Cook Children's International Program
 

Cardiology

Childhood should be simple. But when complications of the heart arise, the cardiology team at the Cook Children's Heart Center is here to help. Our programs and services cover even the most complex cardiac conditions. From prenatal consultations and testing all the way to transitioning young adults into adult care, we're here to help make growing up as easy as possible.

The cardiology team at Cook Children's has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric heart care. They know the unique requirements of treating the growing hearts of children, including those with extremely rare and difficult conditions. Our areas of expertise include cardiac surgery, interventional cardiology, adult congenital cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac testing and imaging, echocardiography, fetal echocardiography and cardiac anesthesiology.

Cardiology Services and Specializations

Our specialty care team

Anne Hackman, MD
Cardiology

Education: Indiana University
Residency: Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX
Fellowship: Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (Pediatric Cardiology)
Board Certification: Pediatric Cardiology
Languages: English

Christopher L. Case, MD
Cardiology

Education: George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina
Board Certification: Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology
Languages: English

Corey Mandel, MD
Cardiology

Education: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Residency: Schneider Children's Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Fellowship: Schneider Children's Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Languages: English

Deborah A. Schutte, MD
Medical Director, Cardiology

Education: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Residency: University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, VA
Fellowship: The Ohio State College of Medicine, Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH; Interventional Fellowship at Texas Children's
Board Certification: Pediatrics Pediatric Cardiology
Languages: English

Gregory Barker, MD
Cardiology

Education: 2001-2005 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
Residency: 2005-2009 Duke University Medical Center, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency
Fellowship: 2010-2013 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship; 2013-2014 Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Pediatric/Adult Congenital Electrophysiology Fellowship
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 10/18/2010; American Board of Internal Medicine, 8/11/2009
Languages: English

James Hudson Allender, MS, MD
Cardiology

Education: Tulane University School of Medicine
Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Board Certification: Pediatrics; Pediatric Cardiology
Languages: English

James Kuo, MD
Cardiology

Education: Medical College of Georgia
Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine
Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Languages: English

Kristal L. Woldu, MD
Cardiology

Education: Columbia University - College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center; Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center/ Children's Health Dallas
Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Languages: English

Lisa M. Roten, MD
Medical Director, Echocardiography and Fetal Echocardiography

Education: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
Residency: Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, SC
Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
Board Certification: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

Languages: English

Matthew Dzurik, MD
Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Education: Louisiana State University
Residency: Louisiana State University Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Pediatric Cardiology & Pediatrics Electrophysiology)
Board Certification: IBHRE certified in Pediatric Electrophysiology
Languages: English

Richard Readinger, MD
Cardiology

Education: University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
Residency: Bexar County Hospital, San Antonio
Fellowship: University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio; University of Colorado Health Science
Board Certification: Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology
Languages: English

Scott Pilgrim, MD
Medical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Education: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
Residency: Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology Schneider Children's Hospital, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics; American Board of Internal Medicine; American Board of Pediatrics, Sub Board, Pediatric Cardiology
Languages: English

Stephen Lai, MD
Cardiology

Education: Columbia University - College of Physicians and Surgeons Education: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: Los Angeles County Hospital
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Board Certification: Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology
Languages: English

Steve Muyskens, MD
Medical Director, Cardiac MRI, 3-D aPPROaCH Lab

Education: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Residency: Saint Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Saint Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine
Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Languages: English

Susan L. Hess, MD
Cardiology

Education: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Residency: Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship: Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine
Board Certification: Pediatric Cardiology
Languages: English

Referral forms

Need help referring a patient?
Please call the International Patient Services department at +1-682-885-4685, send faxes to +1-682-885-2557, or email international@cookchildrens.org