Cardiovascular Connective Tissue Care Team

Our Connective Tissue Disorders Program care team consists of a wide range of specialists who have deep expertise in treating children with connective tissue disorders and can help your child. Our team members are certified according to their specialty, and teach at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Claudia Algaze, MD

Claudia Algaze, MD, is the Cardiovascular Connective Tissue Disorders Program Director. Dr. Algaze is board certified in Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatrics.

Areas of expertise: pediatric cardiology, connective tissue disorders

Frank Hanley, MD

Frank Hanley, MD, is the Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and he is the Lawrence Crowley, MD, Endowed Professor in Child Health. Dr. Hanley is board certified in Thoracic Surgery.

Areas of expertise: cardiothoracic surgery, Marfan syndrome, tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries (TGA) and unifocalization

Elif Seda Selamet Tierney, MD

Elif Seda Selamet Tierney, MD, is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology.

Areas of expertise: Marfan Syndrome and Loeys Dietz Syndrome

Uta Francke, MD

Uta Francke, MD, is board certified in Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics.

Areas of expertise: genetics

Suha Bachir, MD, MS, FACMG

Suha Bachir, MD, MS, FACMG, is board certified in Clinical Genetics and Genomics.

Areas of expertise: genetics

Abanti Chaudhuri, MD

Abanti Chaudhuri, MD, is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology.

Areas of expertise: nephrology

Miguel Moreno, MD

Miguel Moreno, MD, is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology.

Areas of expertise: child neurology including headaches and migraine, developmental delays and epilepsy

Meghan Imrie, MD

Meghan Imrie, MD, is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery.

Areas of expertise: scoliosis and other spinal deformities, orthopedic trauma, hip dysplasia, clubfoot and other foot and ankle deformities, neuromuscular conditions

Hilary Seeley, MD

Hilary Seeley, MD, is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology.

Areas of expertise: endocrinology

Allan Reiss, MD

Allan Reiss, MD, is board certified in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Areas of expertise: child and adolescent psychiatry, neurodevelopmental and neurogenetic disorders

Mark Beidelman, PsyD

Mark Beidelman, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist.

Areas of expertise: neuropsychology

Tracy Jordan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist.

Areas of expertise: clinical psychology

Samantha A. Mourrain, MS, RN

Samantha A. Mourrain, MS, RN, Nurse Coordinator

Kirstie MacMillen Lechich, PA-C

Kirstie MacMillen Lechich, PA-C, Physician Assistant

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown, is the Program Manager of the Cardiovascular Connective Tissue Disorders Program.

    A patient's care team includes other Stanford Medicine Children's Health providers. We coordinate these specialists through a single point of contact to simplify care and coordination. Based on the patient's diagnosis, the core care team may include members from the following teams: