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Pediatric Heart Surgery

Full-spectrum surgical care for pediatric heart disease

Monroe Carell has one of the most experienced pediatric heart surgery teams in the nation. Our heart surgeries range from closures of septal defects to very complex procedures, including Norwood, Glenn and Fontan procedures, and heart transplantation. We provided dedicated pediatric cardiac psychology and child life services to help your child and family navigate the heart repair journey.

We perform surgeries at Monroe Carell in Nashville and and are able to see patients before and after surgery at other Middle Tennessee locations.

Meet Your Care Team

David P. Bichell

David P. BichellMD

    Adult Congenital Heart and Valve Disease, Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Surgery
Karla G. Christian

Karla G. ChristianMD

    Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Surgery
Garrett N. Coyan

Garrett N. CoyanMD

    Cardiovascular Medicine, Complex Single Ventricle Conditions, Congenital Neonatal, Infant and Pediatric Heart Conditions, Heart Valve Diseases, Mechanical Support (VAD) and ECMO, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart
Nhue L. Do

Nhue L. DoMD

    Complex Single Ventricle Conditions, Congenital Neonatal, Infant and Pediatric Heart Conditions, ECMO and Critical Care, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Heart, Pediatric Heart Transplant

Why Choose the Heart Surgery Program at Monroe Carell

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    Proven outcomes

    Our cardiac surgeons perform more than 500 operations annually, making ours one of the top ten busiest congenital heart surgery programs in the nation, according to STS.

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    Dedicated intensive care

    Our Heart Institute space at Monroe Carell features 38 dedicated inpatient cardiac beds and 19 Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit beds, with equipment sized just for kids.

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    Excellence in perfusion

    The American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology (AmSECT) has recognized Monroe Carell as a Perfusion Center of Excellence with the 2022 Pillar Award. We are one of only seven children's hospitals in the nation to be given this honor. This means the perfusionists who are part of your child's heart surgery team follow the highest standards of practice.

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    Coordinated care

    Our doctors, nurses and staff work closely together to develop a personalized care plan for your child. We also work closely with your pediatrician to provide your child with seamless ongoing care.

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    Experienced care

    Monroe Carell is a part of Vanderbilt Health, one of the top heart transplant programs in the world, providing patients with outstanding outcomes and access to innovative new research and treatments.

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    Specialized anesthesiology care

    Our team of pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists and cardiac certified registered nurse anesthetists have specialized training and experience in providing anesthetics during heart surgeries for children. We carefully select these experts to join the Monroe Carell staff after they complete years of additional training in this field. 

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:


2200 Children's Way, 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.