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The Department of Cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital Benderson Family Heart Center is known around the world for its superior patient care and clinical outcomes. Drawing from a global talent pool, we have grown to become the largest pediatric cardiology center in the United States and one of the most specialized in the world.

Our mission is to:

  • support the health and well-being of all patients and families affected by congenital and pediatric heart disease
  • strive to provide outstanding care for our patients, and to transform the field through continuing discovery, innovation, and education
  • dedicate ourselves to the core values of learning, compassion, equity, generosity, inclusiveness, and mentorship of the next generation

Our depth of experience in pediatric cardiology

From infancy to adulthood, our team of cardiologists, nurses, and other specialists are dedicated to providing a full spectrum of cardiac services for patients with congenital heart disease and other rare cardiac conditions. Each year, our cardiologists care for more than 18,000 children and adults with congenital and acquired heart defects, including the rarest and most complex cases in the world.

This level of experience translates to better outcomes. It also means that our 70-plus cardiologists can specialize in specific areas of cardiology, such as cardiac catheterization, cardiac imaging, inherited arrhythmias, and electrophysiology, and push the boundaries of what was previously possible in each of their specialties.

Our team approach to cardiac care

From your first visit, you’ll work with a team of professionals who are committed to overseeing your child’s medical, physical, and emotional needs. Each step we take is focused on making your family’s experience as comfortable and supportive as possible.

As a team, we’ll develop a comprehensive care plan that accounts for the many aspects of your child’s health that are affected by a heart condition. We also work closely with our colleagues in cardiac surgery to provide your child with the most up-to-date and appropriate treatment.

The depth and breadth of our programs and services, innovative treatments, and unmatched expertise draws families from around the world who seek the best care possible for their loved ones.