Sheikh Zayed Institute

Senior Staff and Faculty

Senior Staff and Faculty

Nancy Bauman

Nancy M. Bauman, M.D.

  • Professor, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Charles Berul

Charles Berul, M.D.

  • Division Chief, Cardiology
  • Co-Director, Heart Institute
Daniel Casella

Daniel Casella, MD

  • Director, Urology Fellowship
  • Urologist
Haydar Celik

Haydar Celik, Ph.D.

  • Principal Investigator
Richard Cha

Richard Jaepyeong Cha, Ph.D.

  • Research Faculty Associate Professor
  • Principal Investigator
Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary, Ph.D.

  • Technical Director, Bioengineering Initiative
Kolaleh Eskandanian

Kolaleh Eskandanian, Ph.D., M.B.A., P.M.P.

  • Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Children’s National Hospital
  • Executive Director, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
Julia Finkel

Julia Finkel, M.D.

  • Anesthesiologist
  • Acute Pain Specialist, Sheikh Zayed Research Faculty
Timothy Kane

Timothy Kane, M.D.

  • Chief, General and Thoracic Surgery
  • Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program
Marius George Linguraru

Marius George Linguraru, D.Phil., M.A., M.Sc.

  • Principal Investigator
Evan Nadler

Evan P. Nadler, M.D.

  • Co-Director, Children's National Obesity Institute
  • Principal Investigator, Systems Biology Initiative
Laura Olivieri

Laura Olivieri, M.D.

  • Director, 3D Cardiac Visualization Laboratory
  • Advanced Imaging Cardiologist
Nikki Posnack

Nikki Posnack, Ph.D.

  • Principal Investigator
Diego Preciado

Diego A. Preciado, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Vice Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
Anthony Sandler

Anthony Sandler, M.D.

  • Senior Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief, Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care
  • Director, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
Karun Sharma

Karun Sharma, M.D.

  • Director, Interventional Radiology
Raj Shekhar

Raj Shekhar, Ph.D.

  • Principal Investigator
Yarmolenko Pavel

Pavel Yarmolenko, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics