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Faculty

Pediatric CVICU Fellowship Program

Nicholas G. Huggins, MD
Program Director

Dr. Huggins received his medical degree from and completed his residency in Pediatrics from UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. He also completed back-to-back fellowships in Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at UT Southwestern.

Ericka Scheller-McLaughlin, DO
Associate Program Director

Dr. Scheller McLaughlin received her medical degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri. She completed her residency and Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. She also completed an Advanced Fellowship in Non-Invasive Imaging at the Sibley Heart Center/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia.

Joshua D. Koch, MD, MBA
Division Chief, CVICU

Dr. Koch attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Health/UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas.

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.

Kevin P. Engelhardt, MD

Dr. Engelhardt received his medical degree from and completed his residency at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He completed back-to-back fellowships in Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas.

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.

Sharad P. Menon, MD

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.

Renee Devor, MD 
Dr. Devor graduated from Ursuline College in Ohio where she received her degree in biology with a minor in chemistry.  She received her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University then went on to complete her residency at the University of Toledo in Ohio.  Dr. Devor then completed her fellowship training in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Aline Branca, MD
Dr. Branca received her undergraduate degree in biology from Le Moyne College in New York. She attended State University of New York (SUNY) where she received her medical degree.  While completing her residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School/Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia she also obtained her public health certificate.  Dr. Branca then moved to Arizona where she completed her fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Nguyen Vu (Winston) Nguyen, MD
Dr. Nguyen received his undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard University in Massachusetts then went on to Atlanta, Georgia where he received his medical degree from Emory University.  Dr. Nguyen completed his residency at Children’s Hospital of Oakland in California, he then completed Pediatric Cardiology training at The Hospital for Sick Children in Canada, and then completed Cardiac Critical Care Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.

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