Lillehei Heart Institute Administration

At the Lillehei Heart Institute we strive to carry out the highest quality cardiovascular health research, and prepare the next generation of scientists to eclipse our accomplishments. Our dedicated board of directors, steering committee members, and administrative staff all make the support of this mission priority one.

Steering Committee

Samuel Dudley, MD, PhD
Professor and Chief of Cardiology; Director, Lillehei Heart Institute

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John Bass, MD
Professor of Pediatric Cardiology

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Alan Berger, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

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Richard Bianco
Professor of Surgery & Director of Experimental Surgery

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Peter B. Bitterman, MD
Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

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Gary Francis, MD
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology & Executive Medical Director, Cardiovascular Service Line

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Daniel Garry, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine & St. Jude Medical Endowed Chair of Cardiology

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Bin He, PhD
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Robert P. Hebbel, MD
Regents & George Clark Professor of Medicine in Hematology, Oncology & Transplantation

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Paul A. Iaizzo, PhD
Professor of Surgery, Integrative Biology & Physiology, and the Carlson School of Management

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Ranjit John, MD
Professor of Surgery & Surgical Director of Ventricular Assist Program

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Kenneth K. Liao, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery & Surgical Director, Heart Transplantation Program

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Russell Luepker, MD, MS
Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health

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Jeffrey McCullough, MD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

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Joseph M. Metzger, PhD
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Integrative Biology and Physiology

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Pamela Schreiner, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology & Director, Center to Study Human-Animal Relationships & Environments

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Julia Steinberger, MD, MS
Professor of Pediatric Cardiology

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Board of Directors

Peter Igarashi, MD
Nesbitt Chair and Head, Department of Medicine

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Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH
Professor & Department Head, Department of Pediatrics

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Mark Paller, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine & Senior Associate Vice President, Academic Health Center

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David Rothenberger, MD
Professor of Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery

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Administrative Staff

Andrea Silverman
Administrative Director

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Kristen Krueger
Assistant Administrator

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Jane Hutchins-Peterson
Executive Office & Administrative Specialist

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Lisa Moe
Executive Office & Administrative Specialist

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Jessica Wilde
Executive Office & Administrative Specialist

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Cynthia Faraday
Graphic Designer & Media Artist

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