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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 »


  • Robin Shandas, PhD, along with other researchers and inventors, has been awarded a new patent for improved shape memory polymers, a “smart material” used in many next-generation implantable medical devices. U.S. Patent #8,846,777.
  • Shelley Miyamoto, MD, was appointed to the second endowed chair in pediatric cardiology. Miyamoto will be the inaugural chairholder of the Millisor Chair in Pediatric Cardiology.
  • 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.
  • Our Adult Congenital Heart Clinic is held at the University of Colorado Hospital and serves patients over 18 who have congenital heart disease.
  • Our Echocardiography Laboratory provides state-of-the-art, noninvasive imaging for unborn fetuses, infants, children, and adolescents.