Our Doctors and Staff

Meet the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center Team

Lee Beerman, MD

Director, Electrophysiology Services
Director, Pediatric Arrhythmia Program
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Arvind Hoskoppal, MD

Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD

Chief, Pediatric Cardiology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Medical Director, Heart Institute, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Victor Morell, MD

Surgeon-in-Chief
Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Co-Director, Heart Institute, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Co-Director, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Vice Chair and Director of Cardiovascular Services, UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency, University of Pittsburgh
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Lan Nguyen, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Melita Viegas, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Ashley Draxinger, RN, BSN

RN Coordinator, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
RN Coordinator, Cardiology, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Patricia Rigby Hovanec, CRNP

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Vanessa Kowalski, CRNP

Physician Extender, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
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Social Worker

Robin Telles, MSW, LSW
Clinical Social Worker

Research Coordinator

Morgan Hindes