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Cardiac Center, Delaware Valley

Pediatric Expertise You Can Trust

When it comes to your child’s heart, you want the very best. Our team is made up of renowned experts, compassionate caregivers, recognized researchers, industry leaders, pioneers, innovators and educators — all working together for your child’s best quality of life.

Our Leadership

This is a formal photograph of Christian Pizarro, MD, Christian Pizarro, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Chair, Cardiac Services, Delaware Valley

Christian Pizarro, MD

Co-Director, Cardiac Center
Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Nationally renowned for his expertise, surgical outcomes and decades of experience, Dr. Pizarro is an international lecturer and author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles. In addition to his work as a cardiothoracic surgeon, he is actively involved in research aimed at improving the lives of children with heart and vascular conditions. 

This is a formal photograph of Srivastava, Shubhika MD, Chief of Cardiology, Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware

Shubhika Srivastava, MD

Co-Director, Cardiac Center
Chief, Cardiology

Dr. Srivastava is a national leader in echocardiography and advanced imaging methods that help diagnose congenital heart defects early, from the womb through adulthood. In addition to being a national lecturer and author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, she is an educator, mentor and clinical researcher. Dr. Srivastava spearheaded creating imaging training guidelines and tirelessly works to improve outcomes and advance quality of care.

Janet M. Prozzillo, MSN, CPN, NE-BC  

Senior Director of Cardiac Nursing

Melissa Duva, MSN 

Nurse Manager 2B Telemetry / 2B PACU

Cardiac Center Providers

Our specialists are at the forefront of their fields. They work tirelessly to improve the quality of life for children and young adults with heart and blood vessel conditions.