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Medical Advisory Council

Frank Cetta MD
Pediatric Cardiologist
Mayo Clinic
Albina Popova*
Program Manager
Heart to Heart
Mark Cocalis MD
Pediatric Cardiologist
UC San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital
Gary Raff MD
Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon
UC Davis Medical Center
Josie Everett, Executive Director*
Team Leader & Senior Interpreter
Heart to Heart
Janet Simsic MD
Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
George Falkowski MD*
Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon
Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Nathaniel Taggart MD*
Pediatric Cardiologist
Mayo Clinic
Keith Flachsbart MD, Board President
Cardiac Surgeon
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco
David Teitel MD
Pediatric Cardiologist
UC San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital
Maryanne Kessel RN, MBA
Team Leader & Program Development Consultant
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Herma Heart Center
Elizabeth Wilson MD
Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologist
Emory University Hospital/CHOA

Bert Litwin MD

Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Herma Heart Center
Nilas Young MD, Founder & Medical Director
Cardiac Surgeon
UC Davis Medical Center

Natalia Lusin PhD*

Statistician & Interpreter
Heart to Heart
*fluent speaker of Russian
fluent speaker of Spanish