Professionals

CVICU Faculty

Sharad P. Menon, MD

Medical Director, CVICU

Dr. Menon started his medical career in Nagpur, India, earning his medical degree at the Government Medical College and working 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. Dr. Menon completed his fellowship training in Pediatric Critical Care medicine and cardiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He has expertise in instruction of bedside Echocardiography for the pediatric intensivist.

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. He is Chairman of the Protected Case Review Subcommittee of the Critical Care Committee and facilitates the fellows’ participation in this area. Dr. Bakerman is involved in multiple ongoing research projects within the division. His areas of interest include laboratory testing, sepsis, and computer order entry.

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. She has a special interest in congenital heart disease and has focused her clinical career in the cardiac intensive care unit setting. Dr. Grimaldi is also interested in graduate medical education and has been involved in building educational programs and curriculum for residents and fellows in the Cardiac ICU.

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. Dr. Matchey completed her fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She is the chair of the Phoenix Children's Hospital Code Committee, the Co-Medical Director of Patient Safety & Quality, and the Vice-Chair of the Anesthesia & Critical Care Services Committee.

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. Dr. Rao completed fellowships in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  Dr. Rao is interested in research as well; his most recent article was published in the January 2012 issue of Pediatric Cardiology.

Shilpa Vellore Govardhan, MD

Dr. Vellore Govardhan received her medical education at Bangalore Medical College in Bangalore, India. She completed her Pediatrics residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and her fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine. She also completed a postdoctoral clinical fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Vellore Govardhan coordinates the fellow CVICU curriculum.

Brigham C. Willis, MD

Dr. Willis received his medical education at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his Pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland and his fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. An Associate Professor of Pediatrics, his research interests include alveolar epithelial cell biology, respiratory mechanics, and clinical mechanical ventilation. Dr. Willis is the Director of Electives for the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix.

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