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Pediatric Heart Institute

Nationally ranked for pediatric heart care

In this age of high-tech medicine, listening to a child’s heart is still a critical tool for finding problems. Our cardiologists at the Pediatric Heart Institute diagnose and treat children with minor and complex heart problems. We coordinate care with your child’s doctor and support your family from initial consultation to follow-up. Your access to experts includes same-day or next-day consultations for urgent needs.

Conditions We Treat

Some of the many pediatric cardiac conditions we treat include:

Meet Your Care Team

Scott Baldwin

Scott BaldwinMD

    General Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Heart
David W. Bearl
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David W. BearlMD, MA

    Cardio-Oncology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Heart, Pediatric Heart Transplant
Joshua D. Chew

Joshua D. ChewMSCI, MD, BA

    Cardiac Imaging, Cardiovascular MRI, General Pediatric Cardiology, Heart Murmurs, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Heart
Jamie N. Colombo

Jamie N. ColomboDO

    Cardiac Imaging, Complex Single Ventricle Conditions, Fetal Cardiology, General Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Heart
Aarti Dalal

Aarti DalalDO

    Adult Congenital Heart and Valve Conditions, Electrophysiology/ Arrhythmia/ Palpitations, General Pediatric Cardiology, Inherited Cardiovascular Disease-Genetics, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Heart
Ellen Dees
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Ellen DeesMD, BA

    General Pediatric Cardiology, Heart Murmurs, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Heart
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
Nhue L. Do

Nhue L. DoMD

    ECMO and Critical Care, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
Fred S. Lamb

Fred S. LambMD, PhD

    Heart Failure, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Heart
Isaura Diaz

Isaura DiazMD

    Pediatric Critical Care
Lisa M. DiPietro

Lisa M. DiPietroMD

    Pediatric Critical Care
Dustin M. Hipp

Dustin M. HippMD

    Pediatric Critical Care
Patrick O. Maynord

Patrick O. MaynordMD

    Pediatric Critical Care
Neal R. Patel

Neal R. PatelMD, MPH

    Pediatric Critical Care
Ann B. Sweeney

Ann B. SweeneyMD

    Pediatric Critical Care
Brian S. Donahue

Brian S. DonahueMD

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services
Michael T. Kuntz

Michael T. KuntzMD

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services
Bevan P. Londergan

Bevan P. LonderganMD

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services
Elizabeth A. Smith

Elizabeth A. SmithAPRN, BSN

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services

Why Choose the Pediatric Heart Institute at Monroe Carell

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    Pediatric heart excellence

    The Pediatric Heart Institute at Monroe Carell is recognized as one of the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report for delivering leading-edge, compassionate care to children. Our program is also recognized as an Aetna Pediatric Heart Disease Center of Excellence.

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    Recognized care

    High quality care and specialized disease management has led to our accreditation by the Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF), a national non-profit committed to improving health outcomes and quality of life for children with cardiomyopathy.

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    Coordinated care

    We treat all congenital and acquired heart conditions in children, and we provide second opinions on diagnoses you may have received from other providers. As part of a comprehensive academic medical center, we also provide a seamless transition of care from childhood into adulthood.

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    Experienced care

    Monroe Carell is a part of the Vanderbilt Heart Transplant program, performing more heart transplants than any other program in the world. 

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    Dedicated intensive care

    Following heart surgery, children go to our Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Unlike ICUs in adult hospitals, our unit includes equipment sized just for kids, and experts who are specialists in caring for children with heart disease.

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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. 

Kael's Story

Kael Adams was diagnosed with a rare, complex congenital heart disorder in utero and had his first heart surgery at 8 days old. After more than 20 surgeries and procedures and a lifetime of care of Vanderbilt, Kael is keeping up with his friends in baseball and playing without restrictions.

Tests, Treatments and Services

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

Locations

2200 Children's Way, 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
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100 West 4th Street, Suite 320
Cookeville, TN 38501
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800 Weatherly Drive, Suite 201
Clarksville, TN 37043
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Vanderbilt Health Hendersonville
128 North Anderson Lane
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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37 Sandstone Circle, Suite 100
Jackson, TN 38305
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