Meet Our Children's Heart Team

Pediatric Cardiologists

To schedule an appointment or for a physician referral, call 410-328-4FIT (4348).

University of Maryland Medical Center's Geoffrey RosenthalGeoffrey Rosenthal, M.D.
Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
Co-Director, Children's Heart Program
Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Research; Children's health Advocacy; Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care; Pediatric Cardiology; Pediatric Intensive Care; Quality Improvement in Pediatric Cardiac Care
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Texas Children's Hospital - Pediatrics
Fellowship: Texas Children's Hospital - Pediatric Cardiology
Certification: Pediatrics (ABP), Pediatric Cardiology (ABP)


University of Maryland Medical Center's Carissa Baker-SmithCarissa Baker-Smith, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Cardiovascular Genetics; Cardiovascular Research; Heart Failure; Heart Transplant; Hypertension; Mechanical Circulatory Support; Pediatric Cardiology; Quality Improvement.
Medical Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Duke University Hospital - Pediatrics
Fellowship: Duke University Hospital - Pediatric Cardiology
Certification: Pediatrics (ABP), Pediatric Cardiology (ABP)


University of Maryland Medical Center's Alicia ChavesAlicia Chaves, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Pediatric Cardiology; Pediatric Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging.
Medical Degree: University of South Florida College of Medicine
Residency: Yale - New Haven Hospital - Pediatrics
Fellowships: Yale - New Haven Hospital, Pediatric Cardiology; Medical College of Wisconsin - Pediatric Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging
Certification: Pediatrics (ABP), Pediatric Cardiology (ABP)


University of Maryland Medical Center's Peter GaskinPeter Gaskin, M.B.B.S.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Hypercholesterolemia; Interventional Cardiology; Medical Education; Pediatric Cardiology; Pulmonary Hypertension
Medical Degree: University of West Indies
Residency: Brooklyn Hospital Center - Downtown Ctr - Pediatrics; Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Pediatrics
Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center - Pediatric Cardiology
Certification: Pediatrics (ABP), Pediatric Cardiology (ABP)


University of Maryland Medical Center's Nicholas PietrisNicholas Pietris, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Cardiac MRI; Cardiopulmonary Exercise Stress Testing; CT Angiography; Low-radiation Dose CTA; Pediatric Cardiology; Pediatric noninvasive Cardiac Imaging
Medical Degree: State University of New York at Buffalo
Residency: Yale - New Haven Hospital - Pediatrics
Fellowship: Yale - New Haven Hospital - Pediatric Cardiology; Medical University of South Carolina - Pediatric Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging
Certification: Pediatrics (ABP), Pediatric Cardiology (ABP)


University of Maryland Medical Center's Michael Slack, MDMichael Slack, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Adult Congenital Heart Disease; Intravascular Stents; Melody Valve; Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care; Pediatric Cardiology; Pediatric Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery; Septal Defects
Medical Degree: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center/National Capital Consortium - Pediatrics
Fellowship: Texas Children's Hospital - Pediatric Cardiology
Certification: Pediatrics (ABP), Pediatric Cardiology (ABP)


University of Maryland Medical Center's Sudhir VashistSudhir Vashist, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Cardiopulmonary Exercise Stress Testing; Defibrillators; Pacemaker; Pediatric Cardiology; Pediatric Electrophysiology; Syncope; Hereditary Channelopathies; Cardiac Arrhythmia Ablation; Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young
Medical Degree: Maulana Azad Medical College
Residency: Maulana Azad Medical University - Pediatrics; Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center - Pediatrics; Delhi University
Fellowship: St. Louis Children's Hospital - Pediatric Cardiology and Electrophysiology
Certification: Pediatrics (ABP); Pediatric Cardiology (ABP)


Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon

University of Maryland Medical Center's Sunjay KaushalSunjay Kaushal, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Director, Children's Heart Program
Associate Professor of Surgery

Special Interests: Pediatric Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery, Neonatal Heart Surgery, Fontan Conversion, Valve repair, Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, and Stem Cell Research with a focus on pediatric patients with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) and Cardiomyopathy.
Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Johns Hopkins Hospital, General Surgery
Fellowship: Great Ormond Street Hospital, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery; University of Michigan-Mott Children's Hospital, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery
Certification: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery; Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Patient Appointments: 410-328-5842 or 1-800-492-5538
Physician Referral: 410-328-5842 or 1-800-318-1019


University of Maryland Medical Center's Barry DeatrickBarry Deatrick, MD
Instructor of Surgery
Special Interests: Cardiac Surgery; Cardiac Transplantation; Congenital Heart Defects; Heart Transplant; Mechanical & Circulatory Support Systems
Medical Degree: University of Michigan School of Medicine
Residency: University of Michigan Medical Center - Surgery
Fellowship: University of Michigan Medical Center - Thoracic Surgery; University of Michigan Medical Center - Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Certification: American Board of Surgery; American Board of Thoracic Surgery