Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Heart Center

U.S. News and World Report award for Cardiology and Heart Surgery

We’re committed to achieving the best possible outcome for every child’s heart.

With nearly 13,000 outpatient clinic encounters, more than 900 inpatient admissions and 802 surgical procedures in the past year, The Heart Center at Children’s Health℠ has some of the nation’s highest volumes – and some of its best outcomes.

We offer the full spectrum of cardiac care, from prenatal diagnosis to heart transplants to adult congenital care. Plus, our Safe at Home Program, advanced imaging, VAD capabilities and Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program are setting a new standard for other hospitals to follow.


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214-456-2333 ext.7
Fax: 241-456-2714


214-456-2333 ext.7
Fax: 241-456-2714

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Neurodevelopmental care starts at the bedside

Supporting Children’s Neurodevelopment After Cardiac Surgery

Children who have had cardiac surgery during infancy may experience cognitive and motor delays. Our Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program offers screening, evaluation and follow-up to support children’s development from infancy through young adulthood.

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Latest News

Lynn Mahony, M.D., Receives Prestigious Founders Award from AAP

We are proud to be the home of the AAP Section on Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 Founders Award winner, Lynn Mahony, M.D.. This award recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery. Dr. Mahony collaborates with other top-rated physicians nationwide to help improve the quality of life for congenital heart disease patients. She believes that it’s important to continue to learn more about these diseases, learn how to prevent them, learn better treatments and learn how to improve outcomes.

The Heart Center at Children’s Health℠ is pleased to announce it has acquired Pediatric Heart Specialists (PHS).

Also known as The Laird Group, this addition allows our Heart Center to expand pediatric heart care throughout Texas. PHS is officially a part of the Children’s Health Care Network, a collaborative network of health care providers with a shared vision of providing the best care for children. Find out more about PHS.

2019 Best Pediatric Specialists, named by D Magazine

Every year, D Magazine names the best medical professionals in the Dallas area as chosen by their peers. Children Health’s heart specialists were heavily represented again in 2019, with several of our doctors named to the list:

  • Vivian Dimas, M.D.
  • Catherine Ikemba, M.D.
  • Robert D.B. Jaquiss, M.D.
  • Matthew Lemler, M.D.
  • Lynn Mahony, M.D.
  • Sadia Malik, M.D.
  • Eric Medneloff, M.D.
  • Claudio Ramaciotti, M.D.
  • William Scott, M.D.
  • Suren Reddy, M.D.
  • Poonam Thankavel, M.D.
  • Ilana Zeltser, M.D.
  • Josh Wolovits, M.D.
  • Penn Laird, M.D.
  • Tracy Laird, M.D.
  • Michael Day, M.D.
  • Amit Verma, M.D.

2020 Texas Super Doctors® Rising Stars℠ featured in Texas Monthly

Every year, a handful of physicians undergo a rigorous nomination process to be selected in the Texas Super® Doctors Rising Stars℠ 2020 list. The award is a testament to their commitment to excellent patient care as well as their role as a leader in their field. This year's winners in cardiology include:

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