Nurse Practitioners

Our nurse practitioners are integral members of our team and have specific expertise in addressing the needs of congenital heart disease patients.

  • Nada Farhat, DNP, ANP, CCRN

    Nurse Practitioner, Adult Congenital Heart Center

    Nada Farhat, DNP, ANP, CCRN is an adult nurse practitioner at the Schneeweiss Adult Congenital Heart Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She received a BS in Nursing from the American University of Beirut, an MS from Seton Hall University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Columbia University School of Nursing. She is board certified in Adult Health by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, in critical care by the American Association of Critical- Care Nurses, and in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners. As a doctorally prepared nurse practitioner with 10 + years of experience in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD), she provides comprehensive care as a member of an interdisciplinary team for adults with Congenital heart disease and is involved in ACHD research studies and projects.  Her interest is to promote and facilitate transition in CHD patients.

  • Melissa Argenio, MSN, FNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Adult Congenital Heart Center

    Melissa Argenio, MSN, FNP-C, is a nurse practitioner for the Schneeweiss Adult Congenital Heart Center at Columbia University Medical Center. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Drexel University and her Master’s of Science Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Columbia University. She is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and in progressive care by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She has extensive experience in cardiac nursing and chronic illness. As a nurse practitioner at the Adult Congenital Heart Center, she is dedicated to patient, family, and transition education. She is involved in various research projects in adult congenital heart disease and is active in ACHD outreach.