The Heart Failure Prevention and Treatment Program provides comprehensive care to patients in all stages of heart failure, from prevention to advanced disease.
Our heart failure specialists play a key role in coordinating advanced heart failure therapies, including heart transplant and ventricular assist device technologies. These specialists are part of a larger team at Children’s that can provide and manage the most advanced therapies available. The program has additional expertise in the diagnosis and management of dilated and restrictive cardiomyopathies. A genetic counselor can assist patients in identifying the underlying cause of heart failure and guide screening of other family members.
The multi-disciplinary team includes:
William Mahle, M.D.
Robert Vincent, M.D.
Alex Berg, R.N., A.N.P., Program Manager
Kelci LaPorte, N.P.
Jami Steinmetz, N.P.
Jennifer Buechner, R.D., C.S.P., L.D., Nutritionist
Tracey Shelby, L.C.S.W., C.C.T.S.W., Clinical Social Worker
Laura Mee, Ph.D., Psychologist
Erin Demo, M.S., C.G.C., Certified Genetics Counselor
Call 404-785-6395 for referrals or additional information about the Heart Failure Prevention and Treatment program.