Pediatric Heart Surgeons

The Children’s Sibley Heart Center cardiothoracic surgery team is the most comprehensive pediatric cardiac program in Georgia and the largest in the Southeast.

These pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons work in conjunction with our six pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists and the more than 40 pediatric cardiologists comprising Sibley Heart Center Cardiology.

Other multidisciplinary team members include nurse coordinators, cardiopulmonary perfusionists, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nutritionists, social workers, psychologists, child life specialists, chaplains and other ancillary specialists.

Each of the following surgeons—along with more than 300 trusted professionals and support staff—combine their resources and expertise to create a unique program of pediatric cardiac care at the Children's Sibley Heart Center.

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery 

Brian E. Kogon, M.D.
ChiefCardiothoracic Surgery
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Kirk R. Kanter, M.D.   
DirectorHeart Transplant Program 
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Bahaaldin Alsoufi, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals who perform services at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are independent providers and are not our employees.