Cardiology (Children's Heart Program)
To make an appointment with the Children's Heart Program, call (410) 328-4348.
At the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Heart Program focuses on providing compassionate and comprehensive cardiac care for children from before birth through adulthood. Our team, which includes specialized nurses and pediatric cardiologists and surgeons, uses cutting-edge diagnostic technology and offers interventional procedures to help families and heal children.
Learn more about our Fetal Heart Program and our Adult Congenital Heart Program.
Patient Success Stories
15-year-old Jordyn Ray had several sicknesses as a baby, but her family never thought any of that had to do with her heart. One day at school, Jordyn, a gymnast, felt like her heart was pounding out of her chest. After meeting with a pediatric cardiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center, it was discovered that open heart surgery was needed.
The surgery corrected Jordyn's heart problems and allowed her to return to competition.
To view more of the Children Heart Program's Success Stories, click here.
Leaders in Research
The Children's Heart Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center is leading a clinical trial that will use stem cells to treat hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a congenital heart disease.
The Phase I trial, the first of its kind in the world, uses allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells as a way to strengthen the right side of the patient's heart, which is not strong enough to function correctly and properly circulate blood.
Learn more here.
Meet our Team
Four University of Maryland Children's Heart Program doctors were featured in Baltimore Magazine's Top Doctors 2015 issue – cardiologists Peter Gaskin, M.D., Geoffrey Rosenthal, M.D., Ph.D., and Sudhir Vashist, M.D., M.B.B.S., and cardiac surgeon Sunjay Kaushal, M.D., Ph.D.
Meet Dr. Kaushal, who, when he isn't in the operating room, can sometimes be found on the ice playing hockey.
To learn more about the University of Maryland Children's Heart Program's team, click here.
Preparing for Surgery
Do you have surgery scheduled soon and want to know what to expect?
Follow University of Maryland Medical Center nurse practitioner Melanie Muller in this video tour of the hospital, which details the different stops you or your child will make on the day of surgery.
To see more answers to Pediatric Cardiac Surgery FAQs, click here.
To make an appointment with the Children's Heart Program, please call 410-328-4348.