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

Meet Your Care Team

Scott Baldwin

Scott BaldwinMD

    General Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease
David P. Bichell

David P. BichellMD

    Adult Congenital Heart and Valve Disease, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac/Heart Transplantation, Congenital Heart Diseases, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Surgery
David W. Bearl

David W. BearlMD, MA

    Cardio-Oncology, Cardiovascular Medicine, General Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Heart Transplant
Karla G. Christian

Karla G. ChristianMD

    Cardiac/Heart Transplantation, Congenital Heart Diseases, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Surgery
Ellen Dees
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Ellen DeesMD

    General Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease

Why Choose the Pediatric Heart Institute at Children's Hospital

  • Pediatric heart excellence

    The Pediatric Heart Institute at Children's Hospital is recognized as one of the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report for delivering leading-edge, compassionate care to children.

  • 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.

  • Coordinated care

    We address all congenital and acquired heart conditions in children, including second opinions. As part of a comprehensive academic medical center, we also provide continuity and transition of care into adulthood.

  • Experienced care

    Nationally we are a top-five pediatric heart transplant program, with 22 procedures performed in 2019 (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services data). Forty percent of our transplant patients are under one year old.

Defining Personalized Care: Kael Adams

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, now 15, 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 (7)

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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2105 Edward Curd Lane, 2nd Floor
Franklin, TN 37067
262 New Shackle Island Road, Suite 207
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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37 Sandstone Circle, Suite 100
Jackson, TN 38305
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