Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Sibley Heart Center

Leading Pediatric Cardiac Center

The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Sibley Heart Center is one of the top pediatric cardiac programs in the country. Combining expert cardiac care with a comprehensive approach to supporting families has helped rank us at No. 4 in the nation for pediatric heart care and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Our multidisciplinary team treats conditions from the simplest to the most complex from before birth to adulthood. Our dedicated physicians and staff work together to heal thousands of children with heart problems each year.


  • Services
  • Volumes and Outcomes

      Children’s is one of the highest volume pediatric heart centers in the country. You want an experienced team to care for your child. High volumes mean we can provide dedicated cardiac staff, hospital space and technology. Research shows that centers that perform a higher number of complex heart surgeries have better patient outcomes.

      We performed 881 heart surgeries in 2013 and 292 heart transplants since the program’s inception in 1988 - 21 in 2013 alone.

      Our patient outcomes are also better than the national average. At Sibley Heart Center, care does not stop at the bedside. We measure and track how our patients are doing after treatment. This allows us to evaluate our treatments and ensure we are providing high-quality care.


  • Meet the Team
  • Why Children's?

      The Children’s Sibley Heart Center is a leading pediatric cardiac center having been recognized by numerous organizations for our expert care.  We were ranked No. 4 among pediatric heart centers nationwide in the U.S.News & World Report’s 2013-14 edition of Best Children's Hospitals.

      The center ranked No. 5 among pediatric cardiac programs nationwide in a list released by Parents magazine. And, the Michael P. Fisher Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Children’s was awarded the Gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence, a national award given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Children’s was the only hospital in Georgia to receive the gold-level Beacon award

  • Programs and Events
  • Contact Us

      Contact us with any cardiac related questions you may have. We have implemented a Cardiac Call Center to provide parents, families, doctors, case managers and other caregivers with one phone number to call for all pediatric cardiac needs. The Cardiac Call Center—available 24 hours a day, seven days a week—will provide the appropriate information or connect the caller with the person who can best meet the caller's needs.

      Call 800-542-2233 or in Atlanta 404-256-2593 to be connected with a pediatric cardiologist, heart surgeon, or other pediatric cardiac department.


  • pulse ox babyWe developed the revolutionary Pulse Ox Tool app available to newborn nurseries and pediatric hospitals across the country to identify heart defects in newborns before discharge from the hospital. This app has been copyrighted and is available for free.
  • We have one of the highest volumes of pediatric heart surgeries in the country—nearly 800 a year, including some of the most complex. Our survival rates exceed the national average.
  • We treat more pediatric inpatient cardiac surgery cases than any other hospital in Georgia.
  • We are one of the nine main sites across the U.S. and Canada in the Pediatric Heart Network, which is funded through the National Institutes of Health. This network conducts research to improve treatment for congenital heart defects, which are relatively common—affecting almost one in every 100 newborns in the U.S.

Video: Pediatric Cardiac Care

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At the Children's Sibley Heart Center, we specialize in caring for children who have congenital heart defects, and for those patients who develop heart defects later in their childhood or teen years—also known as acquired heart disease. At our children's heart center, dedicated pediatric cardiologists, cardiac intensivists, pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric heart surgeons and staff work together to heal thousands of children with heart problems each year.