Our Reputation

Best Children's Hospital Cardiology and Heart SurgeryStaffed by internationally renowned cardiac experts who are leaders in the respective fields, including some of the country's top interventionists and cardiac surgeons, our dedicated team of expert cardiac physicians provides the complete spectrum of pediatric and congenital heart care. Here, our pediatric cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, interventionists and specially trained cardiac nurses work collaboratively to provide high-quality, complex cardiac care for patients in utero to adulthood.

Unlike some medical centers or stand-alone children's hospitals, we offer advanced cardiac care including advanced surgical and catheter-based interventions. We also have the infrastructure to skillfully care for adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease and work closely with community physicians to allow the patient's own primary cardiologist to continue care while in the hospital. This provides for a cohesive cardiac team than knows what is happening in your care, both in and out of the hospital setting.

A Multidisciplinary Team

The multidisciplinary cardiac team at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Heart Institute is comprised of numerous professionals, including world-renowned cardiologists, who are committed to your child's health and well-being. Our multidisciplinary team includes:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Cardiologists
  • Cardiac intensivists
  • Cardiac surgeons
  • Cardiovascular nurses
  • Child life specialists
  • Child psychiatric consultants
  • Clinical dieticians
  • Family advocates
  • Hospital volunteers
  • Interpreters
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Patient care coordinators
  • Perfusionists
  • Resource specialists

At Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Heart Institute, providing the highest quality of care to patients is our number one priority. As one of South Florida’s busiest pediatric cardiac centers, we perform many high-risk surgeries, and although there are never any guarantee to outcomes, it’s important patients and their families obtain care at a center where these outcomes are continually monitored, and that the medical center meets or exceeds those standards.

At the Heart Institute, we strive to provide world-class care with excellent clinical outcomes across all areas, including congenital cardiac surgery and transplantation. In fact, safety, quality and service are the pillars of our patient- and family-centered care philosophy to ensure patients receive the best care possible.

Our Commitment to Excellence

As a result, our success rates and patient outcomes are among some of the best in the nation, placing us in the top tier of pediatric cardiac programs in the United States. For instance, our infant mortality rates are lower than the national average across several categories, as shown in the STS Congenital Heart Data Summary reported by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. That’s why every year hundreds of patients and their families trust us to perform some of the most complex cardiac interventions on their loved ones—with excellent long—term outcomes.