If your child was diagnosed with a congenital heart disease or another form of pediatric heart disease, you'll want a team with the experience to accurately diagnosis the condition, find the right treatment and perform that treatment with expertise.

At the University of Maryland Children's Hospital, the Children's Heart Program focuses on providing compassionate and comprehensive cardiac care for children from before birth through adulthood.

Our team of specialized nurses, pediatric cardiologists and surgeons uses cutting-edge diagnostic technology and offers interventional procedures to help families and heal children.

To make an appointment with a Children's Heart Program physician, please call 410-328-5887.

We have several locations in Maryland so that you can find a physician close to you.

Professional Recognition

  • Nationally renowned pediatric and neonatal cardiovascular surgeon Joseph M. Forbess, MD, MBA, is now the Surgical Director of the Children's Heart Program. Dr. Forbess joins K. Barry Deatrick, MD, pediatric cardiovascular surgeon, in continuing to build the University of Maryland's nationally ranked Children's Heart Program.
  • Three doctors were featured in Baltimore Magazine's Top Doctors 2020 issue:
  • With accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in all forms of echocardiography - transthoracic, transesophageal and fetal - the University of Maryland Children's Heart Program's echo lab has expertise no matter what type of echo is required.
  • The Children's Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital is ranked among the nation's top 50 pediatric cardiology and heart surgery centers for the fifth year in a row, according to the 2022-2023 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals. There are nearly 200 qualified pediatric centers in the country. Learn more about our pediatric heart program.
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