The Congenital Heart Center of Georgia, a collaboration between Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory Healthcare, is one of the largest programs in the U.S.—and the only one in Georgia—specializing in the treatment of children and adults with congenital heart disease (CHD).
The team, led by Wendy Book, M.D., William Mahle, M.D., and Brian Kogon, M.D., provides individuals with congenital heart disease appropriate lifelong care from before birth through adulthood.
At the Congenital Heart Center of Georgia, we aim to ensure:
- All patients—children and adults—receive high quality care from dedicated professionals who are specially trained to monitor their condition
- Patients receive the appropriate follow-up care
- Young adult patients do not get lost in the transition from a pediatric to an adult center
Why Choose Us?
Children's is a national leader in pediatric cardiac volumes and outcomes. Each year, Children's performs nearly 900 pediatric heart operations and evaluates more than 35,000 children with suspected or confirmed congenital and acquired heart defects. From simple arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) to pediatric heart transplants, our team of more than 45 pediatric cardiologists provides the most comprehensive pediatric cardiovascular diagnostic, treatment and management services in the Southeast. Additionally, we have patient survival rates that are better than the national average despite operating on some of the most complex cases. Learn more about our volumes and outcomes.
The Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center, a subspecialty within the Emory Heart & Vascular Center, is an internationally recognized cardiac service that focuses on the care of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). We provide quality healthcare services to our patients and their family members, strive to prevent complications associated with CHD during adulthood and facilitate best outcomes. The Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center team works with specialists across the Emory Heart & Vascular Center and Sibley Heart Center in areas such as advanced cardiac imaging, congenital cardiac surgery, interventional pediatric and adult congenital cardiology, women’s health, and many others. Learn more about the Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center or use the links below for more information on specific conditions and procedures.
Because of our large patient volumes and close collaboration with prestigious research institutes such as Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are in a unique position to lead research in congenital heart disease. In fact, we are one of only three sites nationally awarded a CDC grant titled "Surveillance of Congenital Heart Disease, Focusing on Adolescents and Adults." Learn more about research at Children's and Emory.
The Congenital Heart Center of Georgia treats the full range of congenital heart defects including (but not limited to) atrial septal defects (ASDs), ventricular septal defects (VSDs), tetralogy of fallot, single ventricle defects (the fontan procedure) as well as provides comprehensive care for patients with a congenital heart defect who are trying to get pregnant through delivery
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Born with a congenital heart defect, Kim Montcalm faced a scary transition from pediatric to adult care. She felt alone as she left the only cardiologist she’d ever known. Now, at 36, she is helping fellow patients.
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To make a referral or to learn more about our pediatric and adult congenital heart programs, please contact:
Congenital Heart Center of Georgia is not a legal entity, and instead is a marketing name used by the separate companies Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc. (“Children’s”) and Emory Healthcare, Inc. (“Emory”). Children’s and Emory are individual and separate legal entities, and are each independently and financially responsible for the goods and services that each provides. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Sibley Heart Center is a service of Children’s.