• We feature an experienced team of cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists.
  • World-Class Heart Surgery for Children and Adolescents

    The Heart Institute is a national leader in the treatment of complex heart disease and heart transplantation. We specialize in the complete correction of heart defects in newborns and surgical management of complex single ventricle cardiac defects. About 25 percent of our cardiac surgery patients are less than a month old, and 60 percent are under a year of age. We perform nearly 400 cardiac operations a year, with about 250 of those being open-heart surgeries.

    A Commitment to Advancing Cardiac Care

    Our cardiothoracic surgery team is focused on not only improving surgical outcomes for your child, but also on making complex heart surgery safer.

    We take a unique multidisciplinary approach to providing the best possible care for your child. Our cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, intensivists, anesthesiologists, pharmacists and other team members conduct rounds and host briefings together, ensuring that your child’s unique care plan is crafted by a diverse team of experts.

    Our cardiothoracic team also explores various types of research to change the course of pediatric heart disease, including:

    • Developing and studying ovine fetal models with congenital heart disease to better understand the underlying mechanisms in utero
    • Hypoxia / reoxygenation injury and inflammatory mediator activation associated with cardiopulmonary bypass support

    Contact the Heart Institute

    For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 513-636-4432.

  • Research

    Learn about our cardiothoracic surgery research efforts.

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