Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Meet Our Heart Institute Leadership

James Quintessenza, M.D.

James Quintessenza, M.D. Co-director

Dr. Quintessenza is the co-director of the Heart Institute and chief of cardiovascular surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He originally joined the hospital staff in 1988, where he developed and refined complex neonatal heart surgery and led the congenital heart program for many years. He was one of the cardiothoracic surgeons who performed the hospital’s first pediatric heart transplant in 1995. He previously served as medical director of the Heart Institute from 2012-2015.

Dr. Quintessenza returned to Johns Hopkins All Children’s in 2020 after three years as chief and professor of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Kentucky Children’s Hospital and the University of Kentucky in Lexington, and as professor of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati.

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William Greeley, M.D., MBA

William Greeley, M.D., MBA Deputy Director

Dr. Greeley is the deputy director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute. He joined the hospital staff in 2019 after leading a comprehensive clinical assessment of the heart surgery program. His team developed recommendations for a phased process of restarting the program, and he is helping to implement that plan.

Dr. Greeley has more than 35 years of experience as a physician executive developing well-respected heart centers (at Duke Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia). He is the former president of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Practice Association and president of the medical staff at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Before these appointments, Dr. Greeley served as chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at CHOP. He also held a faculty appointment as professor of anesthesiology, critical care and pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Prior to his work at CHOP and the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Greeley was a professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics at Duke School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, where he served as chief of the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Greeley obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He also obtained his MBA from the Duke Fuqua School of Business, and his Master of Science in bioinformatics from Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.



Ashish Shah, M.D., MBA

Ashish Shah, M.D., MBA Director of Patient Safety and Quality

Dr. Shah specializes in pediatric cardiology in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute. His areas of focus include noninvasive imaging, general pediatric cardiology and quality improvement. He is Tri-Chair of the Heart Institute Patient Safety & Quality committee. Previously he was a pediatric cardiologist with Phoenix Children’s Heart Center, where he was co-director for the Cardiac High Acuity Monitoring Program for Infants and Newborns (CHAMPION) and site leader for the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative. Dr. Shah worked to develop and implement newborn pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease in newborns across the state and served on the Arizona Department of Health’s Newborn Screening Committee. He was also the physician volunteer for the Nick and Kelly Heart Camp.
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Lisa Moore, M.S.N., M.H.A, R.N.

Lisa Moore, M.S.N., M.H.A, R.N. Senior Director, Nursing

Moore, who joined the team in 1990, has more than 28 years of nursing and administrative experience. She earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree at the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Nursing and Health Administration from the University of Phoenix. She has many years of pediatric cardiac critical care nursing experience and has served in numerous roles at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, including administrative director of the Heart Center, director of Pediatric Medicine, clinical manager of the cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU), and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) coordinator. Moore has presented at multiple national and international symposia and holds an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board Certification for advanced nurse executives.

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