Superior Outcomes With Care From Nationally Ranked Experts

UW Health Pediatric Heart Care has been ranked at the top in the nation



When your child has a heart problem, you won’t settle for second best. At UW Health and American Family Children’s Hospital, we see about 3,000 children a year with heart concerns.


If your child should need open heart surgery, it is comforting to know that UW Health is one of only 10 programs nationwide to receive the most elite “3-star” designation from the Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS) in 2019. This means that our patients have greater-than-expected survivorship outcomes – an essential measure for any parent.


Moreover, U.S. News & World Report, which rates programs at nearly 200 children’s hospitals, ranked American Family Children’s Hospital within the nation’s top 40 pediatric cardiology and heart surgery programs for 2019-20.


Our team includes 11 pediatric cardiologists, two pediatric heart surgeons and several nurse practitioners who care just for kids. Our doctors who give your child anesthesia or provide intensive care after surgery are expertly trained in caring for children who need a heart operation.


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