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Meet our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Team

Le Bonheur and Methodist University Hospital have created a team of specialists to care for the complex needs of adults with congenital heart defects. Because adults have different medical needs than infants and children, our ACHD program combines expertise from both fields of medicine to ensure the highest quality of care. The pediatric and adult cardiology and surgery teams come together at a monthly care conference to discuss cases and the best treatment options for our patients.

Medical Director

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Dr. Waller is the medical director of cardio-imaging, certified by the American Board of Pediatrics with a cardiology subspecialty and is an associate professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He specializes in interventional pediatric cardiology, including therapeutic catheterizations for critically ill neonates, critically ill preoperative patients and complex cases of adults with congenital heart disease; transcatheter closure of intracardiac shunts.

Surgical Director

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Dr. Boston is the surgical director of the heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support program at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, surgical director of Le Bonheur's adult congenital heart disease program and an associate professor at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and completed residency and fellowship at Mayo Clinic.

Cardiology

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Dr. Hendrickson is an assistant professor with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He specializes in Adult Congenital Heart Disease.

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Dr. Guerrier is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics with a cardiology subspecialty. She is an assistant professor with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

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Ryan Stephens is a nurse practitioner for the Le Bonheur ACHD program. Stephens was born with tetralogy of Fallot and underwent surgical repair as a child. He now enjoys an active life with few limitations.

Program Nurse

Jessica Johnson, RN

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