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Meet Our Team

The Brenner Children's Heart Program is made up of a team of multidisciplinary experts specially trained in pediatrics and other specialties. Our renowned cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants are all dedicated to providing the best possible care for your child.  

Learn more about and at Brenner Children's Hospital.  

Select a name below to learn more about the health care practitioners at Brenner Children's Heart Program:

Pediatric Cardiologist and Heart Care Doctors

Derek Williams, DO
Derek A. Williams, DO 
The Brenner Children's Heart Program has the only pediatric interventional cardiologist in the region, Derek A. Williams, DO, Chief of Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Williams is also the director of, pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory and the pediatric pulmonary hypertension clinic.  

Covitz Wesley

Hays Brandon Scott
Brandon Hays, MD

Hazle Matthew
Matthew Hazle, MD

Swanson Sara K
Sara Swanson, MD

Lisi Matthew Thomas
Matthew Lisi, MD

Walsh Michael J
Michael J. Walsh, MD

Allison Welch PA

Allison Welch, PA-C
Pediatric Cardiology & Pediatric Cardiac Surgery 

Jonathan Suarez PA

Joseph J. Suarez, PA-C
Pediatric Cardiology 

Pediatric Heart Surgeons

Doctors who perform heart surgery in children 

Otaki Yoshio
Yoshio Otaki, MD

Catheterization Laboratory

Doctors and health care practitioners who use the body’s arteries to view and treat the heart without the need for surgery

Matthew Hazel, MD

Derek A. Williams, DO

Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologists

Specially trained doctors who provide anesthesia care for children during heart surgery 

Douglas G. Ririe, MD

Eduardo Goenaga-Diaz, MD

Pediatric Intensivists  

Specially trained doctors who provide care for children after heart surgery

Andora L. Bass, MD   

Michael L. Cannon, MD

Suzanne M. Edmunds, MD

Jonathan Haywood, MD

Rima J. Jarrah, MD

Michael McCrory, MD

Steven S. Mou, MD

Gregory A. Ross, MD

Pediatric Clinical Cardiac Nurses

Health care practitioners who provide comprehensive nursing care and education for children with heart disease and other heart conditions 

Rebecca Wall, RN

Rhonda Hooker, LPN

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