Heart Failure Prevention and Treatment Program

Our 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 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 team 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.

Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team includes:

  • William Mahle, M.D.
    Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program
  • Shriprasad Deshpande, M.B.B.S, M.S. 
    Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
  • Kelci LaPorte, N.P., Program Manager
  • Jami Steinmetz, N.P.
  • Mallory Carroll, N.P.,  VAD Coordinator
  • Katie Berkowitz, N.P.
  • Molly Dugan, Clinical Social Worker
  • Laura Mee, Ph.D., Psychologist
  • Rochelle Liverman, PharmD.

Contact Us

Call 404-785-6395 for referrals or additional information.