Integration brings closer alignment of UofL pediatric cardiologists with Norton Children’s Heart Institute

At Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, patients benefit from access to outpatient care with cardiology specialists and inpatient care at Norton Children’s Hospital.

The affiliation between Norton Healthcare, UofL Physicians – Pediatrics and the University of Louisville School of Medicine makes it easier for children and their families to access comprehensive heart care connected to the Norton Children’s network.

At Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, patients benefit from access to outpatient care with cardiology specialists and inpatient care at Norton Children’s Hospital.

The heart institute is home to the only comprehensive pediatric surgery, heart failure and transplant program serving Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric cardiologists, heart surgeons and other professional staff provide care to over 5,000 children with congenital heart defects heart failure and acquired heart conditions each year.

Norton Children’s Heart Institute has one of the only adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) programs in Kentucky, with expertise in caring for the unique health care needs of adults with ACHD. Norton Children’s Hospital is home to the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), the largest dedicated CICU in the state of Kentucky. With 29 tele-echocardiography sites and 17 outreach clinics, Norton Children’s Heart Institute is dedicated to ensuring that pediatric heart patients in Kentucky and Southern Indiana have access to a comprehensive heart program close to home.

Meet Our Team

Bahaaldin Alsoufi, M.D.
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Chief, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

Erle H. Austin III, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Smitha Bullock, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiologist
Medical Director, Novak Center for Children’s Health and Telemedicine

Brian J. Holland, M.D., FAAP, FACC, FASE
Pediatric Cardiologist
Chief, Pediatric Cardiology

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Christopher L. Johnsrude, M.D., M.S., FAAP, FACC
Pediatric Cardiologist
Medical Director, Pediatric and Adult Arrhythmia Services

Edward S. Kim, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiologist
Medical Director, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Catheterization

Deborah J. Kozik, D.O.
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Joshua D. Kurtz, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiologist
Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Catheterization

Lisa Klein, M.D. FAAP, FACC
Pediatric Cardiologist

Jyothi Matta, M.D., FAAP
Pediatric Cardiologist

Ashley E. Neal, M.D., FAAP
Pediatric Cardiologist
Medical Director, Noninvasive Cardiology Imaging

Melissa L. Perrotta, M.D., FAAP
Pediatric Cardiologist
Medical Co-director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Walter L. Sobczyk, M.D., FAAP, FACC
Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiologist
Medical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Director, Outreach Programs

Joshua D. Sparks, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiologist
Medical Director, Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program

Deanna R. Todd Tzanetos, M.D., MSCI, FAAP
Medical Director, Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Medical Director, PICU/CICU ECMO

Sarah J. Wilkens, M.D., MPH
Pediatric Cardiologist
Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program

Lucinda T. Wright, M.D., FAAP, FACC
Pediatric Cardiologist
Medical Director, Fetal Cardiology Program

Farah Craig, APRN
Nurse Practitioner
General Pediatric Cardiology

Brittany Black, APRN
Nurse Practitioner
General Pediatric Cardiology

Lesli Carter, APRN
Nurse Practitioner
General Pediatric Cardiology

Dana M. Fentress, APRN
Nurse Practitioner
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Jessica King, APRN
Nurse Practitioner
General Pediatric Cardiology

Rachael Koebel, APRN
Nurse Practitioner
General Pediatric Cardiology

Mary T. Massey, APRN, MSN, FNP-C, CCTC, CPN
Nurse Practitioner
Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program

Casey Potter, APRN
Nurse Practitioner
General Pediatric Cardiology

Ashley J. Rhinehart, MSN, APRN, FNP
Nurse Practitioner
General Pediatric Cardiology

Rebecca A. Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program


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