Children's Heart Program

When a child is diagnosed with heart disease, it can be a challenging and stressful situation—not only for the child, but also for their family. The Children’s Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital recognizes this anxiety and works to alleviate it by delivering high quality and comprehensive compassionate care to every sick child.

Every day our team of cardiologists, surgeons, and specialized nurses provides world-class care to infants and children with a range of complex heart conditions. Through advanced research and groundbreaking clinical trials, our expert team led by Sunjay Kaushal, MD, PhD, associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of pediatric cardiac surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Geoffrey Rosenthal, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, continually makes new discoveries to better care for our young patients and their little hearts.

Dr. Kaushal is leading an internationally-recognized clinical trial that focuses on the use of stem cells to treat hypoplastic left heart syndrome, one of the most life-threatening heart defects in infants. Dr. Kaushal explains his fascinating research in the video below.

Your support is needed to ensure the Children’s Heart Program has the continued funding to advance our innovative research and give every child access to the most advanced cardiovascular care they deserve.