Pediatric Cardiology Patient

A Heart Warrior Mom’s Message Reminds Others to Stay Hopeful

Taylor and Kris started their family young, and they didn’t know much about congenital heart defects in children. But when their first child, Kholson, was diagnosed with serious Congenital Heart Diseases before he was born, they threw themselves into learning…

Portrait of Dr. William McEachern

Physicians with Heart: Dr. William McEachern

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology pediatric cardiologist William McEachern, M.D., knew when he was in medical school that he was best suited to work as part of a fast-moving team that managed the most complex cases of congenital heart disease.…

Dr. Chad Mao and Daughter

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Chad Mao

After 15 years of military service as a United States Navy medical officer, Chad Mao, MD, says the singular focus on the care of children by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology makes his work fun. Dr. Mao is the medical…

Dr. Cyrus Samai

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Cyrus Samai

According to pediatric cardiologist Cyrus Samai, MD, one of the most important things Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology brings to Georgia families is its focus on improving access to top quality cardiac care across the state. By hiring pediatric cardiologists…

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Alice Hales-Kharazmi

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Alice Hales-Kharazmi

It’s commonly said that most people in Atlanta come from someplace else, but Alice Hales-Kharazmi, MD, is a true Atlanta native and her roots go deep. She completed her medical training at Emory University School of Medicine and joined Children’s…

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Sanghee Ro

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Sanghee Ro

Although Sanghee Ro, MD, joined Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology at an unusual time – it was in the thick of COVID-19 – she was eager to put her extensive training into practice in the up-and-coming field of fetal cardiology.…

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Lazaros Kochilas

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Lazaros Kochilas

Dr. Lazaros Kochilas, pediatric cardiologist at Sibley Heart Center Cardiology, says that accomplishing the overall mission to care for patients and advance the knowledge of heart disease keeps him excited about coming to work every day. In addition to being…

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Allen Ligon

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Allen Ligon

When R. Allen Ligon Jr, MD, returned to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Heart Center in the Fall of 2021, one of his charges was to create a multi-disciplinary care team for cardiac catheter patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closures in tiny,…

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Eric Ferguson

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Eric Ferguson

Eric Ferguson, MD, grew up in the North Carolina mountains in Maggie Valley. He was a committed athlete in his youth, playing football for Davidson College followed by two seasons with a club team in Deggendorf, Germany, before starting medical…

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Shanelle Clarke

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Shanelle Clarke

Dr. Shanelle Clarke, pediatric cardiologist at Sibley Heart Center Cardiology, specializes in training teams to talk to each other in crisis situations. As the Associate Director of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Heart Center CICU, she is developing a cardiac…

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