Meet our Medical Staff

We have a total of 70-90 staff members on site at all times. A team of no less than 12 nurses is present on the island at all times. Two pediatric cardiologists will be on site to provide further medical supervision. Want to refer a new camper or become a partner cardiologist? Please contact us today to join us in our outreach efforts!

 

Medical Director
Dr. Kevin Shannon

aka Big Kahuna

Co-Founder/President/Medical Director
Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA 

Director Pediatric Electrophysiology
Dr. Shannon has been a prominent Pediatric Cardiologist in Los Angeles for 29 years. He is affiliated with Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and co-founded Camp del Corazon with our Executive Director Lisa Knight, RN. He has been our Medical Director from the very beginning, and makes camp the safest and most fun place to be! Everyone on the island loves Big Kahuna!

2016 Nursing Director

Katrina Whalen, RN, MN, ACNP-BC

aka Kit Kat

Katrina is a Nurse Practitioner at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She worked at UCLA as a Cardiothoracic ICU Acute Care Nurse Practitioner for many years and now is in the Cardiomyopathy Clinic. Katrina has spent 6 years with camp as a Med Nurse and is now returning for her third summer as our Nursing Director!

 

 

2016 Session 1 Doctor

Dr. David Ferry

aka Padrino

Dr. Ferry is a Pediatric Cardiologist affiliated with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, and Simi Valley Hospital, among others. He was honored by Camp del Corazon in 2014 for his contributions to the Pediatric Cardiology community. We are excited to have him with us for his first year as a camp doctor!

2016 Session 2 Doctor

Dr. Jon Detterich

aka Salty Dawg

Dr. Detterich is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at USC in the division of pediatric cardiology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with a subspecialty in non-invasive cardiac imaging, including fetal echocardiography. Dr. Detterich is involved in the detection and pre-term management of fetuses with congenital heart disease.

 

2016 Session 3 Doctor

Dr. Frederic Leong

aka Burger King

Dr. Leong is a Pediatric Cardiologist affiliated with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Valley Presbyterian Hospital. He has been a camp doctor with us since the very beginning and we are always happy to welcome him back to the island!

 

 

Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Resources

Physician Online Cardiology Form Instructions, click here

Prescribe Camp Letter, click here

Camper Cardiology Form, click here

 

Camp del Corazon relies heavily on our family of cardiologists, physicians, nurses and other healthare professionals to make Camp happen! It is because of you that we are able to fill camp with deserving campers whose parents look to you for guidance. In this section, we will be providing a physician FAQ as well as other tools to make working with Camp del Corazon easier.

 

For CdC Physicians: An Online Cardiology Form Tutorial!
(Only 3:23 long)

 

Want to refer a new camper or become a partner cardiologist? Please contact us today to join us in our outreach efforts!