Childrenâ€™s Healthcare of Atlanta announced the recent addition of four pediatric cardiologists to the Childrenâ€™s Sibley Heart Center: Shriprasad Deshpande, M.D., Eric Ferguson, M.D., Matthew Oster, M.D., M.P.H. and Tim Slesnick, M.D.
Dr.Â Deshpande received his medical degree from Lokmanya Tilak Medical College in India and completed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Afterwards, he completed his Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship and the Michael P. Fisher Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) Advanced Fellowship at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where he received The Unsung Hero Award in 2009. His areas of interests include: cardiac critical care, heart failure, biomarkers in heart failure, mechanical support of heart failure and education.
Dr. Ferguson received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina and completed his residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.Â He completed his Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic and Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship at Childrenâ€™s Healthcare of Atlanta.Â A recipient of the American Society of Echocardiographyâ€™s 2011 Mentorship Award, Dr. Fergussonâ€™s special areas of interest include: cardiac imaging, evaluating LV mechanics, functional stress echocardiography and pediatric aortic and mitral valve regurgitation.
Dr. Oster received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of California in San Francisco.Â Â He later completed his Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship and his Advanced Fellowship in Health Outcomes Research at Childrenâ€™s Healthcare of Atlanta.Â Dr. Oster is a recipient of the Pediatric Teaching Award and the Vanderbilt Biomedical Engineering Program Award. His areas of interest include: outcomes research, quality improvement, prevention of congenital heart disease and public health.
Dr.Â Slesnick received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He later completed his residency in the Department of Pediatrics and his fellowship in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Childrenâ€™s Hospital. During his fellowship, he was selected as the Russell Blattner Endowed Fellowship recipient. In 2009 he was honored with the prestigious Dan McNamara Teaching Award for Outstanding Faculty Educator in the Section of Cardiology.Â Â Dr. Slesnickâ€™s areas of interest include: cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography.