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Garick D. Hill, MD, MS

  • Pediatric Cardiologist
  • Associate Director, Echocardiography Program
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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.
Garick D. Hill, MD, MS



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.

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.


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

Services and Specialties

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


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

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Improved National Outcomes Achieved in a Cardiac Learning Health Collaborative Based on Early Performance Level. Hill, GD; Bingler, M; McCoy, AB; Oster, ME; Uzark, K; Bates, KE. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 222:186-192.e1.


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.


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.


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.


Surgical Valvotomy Versus Balloon Valvuloplasty for Congenital Aortic Valve Stenosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Hill, GD; Ginde, S; Rios, R; Frommelt, PC; Hill, KD. Journal of the American Heart Association: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease. 2016; 5:e003931.


Disparities in the prenatal detection of critical congenital heart disease. Hill, GD; Block, JR; Tanem, JB; Frommelt, MA. Prenatal Diagnosis. 2015; 35:859-863.


Impact of initial norwood shunt type on right ventricular deformation: the single ventricle reconstruction trial. Hill, GD; Frommelt, PC; Stelter, J; Campbell, MJ; Cohen, MS; Kharouf, R; Lai, WW; Levine, JC; Lu, JC; Menon, SC; et al. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. 2015; 28:517-521.


Effect of feeding modality on interstage growth after stage I palliation: a report from the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative. Hill, GD; Hehir, DA; Bartz, PJ; Rudd, NA; Frommelt, MA; Slicker, J; Tanem, J; Frontier, K; Xiang, Q; Wang, T; et al. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2014; 148:1534-1539.

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