Faculty Profiles

Pediatric Cardiology Faculty

The Pediatric Cardiology faculty at NYU School of Medicine is a distinguished group of individuals who hail from all over the country and the world. Widely recognized for their excellence and commitment, they are passionate about patient care, scholarship, and teaching. They are frequent invited lecturers at scientific conferences and academic medical centers. Our faculty have won awards at the local and national levels, for patient care (“Best” lists), research, and teaching. Having trained and worked at some of the finest institutions anywhere, the NYU faculty ensure a breadth and depth of experience that create an outstanding training environment.

Achiau Ludomirsky, M.D.

Director, Pediatric Cardiology

Michael Argilla, M.D.

Director, Pediatric & Congenital Interventional Cardiology

Melissa Busovsky-McNeal, M.D.

Pediatric & Congenital Interventional Cardiology, Chair of Fellow Education

Anne Chun, M.D.

Associate Director, Pediatric & Fetal Echocardiography

William Coetzee, D.Sc.

Vice-Chair for Research, Pediatrics

Caitlin Crowley, M.S.N., P.N.P.

Pediatric Cardiology Outpatient Services

Steve Fishberger, M.D.

Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology

Gillian Henry, M.D.

Director of Fellowship Training, Pediatric Cardiology

Alan Langsner, M.D.

Attending Pediatric Cardiologist

Sharda McGuire, M.S.N., F.N.P.

Pediatric Cardiology & Electrophysiology Services

Colin Phoon,
M.Phil, M.D. Director

Pediatric & Fetal Echocardiography

Daniela Rafii, M.D.

Attending Pediatric Cardiologist

 

Faculty Profiles

Achiau Ludomirsky, M.D.
Andrall E. Pearson Professor of Pediatric Cardiology
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Cardiology

E-mail: Achi.Ludomirsky@nyumc.org

Medical Education: Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Residency Training: Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital
Fellowship Training: Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Cardiology)

Clinical and Research Interests:
• Congenital heart disease
• New imaging modalities for the diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease
• Therapeutic (high-intensity focused) ultrasound for the treatment of congenital heart disease
• Strain and strain rates measured by non-invasive modalities in the evaluation of ventricularfunction

Michael Argilla, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric & Congenital Interventional Cardiology

E-mail: Michael.Argilla@nyumc.org

Medical Education: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Residency Training: NYU Medical Center (Pediatrics)
Fellowship Training: NYU Medical Center (Pediatric Cardiology),
UCSF Medical Center (Interventional Pediatric Cardiology)

Clinical and Research Interests:
• Pediatric and congenital interventional catheterization

Melissa Busovsky-McNeal, M.D.
Instructor in Pediatrics
Pediatric & Congenital Interventional Cardiology, Chair of Fellow Education

E-mail: Melissa.Busovsky-McNeal@nyumc.org

Medical Education: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency Training: Indiana University School of Medicine, Riley Hospital for Children (Pediatrics)
Fellowship Training: Yale-New Haven Hospital (Pediatric Cardiology), Columbia University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital
(Interventional Pediatric Cardiology)

Clinical and Research Interests:
• Pediatric and congenital interventional catheterization
• Pediatric cardiac critical care
• Aviation medicine

Anne Chun, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director, Pediatric & Fetal Echocardiography Laboratory

E-mail: Anne.Chun@nyumc.org

Medical Education: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Residency Training: University of Chicago Hospitals (Pediatrics)
Fellowship Training: Columbia University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital (Pediatric Cardiology)

Clinical and Research Interests:
• Non-invasive imaging: fetal and pediatric echocardiography
• Pulmonary hypertension
• Obesity

William Coetzee, D.Sc.
Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology, and Physiology & Neuroscience
Vice-Chair for Research (Pediatrics)
Director of Research in Pediatric Cardiology

E-mail: William.Coetzee@nyumc.org

Postdoctoral Training:
• Research Assistant - Department of Physiology, University of Potchefstroom
• Research Fellow - Department of Physiology, University of Leuven
• Research Officer - Ischemic Heart Disease Research Unit of South African Medical Research Council, University of Cape Town
• Senior Research Officer - Ischemic Heart Disease Research Unit of South African Medical Research Council, University of Cape Town
• Research Fellow and Honorary Lecturer -Department of Biochemistry, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals

Research Interests:
• Electrophysiology and molecular biology of cardiovascular membrane ion transport proteins

Caitlin Crowley, M.S.N., P.N.P.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
E-mail: Caitlin.Crowley@nyumc.org

Nursing Education: University of Pennsylvania (BSN)
Columbia University (MSN)

Clinical and Research Interests:
• Development of a national database registry for children with congenital heart disease undergoing diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization
• National learning collaborative to improve the outcomes of children with single ventricle physiology following Norwood procedure

Steven Fishberger, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology

E-mail: Steven.Fishberger@nyumc.org

Medical Education: SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
Residency Training: Children’s Hospital National Medical Center (Pediatrics)
Fellowship Training: Children’s Hospital, Boston (Pediatric Cardiology & Pediatric EP)

Clinical and Research Interests:
• Arrhythmia management
• Pacemaker and defibrillator implantation
• Innovative approaches to catheter ablation and device implantations

Gillian Henry, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Fellowship Training, Pediatric Cardiology

E-mail: Gillian.Henry@nyumc.org

Medical Education: University of the West Indies
Residency Training: The Brooklyn Hospital Center (Pediatrics)
Fellowship Training: NYU Medical Center (Pediatric Cardiology)

Clinical and Research Interests:
• Non-invasive imaging: fetal and pediatric echocardiography
• Brain anomalies in the fetus with congenital heart disease
• Development of Pediatric Cardiology services in the Caribbean
• Medical education
• Medical informatics

Alan Langsner, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
E-mail: Alan.Langsner@nyumc.org

Medical Education: Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara
Residency Training: New York Medical College (Pediatrics),
Fellowship Training: NYU Medical Center (Pediatric Cardiology)

Clinical and Research Interests:
• Congenital heart defects
• Adult congenital heart disease
• Medical education

Sharda McGuire
Family Nurse Practitioner
E-mail: Sharda.McGuire@nyumc.org

Nursing Education: City College of New York (BSN)
Hunter College, New York (MSN)
Pace University, New York (FNP)

Clinical and Research Interests:
• Cardiac electrophysiology, implanted devices
• Outpatient management of children and adults with congenital heart disease
• Management of heart failure
• Pediatric obesity

Colin Phoon, M.Phil, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric & Fetal Echocardiography Laboratory

E-mail: Colin.Phoon@nyumc.org

Medical Education:University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Graduate Education: University of Cambridge (Pharmacology)
Residency Training:Johns Hopkins Hospital (Pediatrics)
Fellowship Training: UCSF Medical Center and Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) (Pediatric Cardiology)

Clinical and Research Interests:
• Non-invasive imaging: fetal and pediatric echocardiography
• Heterotaxy/isomerism syndromes
• Cardiovascular physiology and morphology in the developing heart
• History of medicine, history of cardiology

Daniela Rafii, M.D.
Instructor in Pediatrics
E-mail: DRafii@maimonidesmed.org

Medical Education: Weill Cornell Medical College
Residency Training: New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center (Pediatrics)
Fellowship Training: Columbia University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital (Pediatric Cardiology & Pediatric/Fetal Echocardiography)

Clinical and Research Interests:
• Non-invasive imaging: fetal and pediatric echocardiography