Who’s Who On Your Heart Kid’s Care Team

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As any parent of a heart kid knows, it takes a whole team of specialists to treat a child’s heart condition. Your child’s care team probably has many different specialists to provide care from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.

At Children’s, the heart team includes:

  • Cardiologists
  • Cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Cardiac anesthesiologists
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners

Here’s a look at what each specialist on a heart kid’s care team does.

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Barb Roessner

Hi, I'm Barb, and I'm a Physician Assistant and coordinator of the Heart Failure and Transplant Program at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I work with patients and families at every step of the journey, from diagnosing their child's heart condition to my favorite part—calling them to say "We have a heart."

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