Pediatric Heart Transplant Program

Nationally Ranked for Children, Teens and Young Adults

The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Heart Transplant Program was established in 1988. Since then, the pediatric heart transplant team has performed heart transplants on children from around the world.

Our comprehensive approach to patient care through leading-edge research and medical advances allows for excellence in both pediatric heart transplantation and alternative therapies.

Heart Transplant Facts

  • The Children's Sibley Heart Center was named No. 8 in the country for pediatric cardiac programs by U.S.News & World Report.
  • We are one of only a few pediatric healthcare centers nationwide to have surgeons perform more than 300 pediatric heart transplants.*
  • In 2014, the team performed 13 heart transplants. More than 40 percent of those were performed on children younger than age 6.*



Team Approach

Because transplantation on children is a final course of treatment, our pediatric heart transplant team works closely with the Children’s cardiovascular surgical program and cardiology program.

Cooperation and collaboration between the Children’s heart transplant team and the Emory University School of Medicine ensures that our patients receive the best possible treatment for heart failure caused by congenital heart disease or cardiomyopathy. 

Our patients also benefit from the family-focused care available only at a dedicated pediatric hospital.


We are located at Egleston hospital on the Emory University campus. The neighborhood is safe and close to lodging, restaurants and public transportation. 

Contact us at 404-785-6395.

*United Network for Organ Sharing