Cardiology

The section of Pediatric Cardiology supports our patient population on the Children’s Hospital campus and throughout the state through our robust outreach program which includes outpatient clinics with diagnostic testing. We currently have specialists in the areas of fetal cardiology, general pediatric cardiology, advanced imaging, interventional catheterization, noninvasive and invasive electrophysiology, adult congenital heart disease, and preventative cardiology.

A photo of Jai Udassi.
Jai Udassi, MD, FAAP, FAHA, FACC
West Virginia University
Position
Director-Children's Heart Center, Medical Director-Pediatric Cardiovascular Services, Pediatrics
Phone
304-598-4835
A photo of Mehar Hoda.
Mehar Hoda, MD, FAAP
West Virginia University
Position
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, Pediatrics
Phone
304-598-4835
A photo of Utkarsh Kohli.
Utkarsh Kohli, MD
West Virginia University
Position
Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology, Pediatrics
Phone
304-598-4835
A photo of Rupesh Natarajan.
Rupesh Natarajan, MD
West Virginia University
Position
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist, Division of Cardiology, Pediatrics
Phone
304-598-4835
A photo of Rabia Noor.
Rabia Noor, MD, MBBS, FAAP
West Virginia University
Position
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, Pediatrics
Phone
304-598-4835
A photo of Pieter (Alex) Verhoeven.
Pieter (Alex) Verhoeven, MD
West Virginia University
Position
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist, Division of Cardiology, Pediatrics
Phone
304-598-4835
A photo of Joshua Basilone.
Joshua Basilone, FNP-C
West Virginia University
Position
Advanced Practice Provider, Division of Cardiology, Pediatrics
Phone
304-598-4835
A photo of Tracy Coup.
Tracy L. Coup, APRN, CPNP
West Virginia University
Position
Advanced Practice Provider, Division of Cardiology, Pediatrics
Phone
304-598-4835

WVU’s pediatric heart program has an outstanding reputation. WVU is a member of the Pediatric Cardiac Care Quality Assurance Consortium and is the referral center for West Virginia and parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. WVU’s pediatric heart specialists perform about 250 cardiothoracic procedures, 100 cardiac catheterizations, and 3000 ultrasound examinations a year. Pediatric cardiology outreach clinics are held in six cities – Beckley, Huntington, Lewisburg, Martinsburg, Parkersburg, and Wheeling.

The Children’s Preventive Cardiology Clinic provides consultative services for children who have severe dyslipidemia and their parents. The multidisciplinary clinic team includes pediatric cardiologists, nutrition counselors, exercise physiologists, and genetic counselors. Please see this link for maps of locations for CARDIAC project.

Separate pacemaker and arrhythmia clinics are held for pediatric patients.

Urgent patients will be seen within 48 hours. Emergency patients are seen immediately.

Division Support Staff:

Ashley Watson, Division Manager, Children's Heart Center

Teal Mesces, RN, Cardiology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Rachel Judy, Cardiology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Hayley Jones, Cardiology Nurse Navigator

Jessica Bose, Cardiology Patient Navigator

Brandi Davis, MSW, LCSW, Social Worker

Madison Summers, Administrative Assistant

Sara Davis, Administrative Assistant

Division of Pediatric Cardiology (304) 293-7036
Fax (304) 293-1409