Pediatric heart surgeons at Children’s National perform a high volume of lifesaving surgeries ranging from the most complex congenital problems to more common issues, all with children’s neurodevelopment in mind.
If a child needs heart surgery, our Division of Cardiac Surgery at Children’s National Hospital is there to provide compassionate, world-class expertise. Our dedicated team of heart surgeons uses groundbreaking innovation and state-of-the-art technology to make sure your child gets the best possible care.
In addition to our team of internationally renowned heart surgeons and pediatric cardiologists, we provide:
Ashley Vela Mercedes was born premature with medical issues including critical HLHS, which made her unlikely to survive. The Velas cardiologist reached out to our team of experts who were able to perform the lifesaving hybrid procedure.
Children’s National offers a comprehensive surgical program that includes the full range of procedures available for the treatment of pediatric cardiac disease and congenital heart defects. Our physicians pioneered many of these procedures and have extensive experience performing them, leading to some of the best heart surgery outcomes in the nation. Procedures we perform, include:
Zachary Blumenfeld is so thankful for the Children’s National Hospital physicians who saved his life. Now, he wants to spread miracles around the world.
Division Chief, Cardiac Surgery Co-Director, Children's National Heart Institute
Emeritus Chief, Cardiac SurgerySenior Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research
Associate Chief, Cardiac SurgeryDirector, HLHS Hybrid ProgramDirector, Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship Program
Education Lead, Advanced Practice ProvidersNurse Practitioner
Nurse Navigator, Children's National Heart Institute
Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., was ranked No. 5 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 Best Children’s Hospitals annual rankings.