William T. Mahle, MD, to Assume Role as Chief of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Heart Center

ATLANTA (April 2015) – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has selected William T. Mahle, MD, at Pediatric Cardiologist, to become the newest Chief of the Children’s Sibley Heart Center. Dr. Mahle, who currently serves as Medical Director of the Heart Transplant Program and Marcus Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, will assume his new role on May 1.

Dr. Mahle will succeed Robert M. Campbell, MD, who is stepping down after 25 years of dedicated service to focus on full-time clinical care with the Children’s Sibley Heart Center. “I am excited about focusing more on my clinical practice, as well as teaching the next generation of pediatric cardiologists,” said Dr. Campbell, who led the Heart Center to become one of the top five programs in the country. “Dr. Mahle is a leader who understands and supports our culture of teamwork and commitment to service and excellence. I know his leadership will carry us forward into the next chapter of our program.”

Dr. Mahle has served on the Children’s Sibley Heart Center leadership team since 2005, and has achieved national recognition for his leadership in pediatric cardiology, serving as President of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Group (PHTS), Chair of the Council of Cardiovascular Disease in the Young of the American Heart Association, member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics section of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Vice Chair of Pediatric Committee of the United Network of Organ Sharing, and as a principal investigator for the Pediatric Heart Network. He has published more than 150 research and review articles, four book chapters, and is an accomplished national and international speaker, presenting at the American Academy of Pediatrics, Annual Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease, American College of Cardiology, and Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, among others. 

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About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

As the only freestanding pediatric healthcare system in Georgia, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the trusted leader in caring for kids. The not-for-profit organization’s mission is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow through more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs, top healthcare professionals, and leading research and technology. Children’s is one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country, managing more than one million patient visits annually at three hospitals, Marcus Autism Center, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics, urgent care centers and neighborhood locations. Consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has impacted the lives of kids in Georgia, across the United States and around the world for more than 100 years thanks to generous support from the community.

About Children’s Sibley Heart Center

Treating more than 35,000 children annually, the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Sibley Heart Center provides comprehensive cardiac services for congenital and acquired heart disease from infancy through young adulthood, as well as prenatal diagnostics. Ranked one of the country’s top pediatric cardiac programs by U.S. News & World Report, the Sibley Heart Center is recognized for innovative treatments and leading‐edge research. Visit, or call 404‐256‐2593 or 800‐542‐2233 for more information. 

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