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​Heart Transplant Care Team

The Christ Hospital Heart Transplant Center brings together a team of expert specialists who provide vital transplant care for Greater Cincinnati and beyond. Our program is led by two exceptional, highly experienced cardiac transplant specialists.

To schedule a consultation with The Christ Hospital Heart Transplant Center, call 513-585-2493 or click here to request a second opinion with our heart transplant experts.

Medical Director

Geetha Bhat, PhD, MD, FACC, FAST, FHFSA, is an expert in mechanical cardiac support with vast heart transplantation experience, having established several nationally recognized and highly successful heart transplant programs. Most recently, she facilitated all aspects of the Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program at Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute, where she was also a professor of medicine.

Geetha Bhat, MD Cardiovascular Disease, Advanced Heart Failure / Transplant
The Christ Hospital Physicians - Heart & Vascular

Primary Location

The Christ Hospital Medical Office Building

2123 Auburn Ave, Suite 138 Cincinnati, OH 45219 (513) 206-1180
39.1212062 -84.5103696

Areas of Interest

Heart Transplant, Heart Failure, Cardiology Clinical Research (Trials), Cardiovascular Critical Care See all
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Surgical Director

Robert D. Dowling, PhD, MD, specializes in cardiac transplantation and mechanical cardiac support with a successful track record of over 6,000 open-heart operations. A pioneering innovator, Dr. Dowling's interests extend to mechanical and biomechanical designs. He has been a central figure for innovation and development of these technologies and continues to research cardiac assist devices for severe heart failure. Dr. Dowling is the Chris and Trey Heekin Family Endowed Chair for CardiacTransplantation.

Robert D. Dowling, MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
The Christ Hospital Physicians - Heart & Vascular

Primary Location

The Christ Hospital Medical Office Building

2123 Auburn Ave, Suite 201 Cincinnati, OH 45219 (513) 206-1170
39.1211546 -84.510667

Areas of Interest

Heart Transplant, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Cardiology Clinical Research (Trials), Cardiovascular Critical Care See all
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Additional Care Team Members

Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologists

Ankit K. Bhatia, MD

Advanced Heart Failure / Transplant / Cardiovascular Disease
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Eugene S. Chung, MD

Advanced Heart Failure / Transplant / Cardiovascular Disease
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Gregory F. Egnaczyk, MD

Advanced Heart Failure / Transplant / Cardiovascular Disease
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Thomas M. O'Brien, MD

Advanced Heart Failure / Transplant / Cardiovascular Disease
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Timothy E. Raymond, DO

Advanced Heart Failure / Transplant / Cardiovascular Disease / Internal Medicine
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Cardiac Surgery

Geoffrey A. Answini, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
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Saad M. Hasan, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
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