Heart Institute

  • Integrating Research and Clinical Care for World-Class Results

    We are a worldwide leader in clinical cardiology care and research. Our experienced team has achieved outcomes that rival or surpass those at other top centers, for even the most challenging cases.

    In the last five years, the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has experienced profound growth in all programs, including significant gains in cardiomyopathy and heart failure, adult congenital heart disease and cardiovascular genetics. Additionally, the Heart Institute has created and expanded 10 new programs.

    Among the Nation's Best

    In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked us among the best in the nation for pediatric heart care and heart surgery. We’re a referral center for patients from across the United States and the world; in one year, we treated patients from 42 states and 20 countries.

    The Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s was recognized as the No. 3 pediatric heart program in the nation by Parents magazine. Read more about our 2013 rankings in Parents.

    Research and Clinical Care

    We are transforming pediatric cardiac care with a first-of-its-kind bridge between research and clinical care, headed by cardiovascular biology researcher Jeffrey Robbins, PhD, cardiologist Jeffrey Towbin, MD and surgeon David Morales, MD. This cutting-edge approach drives the exchange of information from bench to bedside, and facilitates each discipline’s ability to respond to the other. The result is world-class pediatric heart care.

    Our total research funding is $35.3 million, making us one of the most well-funded pediatric cardiology programs in the country.

    Leading the Way

    The Heart Institute team has pioneered many advances in pediatric cardiology, including a first in the nation ventricular assist device (VAD) in a Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patient, numerous transcatheter (nonsurgical) interventional therapies, echocardiography of complex cardiac malformations and the evaluation of cardiac disease during exercise stress.

    We offer team-oriented, interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment for the full spectrum of pediatric cardiac problems. Our team members are among the best in their respective fields; Heart Institute clinicians are board certified in not just one, but in as many as three and four areas related to pediatric heart care. Our staff includes acclaimed pioneers of procedures that have changed heart care across the nation, including catheter interventions and echocardiography in congenital heart disease.

    We are one of only a handful of centers nationwide with a dedicated Preventive Cardiology clinic for childhood hypertension, lipid disorders and obesity. Our unique capabilities also include a comprehensive cardiomyopathy program, adolescent and adult congenital heart disease program, cardiac intensive care unit and cardiovascular genetics program.

 
  • Our cardiology and heart surgery program was rated No. 5 in the country in the 2013-14 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report.
    U.S. News & World Report ranks us among the best children's hospitals in the United States.

    We're Ranked Among the Best

    Our cardiology and heart surgery program was rated No. 5 in the country in the 2013-14 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report.
    U.S. News & World Report ranked us among the best children's hospitals in the United States. Read more.
  • Heart Institute 2013 Accomplishments Report

    2013 Accomplishments Report

    The Heart Institute is committed to transforming outcomes for patients so that they can grow physically, emotionally and socially. Read our 2013 Report of Accomplishments to see how we are changing the outcomes in heart disease, cardiovascular research and quality improvement. 

  • Heart Institute Encyclopedia

    Heart Encyclopedia.
    Cincinnati Children's developed the Heart Institute Encyclopedia to provide easily accessible information on cardiac diseases, defects, disorders, and problems that may affect a child's heart. Also, learn about the new Heartpedia mobile app.> Encyclopedia