Meet the Team

At Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, our cardiothoracic surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, children’s heart specialists and other highly trained caregivers have the expertise, training and equipment to give the treatment your child deserves.

Our team of board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians is experienced in caring for all types of children’s heart conditions.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has ranked Norton Children’s Heart Institute’s pediatric heart care among the best in the region. We provide a network of remote diagnostic and treatment services in Kentucky, including Frankfort, Bowling Green, Owensboro and Paducah. Our Southern Indiana locations stretch from Madisonville to Evansville and include New Albany and Corydon.

Cardiothoracic Surgery

General Pediatric Cardiologists

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Fetal Heart Team

Heart Failure and Heart Transplant

  • Joshua D. Sparks, M.D. (Medical Director)
  • Sarah Wilkens, M.D., MPH
  • Cassie Blandford, BSN, R.N., CCRN
  • Emilee Garrett, BSN, CCRN
  • Mary T. Massey, APRN, MSN, FNP-C, CCTC, CPN
  • Jennifer D. Thomas, DNP, R.N., CCRN (Transplant Administrator)

Outreach and Telemedicine

Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Catheterization

Pediatric and Adult Congenital Electrophysiology

Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Cardiac Perfusionists

  • Trevor Church, CCP
  • Olivia Isaacs, CCP
  • Ray Keijner, CCP
  • Vince F. Olshove Jr., CCP, FPP (Chief, Pediatric Perfusion)
  • Stacey Ousley, CCP

Cardiovascular Nurse Clinicians

  • Renae L. Akins, R.N.
  • Violet A. Carey, R.N.
  • Hope S. Hodges, R.N., BSN

Norton Children’s Heart Institute Management and Care Team

  • Teresa L. Bacon, R.N., AND (Care Manager)
  • Lisa M. Baker, BSN, R.N. (Supervisor, Invasive Cardiology)
  • Enitan V. Bethel, MSW (Social Services)
  • Jenna Blyth, M.S., CCC-SLP (Speech Therapist)
  • Sara A. Chandler, R.D., L.D. (Dietitian)
  • Stephanie J. Cline, R.N., BSN, CHPPN (Palliative Care, Hearts & Hands Care Team)
  • Heather N. Damhoff, Pharm.D. (CICU Clinical Pharmacy Specialist)
  • Allison P. Fears, M.S.,CCC-SLP (Speech Therapist)
  • Stacy L. Flanders, DNP, R.N., CCRN-K, NE-BC (Nurse Manager, CICU)
  • Jessie E. Gordon, M.Ed., CCLS, CIMI (Child Life Therapist)
  • Robin D. Gowin, M.S., CCC-SLP (Speech Therapist)
  • Stacie M. Hartlage, R.N., BSN (Norton Children’s Heart Institute Nurse Navigator)
  • Christy L. Henry, R.N., BSN, CHPPN (Palliative Care, Hearts & Hands Care Team)
  • Michelle B. Hicks, OTR/L, CNT (Occupational Therapist)
  • Nancy Marshall, P.T., DPT (Physical Therapist)
  • Mary Jo McIver, BSN, R.N. (Assistant Nurse Manager, Cardiovascular Surgery)
  • Crissy Merideth, P.T. (Physical Therapist)
  • Rose Pasqualini, BHS, RRT (Director, Norton Children’s Heart Institute)
  • Jackie Pollard, M.S., CCC-SLP (Speech Therapist)
  • Jo J. Scroggin, P.T., DPT (Physical Therapist)
  • Teka Siebenaler, MPH, RRT (Manager, ECMO and VAD)
  • Susan A. Skutt, R.N., BSN (Care Manager)
  • Amy K. Stiles, OTR/L (Occupational Therapist)
  • Dana J. Thompson, B.S., RDCS, CCT (Manager, Noninvasive Cardiology)
  • Kristy R. Trimble, OTR/L (Occupational Therapist)

Norton Children’s Heart Institute

Norton Children’s Heart Institute at Norton Children’s Hospital
231 E. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40201
(502) 629-2929

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Norton Children’s Heart Institute

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