Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute

Meet Our Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Team

Kelly Grogan, MD

Kelly Grogan, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology
Dr. Grogan specializes in pediatric cardiac anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the medical staff in 2022. She was previously an anesthesiologist with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and assistant professor of anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has also held positions with the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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Vyas Kartha, MD

Vyas Kartha, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology
Dr. Kartha specializes in pediatric cardiac anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined the medical staff in 2005. He is an assistant professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Kartha earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio. He completed a transitional residency at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center and an anesthesiology residency at Loyola University Medical Center, both in Chicago. Dr. Kartha completed a clinical fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto.
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Gerson Rodriguez-Fazzi, MD

Gerson Rodriguez-Fazzi, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology
Dr. Rodriguez-Fazzi specializes in pediatric anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined the hospital staff in 1999. He also is dedicated to providing anesthesia in complex cardiac procedures. Dr. Rodriguez-Fazzi earned his medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He interned at Louisiana State University Medical Center and trained in anesthesiology at the University of South Florida. Dr. Rodriguez-Fazzi completed a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, through Northwestern University. He is fluent in Spanish.
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Lauren Freedman, CRNA DNP

Lauren Freedman, CRNA DNP

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Pediatric Anesthesiology
Lauren Freedman, DNP, CRNA, APRN, is a senior staff Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 2014, and before that worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore since 2007. She received her Bachelor of Science at Pennsylvania State University, her Master of Science at the University of Maryland, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Johns Hopkins University.
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Katherine Khokhar, CRNA

Katherine Khokhar, CRNA

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Pediatric Anesthesiology
Katherine Khokhar, CRNA, APRN, is a senior staff Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 2017 and the cardiac anesthesia team in 2020. Katie previously worked as a cardiovascular intensive care unit nurse at Morton Plant Hospital as well as several other hospitals and surgery centers in the Pinellas County area. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Covenant College in 2002 and went on to complete her undergraduate degree in nursing at Kennesaw State University in 2003. She obtained her Master of Science at the University of South Florida in 2012.
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Kendall Parker, CRNA DNP

Kendall Parker, CRNA DNP

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Pediatric Anesthesiology
Kendall Parker, DNP, CRNA, APRN, is a senior staff Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She rejoined the hospital staff in 2020, having previously worked as a nurse in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s cardiovascular intensive care unit. She then worked as a CRNA at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and University of Kentucky Hospital. Kendall is a member of the cardiac anesthesia team and is also the manager of advanced practice providers in the Department of Anesthesiology. She earned her undergraduate degree from Florida State University and her Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from Columbia University.
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Kimberly Rowland, CRNA DNP

Kimberly Rowland, CRNA DNP

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Pediatric Anesthesiology
Kimberly Rowland, DNP, CRNA, APRN, is a senior staff Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 2012. She previously worked as an adult cardiac surgical intensive care nurse at Emory University Hospital as well as a pediatric cardiac intensive care nurse at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She earned her Masters of Science from Barry University.
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Kristen Yoquelet, CRNA DNP

Kristen Yoquelet, CRNA DNP

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Pediatric Anesthesiology
Kristen Yoquelet, DNP, CRNA, APRN, is a senior staff Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist specializing in pediatric cardiac anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 2006. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Medical College of Georgia, her Master of Science in Nursing at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of South Florida.
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