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Cardiorenal Program Care Team

Scott Sutherland, MD

Scott Sutherland, MD, is the nephrology director of the Pediatric Cardiorenal Program and he oversees the monthly comprehensive clinics that bring our young heart failure and cardiac transplantation patients together with our cardiac specialists, nephrologists, transplant and heart failure nurse practitioners, nutritionists, and cardiac fellows and residents. Our collaborative approach optimizes treatment and improves patient and provider experiences. We strive to maintain an environment where our extraordinary heart and kidney specialists can have a profound impact on each patient’s life.

David N. Rosenthal, MD

David N. Rosenthal, MD, is the cardiology director of the Pediatric Cardiorenal Program and the director of the Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Therapies (PACT) Program. He works closely with cardiology and nephrology to pursue the most coordinated, innovative and effective treatments for our young patients. Our entire team emphasizes respect for each child and clear communication with families.

Christopher Almond, MD

Christopher Almond, MD, completed fellowship training in pediatric cardiology at Boston’s Children’s Hospital in 2005 and joined the faculty at Stanford in 2014. He is the Director of Clinical Research in the PACT program with a strong focus on clinical research in heart failure.

Daniel Bernstein, MD

Daniel Bernstein, MD, is the former Director of the Children’s Heart Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and is the Alfred Woodley Salter and Mabel Salter Endowed Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University and Stanford faculty since 1986. He is primarily engaged in translational heart failure research.

Sharon Chen, MD

Sharon Chen, MD, completed her fellowship training at Stanford in June 2015 and joined the PACT faculty immediately afterward. She is focused on clinical care combined with clinical research in heart failure and single ventricle patients.

John Dykes, MD

John Dykes, MD, completed his fellowship training at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Florida and Stanford and joined our PACT faculty in 2017. His research interests include non-invasive monitoring of heart failure patients, advanced heart failure, and novel strategies for mechanical circulatory support in complex congenital disease.

Seth Hollander, MD

Seth Hollander, MD, completed his fellowship at Stanford and joined as PACT faculty in 2012. He is the Associate Section Chief of Pediatric Transplantation and performs both clinical care and clinical research in pediatric heart transplantation.

Beth Kaufman, MD

Beth Kaufman, MD, is the Director of the Cardiomyopathy Program since joining Stanford faculty in 2013 and a former chair of the Pediatric Council of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. She participates actively in clinical care of children with heart failure and transplantation and in related clinical research.

Elizabeth Profita, MD

Elizabeth Profita, MD, completed her fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital and joined the PACT faculty in 2018. Her research interests are focused on improving heart transplant outcomes.

Joanne Lee, Pharmacist

Joanne Lee, Pharmacist