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CVICU Faculty

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Aline N. Branca, MD
Before Dr. Branca received her medical degree from the State University of New York Medical University in Syracuse, New York.  She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School/Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia.  She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Phoenix Children's followed by a CVICU Fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California. 

Renee L. Devor, MD
Dr. Devor received her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio.  She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. She completed fellowships in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and CVICU both at Phoenix Children's.

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 joined Phoenix Children’s from UT Southwestern where he completed back-to-back fellowships in Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. He received his medical degree from and completed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

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, she 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 Advisor in the Student Affairs department at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.

Nicholas G. Huggins, MD

Dr. Huggins joined Phoenix Children’s from UT Southwestern where completed back-to-back fellowships in Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. He received his medical degree from and completed his residency in Pediatrics from UT Southwestern.

Joshua D. Koch, MD
Division Chief, CVICU and PICU

Before joining the CVICU as Division Chief and becoming Division Chief of both the PICU and CVICU, Dr. Koch was the Clinical Director of Critical Care Servicies at Children's Health in Dalla, Texas.  He 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.

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.

Nguyenvu Nguyen, MD 
Dr. Nguyen came to Phoenix Children's from Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. He received this medical degreee from the Emory University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Pediatrics at Benioff UCSF Children's Hospital.  He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto followed by a fellowship in Cardiac Intensive Care at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

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