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Announcing new director of cardiovascular services

Elizabeth Wagner, DNP, APRN will be taking on the role as director of cardiovascular services. Elizabeth joined Children’s Minnesota in 2016 as the heart failure/heart transplant manager. She has provided leadership to the ECMO department since 2019 as patient care manager and recently as interim patient care manager to CV perioperative services. Elizabeth has extensive experience in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery as a nurse, advanced practice provider and leader. Under her leadership and partnership with Dr. Eric Edens and Dr. Robroy MacIver, Children’s Minnesota successfully built a cardiovascular transplant program. We are confident that Elizabeth’s passion, experience and dedication will help to further the growth of our Cardiovascular Institute.

Elizabeth received her BSN and DNP from St. Catherine University and her MSN from Loyola University, Chicago. Previous to joining Children’s Minnesota, she spent the majority of her career in Chicago where she was instrumental in developing and leading the Heart Center at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Stephanie Hoff