Heart Center nurse treats infant heart patient in Cardiac Acute Care Unit

Recipient of Gold-Level Beacon Award

Our cardiac catheterization lab is one of only four in the country to receive a Beacon Award for Excellence and the only pediatric catheterization lab to receive a Gold-Level award.

Your child's heart is precious and requires specialized pediatric care. That's why where you take your child matters. As the largest cardiac program in the Southeast, one of the top five largest pediatric heart centers in the nation for Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and Cardiac Acute Care Unit (CACU) volumes, and the only nationally ranked cardiac surgery and cardiology program in the state, the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Heart Center provides exceptional treatment to infants, children and teenagers who have complex heart defects.

The number of patients we see and the excellent outcomes we have mean that our doctors have experience treating many different heart problems within a wide range of patient ages. So, whether you're looking for care for your newborn or your high school senior, our committed team of specialists, advanced technology and compassionate family support services make our Heart Center the right place to take your child's heart.

Our facilities include:

  • 32 beds in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), one of the largest dedicated CICUs in the U.S.
  • 35 bed, fully equipped Cardiac Acute Care Unit (CACU)
  • 3 catheterization labs; 2 with hybrid capabilities, 1 EP lab
  • 3 cardiovascular operating rooms (CVORs)
  • 20+ outpatient cardiology clinics across Georgia
  • Dedicated fetal cardiology clinic

“The emotions I feel as a mom push me to be a better surgeon.”

Performing more than 200 heart surgeries each year, Dr. Subi is dedicated to becoming a better heart surgeon every day and providing the best care possible to each patient she treats.

Learn more

Tour the Heart Center below:

Heart patient outcomes: by the numbers

We monitor and report our overall cardiac surgical outcomes and volumes to provide the most accurate information to patient families. Our mission is to continually improve and help our heart patients live their best lives.

learn more

When it comes to your child's heart, you'll go to any length to receive specialized, high-quality care, and in the Atlanta area, you don't have to go far to find it. We're ranked as one of the top pediatric cardiac and cardiology programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.*

Our team collaborates with other specialists to help your child's specific needs. We work with you through each step of treatment, often from before your child is born through adolescence and into young adulthood. You'll always know what to expect and how to take the best care of your child.

Our specialty heart programs include:

We also offer supportive programs for our heart patients and their families, including:

  • Kids at Heart Program: Our Kids at Heart community provides support and resources to families, parents and caregivers of children with congenital heart defects. With more than 900 member families, Kids at Heart offers opportunities to learn from one another about the challenges that come with having a child with heart defects.
  • Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program: Our Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program provides critical mental health support to cardiac patients and families, as these patients typically have long periods of hospitalization.

A hospital reimagined

Children’s is building a new, state-of-the-art campus designed to improve outcomes, help clinicians deliver high-quality care and bring lifesaving research directly to our patients.

Learn More

What is a congenital heart defect (CHD)?

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common birth defects that affect the structure of a baby’s heart and the way it works, affecting 1% of newborns each year.

As a top-ranked center for pediatric heart care, we’re experienced with treating all kinds of heart problems in infants and children. We provide comprehensive cardiac services for congenital and acquired heart disease for babies to young adults, as well as prenatal (before birth) diagnostics. Treating more than 48,000 children every year, the Heart Center has gained national recognition for our innovative treatments, leading-edge research and compassionate care.

Heart defects and conditions we evaluate and treat include:

With more than 50 pediatric cardiologists in more than 20 locations across the state, our Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology clinics provide accessible outpatient care for your child's cardiology needs. During your first appointment, our team will provide a thorough evaluation, including an exam and diagnostic testing, if needed. Our pediatric cardiologists will take time to personally discuss their findings and recommendations. Each patient receives individualized specialty care, and we offer convenient locations throughout Georgia to provide high-quality heart care to patients throughout the state.

How do I make an appointment?

What information do I need to bring to my child's first appointment?

  • A completed patient form.
  • A form of payment—we accept all major credit cards and insurances. Please note that copayments are due upon service.

Refer a patient (physicians only)

For physician resources, forms or to refer a patient to Children’s Cardiology, physicians can access our Cardiology referral page.

Helpful forms and resources to prepare for your child's Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology visit

  • New patient form: Download and complete our form for new and existing patients before your appointment.
  • Cardiac risk assessment form (en Español): Download and complete the pediatric cardiac risk assessment form before your appointment.
  • Prepare for your child's first visit (en Español)Learn what to expect during your first visit at Children's Cardiology.
  • Insurance and billing: Payment for your child’s medical services is determined when an appointment is scheduled. If you do not have medical coverage, payment is expected at the time of the visit. If you do have medical coverage, review your coverage benefits to determine if there are referral guidelines and to ensure that the physicians treating your child are in network. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, money orders and all major credit cards. Call 770-488-9204 to speak with one of our financial counselors prior to your visit.
  • Financial assistance policy: Learn more about our financial assistance policy.
  • Statement of nondiscrimination
  • Consent to treat (en Español)
  • Authorization to obtain PHI (en Español)
  • Authorization to release PHI (en Español): To request copies of medical records, a parent, guardian or patient over the age of 18 should complete an authorization form and fax it to 770-488-9403 or mail it to:

    Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology
    Health Information Services
    2835 Brandywine Road, Suite 400
    Atlanta, GA 30341

Innovative research and clinical trials at the Heart Center

We use innovative technology and work closely with other heart centers across the country to develop treatments for pediatric heart defects to help our patients live healthy lives.

read more

Led by Paul Chai, MD, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and William Mahle, MD, Chief of Cardiology, our multidisciplinary team includes pediatric cardiologists, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons, pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, advanced practice providers, pediatric cardiac nurses, cardiac researchers and family support professionals.


  • Paul Chai, MD, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Co-Chief, Children’s Heart Center
  • William Mahle, MD, Chief of Cardiology, Co-chief, Children’s Heart Center

Cardiothoracic surgery


Cardiac anesthesiology

Perfusion Services

The Perfusion Services team at Children’s is comprised of a specialized group of individuals who are integral to the Heart Center team. The Perfusion Services team provides a variety of vital functions, including preparing, priming and managing ventricular assist devices for patients in heart failure and providing extracorporeal support for children undergoing cardiac surgery. Each of our six perfusionists are licensed and accredited, and partner with heart center clinicians during surgery to ensure children receive the best possible care.

  • Kathy K. Spitzer, CCP, CCT, FPP, Manager, Perfusion Services
  • Marney Moore, CCP, Lead Perfusionist
  • Ann Marie McGoldrick, CCP
  • Noble Isac, CCP
  • Yana Ivasko, CCP
  • Ramiro Torres
  • Alex Gum, CCP
  • Alexandra Hank, CCP