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More About the Pediatric ECMO Program
Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone
Our pediatric experts provide the best care possible for children with conditions ranging from minor illnesses to complex, more serious conditions.
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Our Team of Doctors
Our ECMO team includes doctors who are experts in neonatology, pediatric critical care, and pediatric surgery.
Medical Director | Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Chopra has been caring for patients receiving ECMO support for more than 15 years. He is co-founder of the Pediatric ECMO Program at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital. He provides patient care and has published numerous journal articles on ECMO treatment and medication administration for patients on ECMO.
Surgical Director | Pediatric Surgery
Dr. Fisher specializes in caring for children and infants who have congenital anomalies and is an expert in the treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. He is a co-founder of the Pediatric ECMO Program at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital and is co-director of NYU Langone’s Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Program.
Bridget Toy, BSN, RN
Program Manager, ECMO and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Ms. Toy is a registered nurse who manages the Pediatric ECMO Program. She works closely with Dr. Chopra and Dr. Fisher to ensure quality patient care, continuous improvement, and the long-term success of the program. She is an active member of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Coordinator Committee, collaborating with other ECMO centers to ensure the best possible care is delivered to our patients.
Frederick Hill, RN, CCP
Director of Perfusion
Mr. Hill is a licensed perfusionist and registered nurse who has more than 25 years of clinical ECMO experience. This includes participating in interhospital ECMO transports. He has also provided perfusion services for children in need of cardiac surgery during volunteer missions to foreign countries. He is a fellow of pediatric perfusion through the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology.
Thomas Beaulieu, CCP
Chief Pediatric Perfusionist
Mr. Beaulieu is a board-certified and licensed perfusionist who has more than 20 years of clinical ECMO experience. He specializes in the field of pediatrics and is recognized as a fellow of pediatric perfusion through the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology.
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