Executive Committee


  • Varsha Gharpure, MD, FAAP, FCCM
  • Pediatric Intensivist
  • Advocate Children’s hospital, Park Ridge, IL
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, IL
  • Chair, PFCCS Course


  • Babar Khan, MD
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Floyd and Reba Smith Investigator in Respiratory Disease
  • Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
  • Research Scientist, Indiana University Center for Aging Research

Immediate Past President

  • Girish Deshpande, MD, FAAP, FCCM
  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics,
  • Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
  • Pediatric Intensivist, Children’s Hospital of Illinois, Peoria, IL


  • Padmaraj Duvvuri, MD, MS
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist, Critical Care Medicine.
  • OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.


  • Candice White, MSN, APRN, AGCNS
  • Advance Practice Nurse,
  • Structural Heart, Cardiothoracic surgery, Cardiology
  • UnityPoint Methodist Hospital, IL