Pulmonary Hypertension Program

The Sibley Heart Center Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta offers children and young adults a range of services, from imaging tests to long-term treatment and follow-up care.

Our team of experts includes cardiologists, pulmonologists and nurse practitioners. 


Services for comprehensive evaluation and management of pulmonary hypertension:

Coordinated Care

Pulmonary hypertension affects many different body systems in most patients. Doctors at Children's will work closely with your child’s doctor and other specialists to ensure your child gets coordinated care. 

We offer care options from oral medicines to continuous intravenous (I.V.) medicine.


    Treating Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension
    Read a Q&A with Usama Kanaan, M.D., Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine.

    Download the referral form for the Pulmonary Hypertension Program.

    Why Children's?  Read a fact sheet about our Pulmonary Hypertension Program.


Usama Kanaan, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiologist
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Nikhil Chanani, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiologist
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)

Dawn Simon, M.D.
Pediatric Pulmonologist

Patricia Lawrence, C.P.N.P, A.C., P.C.
Clinical Program Manager
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Amanda Brown, P.N.P. - A.C.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Anna Burnett Gay, P.N.P.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Jeryl Huckaby, R.R.T., M.S.C.R.A., C.C.R.C.
Senior Research Coordinator

  • Meet Spencer

    Diagnosed at 21 months with pulmonary hypertension, Spencer has to be careful not to overexert himself, and he must avoid activities such as contact sports. With help from Children’s, Spencer has made incredible strides.


Video: Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Pulmonary Hypertension ProgramView

The diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension is very involved, but a team of doctors at Sibley Heart Center have the resources to help young patients.   




Call 404-785-2950 to make an appointment or a referral.