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Welcome to Cardiology

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 »


  • Lyn and Michael Schaffer, MD, were recipients of the 2016 Firefly Luminescence Award (Advocates for Children), a humanitarian award, presented at the Firefly Autism’s signature fundraiser.
  • Eduardo da Cruz, MD, was appointed as the Expert Advisor for the European Commission Horizon 2020 Project and named Chair of the Section of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Intensive Care and Mechanical Circulatory Assistance of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care.
  • Dunbar Ivy, MD and Steve Abman worked closely on a four-year process and major milestone with the recent publication on clinical guidelines on pediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH). It is the first collaboration championed jointly by the American Thoracic Society and the American Heart Association, which underscores the multi-disciplinary nature of this life-threatening condition.
  • 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.