Welcome to the Division of Cardiology!

The Division of Cardiology is part of the Heart Institute at Rady Children's. We are the largest and most comprehensive pediatric cardiology program in San Diego, Imperial and Orange Counties, providing state-of-the-art, family-centered care to patients from fetal life through adulthood. The Cardiology Division is actively involved in clinical care, research, teaching and service. Faculty members in the Division presently hold multiple grants and contracts and have published over 50 original articles and chapters within the last five years.

 Division Chief

Welcome to the Cardiology Division's Website. Cardiology is a combined Division from the former Divisions of Pediatric Cardiology at UCSD School of Medicine and of The Children's Specialist San Diego Medical Group. Cardiology is a large Division with extensive expertise. We provide the full gamut of cardiovascular care for patients with congenital heart disease in Southern California, Hawaii and Saipan. We also have a long history of educating successful pediatric cardiologists and pediatric interventional cardiologists, as well as a strong tradition of clinical and basic science research.

 Division Achievements

  • First in world to perform a nonsurgical, catheter-only procedure in patient with single-ventricle congenital heart disease.
  • First in San Diego to have a 3-D Heart Modeling Program.
  • Has the only two ABIM-certified adult congenital heart disease specialists in San Diego, Imperial and Riverside counties. Learn more.
  • One of the largest pediatric programs in the country for Kawasaki disease.
  • One of the first pediatric centers in the country to participate in the Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve program, enabling patients to undergo minimally invasive heart valve replacement instead of open-heart surgery.
  • Outcomes among the best in the nation for catheter ablation of arrhythmias.


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