The Matthew’s Hearts of Hope research grant is a one-time award for full-time pediatric cardiology fellows conducting research to advance knowledge about congenital heart defects during their academic year.  Up to five awards ranging from $2,500 – 5,000 per recipient will be made.

The first recipients of this award were:

Hannah Fraint, MD – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Joanne Chiu, MD – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Shaun Mohan, MD – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Simon Lee, MD – Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

They each received $5000 for their respective CHD Research Projects.

2014/2015 Grant Recipients
Hari Rajagopal, MD- Mount Sinai Hospital
Jonathan Flyer, MD- Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Shivani Bhatt, MD- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Sunil Ghelani, MBBS MD- Boston Children’s Hospital

2015/2016 Grant Recipients

We as a foundation made HUGE Strides! We dispersed close to $70,000 to 13 promising CHD Research Projects as well as a 3-D Heart Project at Boston Children’s Hospital to which we have committed $10,000 in 2016 as well 2017.

Boston Children’s Hospital:
Laith Alshawabkeh, MD
Sarah Goldberg, MD
David Hoganson, MD
Anthony Merlocco, MD
Michelle Sykes, MD

University of Rochester Medical Center:
Ryan Alanzalon, MD

Children’s Hospital of Phildelphia:
Arene Butto, MD
Monique Gardner, MD
Michael Liu, MD

Children’s Hospital of New York:
Nithya Swaminathan, MD
Ranjini Srinivasan, MD
Jonathan Flyer, MD

Mount Sinai Hospital:
Ruchika Karnik, MD

Duke University Hospital:
Reid Chamberlain, MD

Children’s Hospital of New York:
Jamie Harrington, MD
Caitlin Haxel, MD
Erin Paul, MD

Children’s Hospital of Boston:
Sarah Pickard, MD
Aaron Prosnitz, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia:
Brian Snarr, MD

2016/2017 Grant Recipients
Mark Rodefeld, MD – Fontan Blood Pump Project almost $14,000
Reid Chamberlain, MD – $2,500 Duke University Medical Center
Ms. Corda APN – $3,000 – Children’s Hospital of New York
Jamie Harrington, MD – $4,250 – Children’s Hospital of New York
Caitlin Haxel, MD – $3,450 – Children’s Hospital of New York
Deborah Ho, MD – $2,500 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Erin Paul, MD – $5,000- Children’s Hospital of New York
Sarah Pickard, MD – $2,500 – Children’s Hospital of Boston
Brian Snarr, MD – $5,000 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


2017/2018 Grant Recipients

Mark Rodefeld, MD – Fontan Blood Pump $26,000
Meena Bolourchi, MD –  $5000 – Children’s Hospital of New York
Chalese Richardson, MD –  $5000 – Children’s Hospital of New York
Shannon Nees, MD – $4000 – Children’s Hospital of New York
Sairi Siddiqui, MD – $5000 – Children’s Hospital of New York
Scott Leezer Project $ 10,000

2018/2019 Grant Recipients
Meredith Pesce, MD – $4,400 – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Joyce Woo, MD – $5,000 – Morgn Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Meena Bolourchi, MD – $2,500 – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Jonathan Edelson, MD – $5,000 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Jonathan Edwards, MD – $5,000 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Jennifer Cohen, MD – $5,000 – Mount Sinai Hospital

2019 Nursing Scholarship
Glenda C Ebron, BSN, RN, CCRN – $1,500- Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Stephen Stoever, RN, MSN, NNP-BC – $1,500- Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York

MHOH dispersed $27,500 to six different Pediatric Cardiology Fellows at 4 different hospitals and also sent $36,000 to Dr. Mark Rodefeld for his Fontan Blood Pump.

2019/2020 Grant Recipients
Michael Fremed MD – $5,000 – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Tom Choi MD – $5,000 – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Dana DeCarlo MD – $5,000 – NYU Langone Medical Center
Dustin Nash MD – $5,000 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Andrea Jones MD – $5,000 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Neha Ahluwalia MD – $2,500 – Mount Sinai Hospital

MHOH is dispersing a total of $24,400 to six Cardiology Fellows at 3 different hospitals.

2020/2021 Grant Recipients
Ivor Asztalos MD – $4,600 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Rachel Shustak MD – $5,000 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Suneet Bhansali MD – $5,000 – NYU Langone Medical Center
Ezinne Emeruwa MD – $2,000 – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Kristin Oshiro MD – $5,300 – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Nicole Stanford MD – $2,500 – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York

2021/2022 Grant Recipients
Adam Butensky MD – $3,100 – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Rebecca Epstein MD – $3000 – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Alexandra Linder MD – $3,000 – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Brian Marcus MD – $2,500 – Yale New Haven Hospital
Addison Gearhart MD – $5,000 – Boston Children’s Hospital
Gholson Lyon MD – $10,000 – NYU

2022/2023 Grant Recipients
Luv Makadia MD – $3000 – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Tamar Siskind MD – $3000 – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Alicia Kamsheh MD – $5000 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Rebecca Moore MD – $5000 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Daniel Cheong MD – $4750 – Northwell Health
David Barris MD – $5000 – Mount Sinai Hospital
Fransesca Sperotto MD – $3500 – Boston Children’s Hospital
David Leone MD – $5010 – University of Washington

2023/2024 Grant Recipients
Joanna Nelson MD – $4475 – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Devika Richmann MD – $5000 – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Helen Stanley MD – $5000 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Andrew Freddo MD – $5000 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Ivana Capin MD – $5000 – Mount Sinai Hospital
Charles Simpkin MD – $4000 – Children’s Hospital of Colorado
Aishwarrya Jayapal MD – $5000 – NYU

Matthews Hearts of Hope Grant Application

Thanks again!