Meet the Children’s Minnesota cardiovascular team

Dr. Rodrigo Rios has retired from Children’s Heart Clinic. We are grateful for the care he has provided to patients over the years. We are fortunate to have Dr. Rod Rios IV who continues to bring innovation and expertise to our interventional cardiology program since joining the practice in 2017.

Our team of 200+ cardiovascular professionals from Children’s Minnesota and The Children’s Heart Clinic, along with many collaborating partners, have a wealth of experience and are dedicated to improving the lives of our patients. Learn more about our team below.

Children’s Minnesota cardiovascular leadership team

David M. Overman, MD

David M. Overman, MD
Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery

David B. Gremmels, MD

David B. Gremmels, MD
Chief of Cardiology, Medical Director, Echocardiography program

Francis Moga, MD

Francis X. Moga, MD
Associate Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery

David A. Dassenko, MD

David A. Dassenko, MD
Medical Director, Anesthesiology & Cardiovascular Care Center, CVICU

R. Erik Edens, MD, PhD

R. Erik Edens, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Heart Failure and Transplant

Robroy H. MacIver, MD, MPH

Robroy H. MacIver, MD, MPH
Surgical Director, Heart Failure and Transplant

Lisa B. Howley, MD

Lisa B. Howley, MD
Medical Director, Fetal Cardiology

Christopher D. Carter, MD

Christopher D. Carter, MD
Medical Director, Electrophysiology

Marko Vezmar, MD

Marko Vezmar, MD
Medical Director, Interventional Cardiology

Anupam B. Kharbanda, MD

Anupam B. Kharbanda, MD
Chief of Critical Care Services

Elizabeth Wagner, APRN, CNP

Elizabeth Wagner, APRN, CNP
Director, Cardiovascular Services

Paul Paulisich, RN

Paul Paulisich, RN
Patient Care Manager, CVICU

Intensivists