The Division of Cardiology’s operations encompass an integral part of the Heart Institute service line at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and is the leading provider of comprehensive pediatric cardiovascular services in Western Pennsylvania and the tri-state area. It is an internationally recognized center of excellence in pediatric heart failure, cardiomyopathy, mechanical circulatory support, and heart and lung transplantation. Our division provides state-of-the-art cardiovascular services to children and young adults with congenital heart disease and to children with acquired heart disease.
We actively participate in numerous National Institutes of Health (NIH), foundation, and industry-sponsored clinical and basic research programs. The division has an active pediatric cardiology fellowship program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program also offers post-graduate training in pediatric cardiac intensive care to fellows who have completed training in pediatric cardiology or pediatric intensive care.
The Division of Cardiology continues to expand clinical services to the region, ensuring that children have access to top-quality cardiology services using on-site clinics and telemedicine technology. For the most recent four-year reporting period for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the program’s surgical mortality was 2.1%, beating a national average 3.23%, and the best in the country among medium and large programs. The Division's achievements were acknowledged with a #2 ranking for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
- Provide comprehensive clinical services for fetuses and children with all forms of heart disease, and for adults with congenital heart disease
- Train the next generation of clinical pediatric cardiologists and physician-scientists through a comprehensive fellowship program of superior quality
- Perform high-quality clinical and basic research in the fields of heart disease and developmental cardiology
- Teach the fundamentals of pediatric cardiology to medical students, pediatric residents, and pediatric and adult cardiology fellows