A photo of Garick Hill.

Pediatric Cardiologist; Associate Director, Echocardiography Program

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

About Me


I am a pediatric cardiologist with special interest in single ventricle heart disease. With this condition, one of the two heart chambers that pump blood isn’t formed properly. I also have expertise in cardiac imaging including transthoracic, transesophageal and fetal echocardiography.

I was inspired to pursue my career by my father, who was in pediatrics. I often went to the hospital with him when I was growing up, and I wanted to help the sick children.

In my practice we always work as a team, and patients almost never get just one doctor’s opinion. I take the time to thoroughly explain our diagnosis and treatment plan. I believe that patients and families deserve to know the reasons behind my recommendations. It is their health, and the more they understand about their condition the better their choices will be.

In addition to patient care, I’m involved in research. I’m working to understand the differences between outcomes in similar patients, and between different institutions.

In my spare time, I am an avid runner. I have competed in the Olympic trials and have run more than 20 marathons.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric cardiology; transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography; fetal echocardiography; single ventricle heart disease

Research Interests

Clinical outcomes research; single ventricle heart disease; clinical informatics and data integration

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Cardiac MRI, Single Ventricular Interstage, Fontan Management, Fetal Heart Program

My Locations

My Education

MD: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, 2007.

Residency: Pediatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, 2010.

Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2013.

Fellowship: Advanced Imaging, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2014.

Certifications: Pediatrics, 2010; Pediatric Cardiology, 2014.

My Publications

Survival After Norwood Procedure in High-Risk Patients. Tanem, J; Rudd, N; Rauscher, J; Scott, A; Frommelt, MA; Hill, GD. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2020; 109:828-833.

Selective Use of Inpatient Interstage Management After Norwood Procedure. Hill, GD; Tanem, J; Ghanayem, N; Rudd, N; Ollberding, NJ; Lavoie, J; Frommelt, M. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2020; 109:139-147.

Variation in care for children undergoing the Fontan operation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Eckhauser, AW; Van Rompay, MI; Ravishankar, C; Newburger, JW; Kumar, SR; Pizarro, C; Ghanayem, N; Trachtenberg, FL; Burns, KM; Hill, GD; et al. Cardiology in the Young. 2019; 29:1510-1516.

Outcomes Associated With Unplanned Interstage Cardiac Interventions After Norwood Palliation. Castellanos, DA; Ocampo, EC; Gooden, A; Wang, Y; Qureshi, AM; Heinle, JS; Mery, CM; Hill, GD; Ghanayem, NS. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2019; 108:1423-1429.

Echocardiographic assessment of single-ventricle diastolic function and its correlation to short-term outcomes after the Fontan operation. Davis, EK; Ginde, S; Stelter, J; Frommelt, P; Hill, GD. Congenital Heart Disease. 2019; 14:720-725.

Variation in the use of Fontan fenestration in the current surgical era. Hill, GD; Ghanayem, NS; Hraska, V; Jacobsen, RM; Mitchell, ME; Woods, RK; Ginde, S. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology. 2019; 52:4-7.

Reintervention following stage 1 palliation: A report from the NPC-QIC Registry. Buelow, MW; Rudd, N; Tanem, J; Simpson, P; Bartz, P; Hill, G. Congenital Heart Disease. 2018; 13:919-926.

Bioprosthetic pulmonary valve endocarditis: Incidence, risk factors, and clinical outcomes. Robichaud, B; Hill, G; Cohen, S; Woods, R; Earing, M; Frommelt, P; Ginde, S. Congenital Heart Disease. 2018; 13:734-739.

Can a home-based cardiac physical activity program improve and sustain quality of life and exercise capacity in children with Fontan circulation?. Jacobsen, R; Danduran, M; Mussatto, K; Hill, GD; Ginde, S. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology. 2018; 50:12-16.

Transplacental treatment of fetal tachycardia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Hill, GD; Kovach, JR; Saudek, DE; Singh, AK; Wehrheim, K; Frommelt, MA. Prenatal Diagnosis. 2017; 37:1076-1083.