Professionals

CVICU Faculty

Sharad P. Menon, MD
Division Chief, CVICU

Dr. Menon started his medical career in Nagpur, India, earning his medical degree at the Government Medical College and worked in private practice. He came to the United States to complete his residency at the John M. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his fellowship training in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He recently graduated from the W.P. Carey Executive MBA program at Arizona State University.

Paul R. Bakerman, MD

Dr. Bakerman earned his medical degree from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado and his fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the Children’s Hospital of Denver.

Dr. Bakerman recently published the 5th edition of Bakerman's ABC's of Interpretative Laboratory Data, which has been an invaluable resource for clinicians for more than 32 years. He is a co-section editor for Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Intensive Care, which involves editing text regarding cardiology and critical care.

Lisa M. Grimaldi, MD

Dr. Grimaldi received her medical degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey School Medical School. She completed her residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Columbia University, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian.

In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Grimaldi serves as a Professional Advisor in the Student Affairs department at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. She is working with the division's Research Supervisor to facilitate the participation of the part proposed that Phoenix Children's participate in a multi-center study of extubation failure after cardiothoracic surgery in neonates.

John E. Lane, MD

Dr. Lane earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Chicago and earned his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed his Pediatrics residency and fellowships in both Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

Jennifer L. Matchey, MD

Dr. Matchey earned her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She is a graduate of the Pediatrics residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and also served as Chief Resident in the program. She completed her fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Rohit P. Rao, MD

Dr. Rao started his medical career in Bombay India, earning his medical degree from Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India. He completed Pediatrics residencies at Bombay University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed fellowships in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Dr. Rao is interested in the use of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in cardiac patients and examining the effects of exercise on Fontan patients. He also runs and sees patients in his own pulmonary hypertension clinic.

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