disparities in fetal cardiovascular disease. She is the PI on an NIH funded study to clinically translate a fetal ECG device, and is PI on federal and foundation funded studies related to fetal ECG and fetal health disparities. During the pandemic, she has been active in developing cardiac imaging protocols for pediatric COVID and MISC.
Christopher Lindblade, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the Director of the Fetal Cardiology Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He is a pediatric cardiologist with expertise in advanced imaging modalities including fetal echocardiography and transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. Dr. Lindblade received his BS from Wheaton College and completed his pediatric cardiology training at Indiana University. He is Chair of the Annual Phoenix Children’s Fetal Cardiology Symposium. He serves as co-Chair of the Conference Committee and Secretary on the Executive Board of the Fetal Heart Society.
Anita Moon-Grady, MD, FAAP, FAAC, FASE, is the director of the Fetal Cardiovascular Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. She uses her training in pediatric cardiology and neonatal/perinatal medicine to raise awareness and increase detection of fetal heart problems. Dr. Moon-Grady earned a medical degree from Stanford University, where she also received a Dean’s Award for research in human genetics. At UC Davis, she completed her residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in neonatal/perinatal medicine. Her pediatric cardiology fellowship was completed at UCSF. Dr. Moon-Grady is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography and the American Medical Association. She has been elected fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Society of Echocardiography. She also serves on the board for the Pediatric Council of the American Society of Echocardiography. Dr. Moon-Grady is a founding member of the steering committee for the International Fetal Cardiac Intervention Registry and the UCSF steering committee representative to the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet).
Shaine A Morris, MD MPH, is a fetal and pediatric cardiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) / Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She is an Associate Professor, the Associate Director for Fetal Cardiac Intervention, Associate Fellowship Program Director, and the Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Program at TCH. Dr. Morris uses her combined training in cardiovascular imaging and clinical research design and analysis to lead and collaborate in many types of fetal cardiology research. These investigations range from prospective studies of catheter-based and oxygen-based fetal interventions to state and national population level research. Her overarching focus is using the prenatal and perinatal period to optimize outcomes in children with congenital heart disease. She also currently serves on the Executive Board and Research Collaborative Committee of the Fetal Heart Society.
Sonila Mustafa, RN, MBA(CE), graduated in 2007 from the University of Windsor with a bachelor degree of Science in Nursing and is currently working on her MSc in Business Administration. During her 13+ year career with the Labatt Family Heart Center at Sickkids, she was extensively involved in research such as NIH supported Multi-Center Clinical Trials where she attended the Cardiovascular Genetics in Clinical Practice at Harvard Medical School and Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation research trials. She has been recognized as a valued preceptor in contributing to clinical education from Sickkids and Lawrence S. Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing, U of T. In 2013, she joined the Fetal Cardiac Program which creates a seamless continuum of care for the fetus with heart disease. From initial diagnosis to prenatal evaluation, learning about the heart defect, infant delivery, intensive care management, cardiac surgery and beyond, she helps provide coordination of services and a compassionate voice for parents and families.
Angira Patel, MD, MPH, is a Pediatric and Fetal Cardiologist and medical ethicist at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Her research interests lie at the intersection of pediatric and fetal cardiology and clinical medical ethics. She explores the societal, ethical, and legal implications of emerging technology and intervention as it relates to medical management and shared decision-making in patients with congenital heart disease. She also created and directs a Bioethics Program for residents and fellows at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and is on the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on the Bioethics executive committee.
Dr. Shabnam Peyvandi, MD, MAS, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital and the Associate Director of the Fetal Cardiovascular Program. She is a pediatric cardiologist that specializes in fetal diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease. She is s funded physician researcher with a focus on neurodevelopmental outcomes in CHD. She founded and co-directs the Healthy Hearts & Minds Program at UCSF, which is a longitudinal follow-up program focused on the development and well-being of children with CHD across the life span. is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital and the Associate Director of the Fetal Cardiovascular Program. She is a pediatric cardiologist that specializes in fetal diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease. She is s funded physician researcher with a focus on neurodevelopmental outcomes in CHD. She founded and co-directs the Healthy Hearts & Minds Program at UCSF, which is a longitudinal follow-up program focused on the development and well-being of children with CHD across the life span.
Dr. Nelangi Pinto is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah. She is also the Director of the Fetal Heart Program at Primary Children’s Hospital. She received her undergraduate education at the Harvard University and her M.D. from University of Michigan Medical School. After completing postgraduate training in Pediatrics at the University of Washington she undertook specialty training in Pediatric Cardiology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Pinto’s research is focused on improving prenatal detection of congenital heart disease and understanding the impact of prenatal diagnosis on outcomes. She also has an interest in improving the specialty health care delivery to more rural and distant populations.
Dr. Randall Ricardi is a child and adolescent psychiatry specialist in Phoenix, Arizona and has been practicing for over 30 years.