Team from Congenital Heart joins Maine Medical Partners

March 18, 2019

Contact: Caroline Cornish
207-662-5146 / ccornish@mmc.org 

PORTLAND, Maine – The team at Congenital Heart in Scarborough has joined Maine Medical Partners. The partnership, called Maine Medical Partners – Congenital Heart, will enhance the coordinated care that patients of both Maine Medical Partners and Congenital Heart have come to expect.

The team at Maine Medical Partners – Congenital Heart, which includes Jon Donnelly, MD, Maribeth Hourihan, MD, Adrian Moran, MD, and Shari Wellen, MD, has worked closely with physicians at Maine Medical Partners (MMP) and Maine Medical Center (MMC) for years.

Jon Donnelly, MDDr. Donnelly received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He trained in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of New Mexico and pediatric cardiology at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan. His subspecialty interests include diagnostic and intervention cardiac catheterization and intensive care medicine. He is the director of the Congenital Catheterization Laboratory at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Donnelly is the only pediatric cardiologist in the state who is approved for transcatheter device closure of cardiac defects, and is experienced in the delivery of all FDA-approved devices. Dr. Donnelly is a fellow of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, as well as the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Donnelly’s research has been published in several journals including the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cauterization and Cardiovascular Interventions and Journal of Pediatrics. He is Board certified in pediatric cardiology.

Maribeth Hourihan, MDDr. Hourihan received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. She subsequently completed both her pediatric and pediatric cardiology training at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she served as both Chief Resident in Pediatrics and Chief Fellow in Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Hourihan’s subspecialty interests are in office-based pediatric cardiology consultation, echocardiography and adults with congenital heart disease. Dr. Hourihan’s research has been published in several journals including Circulation, The Journal of the American College of Cardiology and The American Heart Journal. She is Board certified in pediatric cardiology.

Adrian M Moran, MDDr. Moran received his medical degree from University College Dublin, Ireland. He trained in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital. He has previously worked as a staff cardiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Ireland. His current academic appointment is as Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine. His subspecialty interests include fetal echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, Kawasaki Disease and cardiomyopathy management. Dr. Moran is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology. His research has been published in several journals including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Journal and the American Journal of Cardiology, Pediatrics, and Science. He is Board certified in pediatric cardiology and adult congenital cardiology.

Shari L Wellen, MDDr. Wellen received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and went on to receive a master of science in Biomedical Sciences from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida followed by her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. She subsequently completed both her pediatric and pediatric cardiology training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with an additional year of non-invasive imaging training, including fetal and transesophageal echocardiography. She was on the faculty at Johns Hopkins Hospital for two years before moving to Maine to join Congenital Heart. Dr. Wellen’s primary interests include fetal echocardiography, transthoracic echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography. She has authored multiple chapters in pediatric cardiology reference books and her research has been published in several journals, including the American Journal of Cardiology, Congenital Heart Disease and Cardiology in the Young. She is Board certified in pediatric cardiology.

“Doctors Donnelly, Hourihan, Moran and Wellen have been providing excellent, patient-centered care to patients of MMP physicians for a long time,” said Joel Botler, MD, MMP President and MMC Chief Medical Officer. “We are excited to have this experienced group join our care team.”

The practice changed its name to Maine Medical Partners – Congenital Heart on Feb. 25. You can learn more at https://mainehealth.org/maine-medical-partners/practices/congenital-heart.

About Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center (MMC), recognized as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report for 2018-2019, is a complete health care resource for the people of Greater Portland and the entire state, as well as northern New England. Incorporated in 1868, MMC is the state’s largest medical center, licensed for 637 beds and employing nearly 8,700 people. MMC's unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including an active educational program and a world-class biomedical research center. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is part of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit www.mmc.org.

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