Mary has been associated with the Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Program, the first adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) program in the United States, since its beginning, and currently coordinates their high risk pregnancy program, In 2010, in an effort to ensure successful transfer of care from the pediatric to adult setting, the UCLA Adolescent Transitional Cardiac Care program in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology was established. Since its inception, Mary has served as the program coordinator Mary is also on the faculty of the UCLA School of Nursing teaching in the advanced practice graduate nursing program.
Education: Bachelor’s in Nursing from California State University, Los Angeles, Master’s in Nursing and Master’s in Public Health from University of California, Los Angeles; She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and the American Heart Association Her clinical and research interests have focused on reproductive outcomes in females born with congenital heart disease (CHD) focusing specifically on pregnancy outcomes in women with complex CHD. In 2017, she Chaired the American Heart Association Scientific Statement on Management of Pregnancy in Patients with Complex Congenital Heart Disease, published in Circulation. Previously, in 2011 she also served on the writing committee of the American Heart Association’s Scientific Statement, on Best Practices in Managing Transition to Adulthood for Adolescents With Congenital Heart Disease: The Transition Process and Medical and Psychosocial Issues in Circulation.
Kristen began her nursing career at LAC/USC Medical Center and then moved to UCLA CTICU. She enjoyed the diversity of the adult and pediatric population in the CTICU and went to Children's Hospital Los Angeles as a Nurse Practitioner to work full time in pediatrics in 2001. She recently re-joined our Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Program as a NP in February 2012.
Education: Master Science in Nursing, UCLA, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program 1997; Bachelor Science in Nursing, CSUDH 1995; Associate Degree Nursing, Pasadena City College 1982.
Professional Experience: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital Medical Center: 2012-present; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children's Hospital Los Angeles: 2001-2012; CTICU RN UCLA Medical Center 1986-2005, CTICU/Vascular and General Surgery Service LAC/USC Medical Center 1982-1986.
Certification: Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Robynn Goldstein has worked with UCLA Children’s Heart Center as a Nurse Practitioner for 2 years. She comes to UCLA after caring for Cardiology and Electrophysiology patients in private practice for 12 years as a Nurse Practitioner. As a staff nurse, Robynn worked at the USC University Hospital for 8 years where she held multiple positions including Staff Nurse, Lead Preceptor, Charge Nurse, and ultimately as the Clinical Nurse Educator for the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit. She was responsible for staff development and setting clinical practice standards through active research, writing policies, formal presentations and mentorship. Her active involvement in staff development at USC University Hospital earned her the Nurse of the Year award in 1999.
Robynn attended school at UCLA, were she graduated as both an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and a Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is board certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. In 2005 she obtained the NASPExAM/IBHRE testamur for pacing from Heart Rhythm Society.
Her responsibilities at UCLA included managing both Pediatric and Adult Congenital Electrophysiology patients. She oversees a busy state of the art device clinic with the latest in remote monitoring for our patients both domestically and internationally. Robynn is excited to continue her career here at UCLA caring for both Pediatric and Adult Congenital patients.
Roslyn joined the UCLA Pediatric Cardiology team in July 2018. Her previous nursing experience includes thirteen years as a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit nurse specializing in Pediatric Cardiac ICU care at several hospitals across the US. Roslyn has also worked with the William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance as a PICU Nurse Educator, traveling to developing countries to provide ICU care after pediatric cardiac surgery and educating medical staff.
Education: Bachelor of Science Nursing, Samuel Merritt University, 2005.
Professional Role and Interests: Providing family-centered, compassionate care for infants, children and adolescents being followed in our outpatient pediatric cardiology clinic; Coordinating our California Children's Services (CCS) Cardiology Special Care Center Program. Roslyn has a personal dedication to pediatric cardiology. She has volunteered with Camp del Corazon since 2013. She holds a role as Nurse Coordinator for CdC and as an Advisor for their adult CHD program called PACE. Roslyn is also an active member of the Adult Congenital Heart assisting with ACHA projects and initiatives. Roslyn has been involved in ACHA’s Congenital Heart Legislative Conferences, advocating for CHD research and funding from legislators in Washington DC.
Education: Master of Science in Nursing, California State University, Dominguez Hills 2007; Family Nurse Practitioner Program, 2007; Bachelor of Science Physical Education, CSU Northridge, 1982.
Certifications: Board Certified American Academy of Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner
Professional Experience: Pediatric & Adult Cardiothoracic Nurse Practitioner, Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCLA Medical Center: 2008-present; Clinical Cardiothoracic Nurse Coordinator, California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery 1989-2008; CTICU RN Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center 1985-1990.
Professional Organizations: California Association of Nurse Practitioners; American Academy of Nurse practitioners
Education: Bachelors of Science of Nursing(BSN)West Coast University of Los Angeles -2012; Associates Degree of Nursing (RN) West Coast University of Los Angeles -2009; Vocational Nursing Certification- Maric College (LVN)- 2006; Glendale Career College- Medical Assistant/Phlebotomy-2005; National Board of Medical Technicians (EMT)-2004
Professional Role and Interests: Providing family -centered compassionate care for infants, children and adolescents followed in our outpatient cardiology clinic encompassing: Coordination and support within our Cardiology specialty care center program - California Children Services (CCS). Coordination of care of Pulmonary Hypertension program and Cardiomyopathy patients with the heart transplant team. Coordination of the POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) in collaboration of a multi-disciplinary team. Adrienne has a valued dedication to understanding and providing health care centered around the “whole patient” model in which healing is pertinent upon addressing the patient functionally, emotionally and socially within consideration of family-centered care that is believed to maximize outcomes and healing. Adrienne continues her education and advanced practice degree with emphasis on pediatric and adolescent psychology and wellness via Eastern and Western medicine and healing practices.
Professional Experience: joined the UCLA Children’s Heart Center in November 2020. Graduated from California Career Institute in 2017. She began her nursing career at UMMA Community Clinic in 2017 where she provided care for a variety of patients on a daily basis. She then joined Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group in Long Beach in 2018 where she cared for infants, children and adolescents with congenital heart disease and other cardiac disorders in outpatient pediatric cardiology clinic. Aurora is excited to continue her career at UCLA caring for pediatric congenital patients with compassion, patience and understanding.
Education: East Los Angeles Occupational Center, 2010
Certifications: California Certifying Board For Medical Assistants; CDPH X-Ray Technician; National Certified Phlebotomy Technician; NIOSH Pulmonary Function Training Course #091
Professional Experience: Medical Assistant III, UCLA Children’s Heart Center: 2019-present; X-Ray Technician/Medical Assistant, U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group, Concentra Urgent Care: 2011-2019