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Researchers Dedicated to Enduring Hearts

Our Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is a critical part of the team at Enduring Hearts. The SAC  peer-reviews grants several times a year and helps provide invaluable input that enables us to dedicate funds to the most promising research that will save lives for kids who are alive TODAY.

The SAC is comprised of top pediatric cardiologists and immunologists from highly esteemed institutions with many years of both patient care and clinical research.

The SAC ensures that our funding is used to serve the mission of our organization to increase the longevity of pediatric heart transplants, improve the quality of life for transplant recipients and eliminate pediatric heart diseases that could one day lead to transplantation.

Janet N. Scheel, M.D.

Janet N. Scheel, M.D.

Children’s National Medical Center
Medical Director Pediatric Heart Transplant Program
Washington, D.C.
USA

Kurt R. Schumacher, M.D.

Kurt R. Schumacher, M.D.

Pediatric Cardiologist – C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics – University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
USA

George T. Nicholson, M.D.

George T. Nicholson, M.D.

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Thomas P. Graham Jr. Division of Cardiology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
USA

Justin Godown, M.D.

Justin Godown, M.D.

Pediatric Cardiologist- Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Thomas P. Graham Jr. Division of Cardiology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

Dave Matthews, M.D./PhD

Dave Matthews, M.D./PhD

Children’s National Medical Center
Medical Director Pediatric Heart Transplant Program
Washington, D.C.
USA

Robert Boucek, M.D.

Robert Boucek, M.D.

Board Scientific Liaison
Research Affiliate, Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Past Associations:
Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of
Washington School of Medicine, Seattle WA
Chief of Pediatric Cardiology, University of South Florida/All Children’s Hospital
Nashville, Tennessee
Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiac Transplant Program, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Shriprasad Deshpande, M.D.

Shriprasad Deshpande, M.D.

Children’s National Medical Center
Medical Director of Pediatric Heart Transplantation
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics – Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
USA