Sonya Kirmani, MD

  • Pediatric Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pediatric Transplant Medicine
Sonya Kirmani, MD


Sonya Kirmani, MD, is a UW Health pediatric cardiologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She cares for children with heart muscle disorders (cardiomyopathies) and heart failure. She also provides care and follow-up treatment for children who need a ventricular assist device (VAD) or heart transplant.

Dr. Kirmani’s care philosophy is both patient- and family-centered. She knows there’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach, so she takes time to understand each child’s needs and their family’s values. She then works with them to develop the best treatment plan.

Dr. Kirmani also regularly collaborates with other members of the UW Health Kids team to build a care plan that addresses other needs beyond medical treatment. She is also an active researcher and involved in clinical studies of cardiomyopathy, heart failure and heart transplant.

Giving back and helping kids led Dr. Kirmani toward a career in medicine. She is rewarded by the relationships she builds and the improvements she sees in the lives of the children in her care.

Outside of work, Dr. Kirmani enjoys going to local events and spending time with friends. She stays active by hiking and playing tennis.

My true hope for every single one of my patients is that their lives are improved in some way, that they are happier, healthier, and able to do what they want to do.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatrics
Medical School
  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
  • Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA