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The Department of Pediatrics Section of Cardiology is recognized for reconstructive heart surgery, heart transplantation, heart catheterization, specialized anesthesia, and nursing for children and young adults with heart disease. We perform specialized interventions - both surgical and noninvasive - to improve quality of life for children and their families.

Our inpatient clinical services are provided at Children's Hospital Colorado, in Aurora, Colorado. We are located on the third floor of the main hospital.

The Section of Cardiology functions within the auspices of Children's Hospital Colorado Heart Institute. LEARN MORE »

We offer a variety of educational programs including a three-year Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, which is fully accredited. LEARN MORE »

A continuing commitment to advance pediatric cardiac treatment relies on the willingness to incorporate research into everyday medicine.  LEARN MORE »


  • Greg Brames, MD and Jeffery Darst, MD have won the PRC National Excellence in Health Care 5-Star Excellence Award from Children's Hospital Colorado.
  • The American Heart Association and American Thoracic Society Joint Guidelines for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension was just approved by the Executive Committees of both societies. This international project was conceived and led by Steve Abman, MD, and included several members of the University of Colorado faculty, including Dunbar Ivy, MD, John Kinsella, MD, Kurt Stenmark, MD, and Robin Deterding, MD. This is the first formal guidelines on the care of children with pulmonary hypertension.
  • Eduardo da Cruz, MD has been recognized for Outstanding Dedication and Service to the Residency Recruitment and Selection Process, CU SOM.
  • Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD, has been honored with the Gold Heart Award for 2015, the highest national volunteer award of the American Heart Association.
  • Our Pulmonary Hypertension Program is one of the premier programs in the U.S.
  • Our Prenatal Cardiac Diagnosis Program has the ability to detect congenital heart defects as early as 14 weeks of gestation.
  • Our Arrhythmia Center is an internationally recognized program for children.