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Meet our Heart Failure and Transplant Team

Leadership

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Dr. Boston is the surgical director of the heart transplant and ventricular assist device program at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, surgical director of Le Bonheur's adult congenital heart disease program. He specializes in the transplantation of infants with complex congenital heart disease. Dr. Boston is actively involved in teaching and research in Pediatrics and Cardiothoracic Surgery, and has published on many subject matters, including Ebstein's Anomaly and ventricular device support in the pediatric population.

Cardiovascular Surgery

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Dr. Knott-Craig is the co-director of the Heart Institute and professor of surgery at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is certified by the South African Medical & Dental Council in Cardiothoracic Surgery and specializes in minimally invasive valve surgery, infant cardiac surgery and has pioneered surgical treatments for Ebstein’s anomaly. Knott-Craig is a founding member of the World Society of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery and recipient of South Africa's Officio tua Dilligmus Award for humanitarian service in the field of medicine.

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Dr. Sainathan is an assistant professor of surgery for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery with a congenital subspecialty certification. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale School of Medicine.

Cardiology

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Dr. Joshi is medical director of Noninvasive Cardiology, and is associate professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics with a cardiology subspecialty and specializes in fetal cardiology and imaging, echocardiography and sports related cardiology.

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Dr. Goldberg is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He is an assistant professor with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Cardiac Intensivist

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Dr. Absi is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics with a cardiology subspecialty and is an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is certified in advanced cardiac life support.

Electrophysiology

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Dr. Wetzel is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics with a cardiology subspecialty and is a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He specializes in electrophysiology, cardiac arrhythmias, radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation.

Coordinator

Tiffany Street
Tiffany Street

Physician Assistant

Pharmacy

Edward Hankins
Edward Hankins, PharmD

Mark Rayburn
Mark Rayburn, PharmD

Nutrition

Kelly Corkins
Kelly Corkins, RD

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