best-childrens-hospitals-cardiology The Pediatric Heart Center at CHAM is a recognized world leader in providing advanced cardiovascular care for young patients with congenital heart diseases. Our distinguished multidisciplinary team of highly specialized cardiology and heart surgery experts treats every heart condition—from minor arrhythmias to heart transplantation—for patients of all ages, from newborns to adults with congenital heart diseases.

We have pioneered innovative advancements in the field of cardiology for more than half a century. One of the initial cardiac catheterization laboratories for children was established at Montefiore, and Seymour Furman, MD, who developed the transvenous technique for implanting a pacemaker in 1958, was one of the first surgeons to implant pacemakers in children. More recently, our team of heart surgeons and cardiologists was the first in New York State to perform a hybrid procedure combining catheter-based technology and surgery to repair a baby's heart, and the first to conduct a pediatric heart transplant in the Bronx.

As part of a multimillion-dollar expansion of the Pediatric Heart Center at CHAM, the first hybrid catheterization lab in the New York metropolitan region is now operational and allows for maximal efficiency and coordination of care for children requiring both surgical and interventional procedures.


Giles Peek, MD

The Pediatric Heart Center brings together internationally renowned cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists in a state-of-the-art facility that treats children with most types of congenital heart disease, from before birth into adulthood.

Giles Peek, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Co-Director, Pediatric Heart Center
Professor, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, 
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

MD Daphne T. Hsu

The team in the Pediatric Heart Center at CHAM is committed to obtaining superior clinical outcomes and quality research in order to define the best way to care for their patients.

MD Daphne T. Hsu

Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
Co-Director, Pediatric Heart Center
Professor of Pediatrics, Einstein 



Our services offer the most comprehensive spectrum of expert physicians and technology to achieve the highest level of performance in the diagnosis and treatment of children with congenital heart diseases. 

The Pediatric Heart Center is designed to facilitate patient-centered, family-friendly care, and offers comprehensive services for the diagnosis and treatment of acquired heart disease in children and congenital heart disease. During the patient’s stay at CHAM, family members are an integral part of the care team and participate in daily rounds with physicians and nurses. Family members can stay at their child’s bedside at all times, and the team places the highest emphasis on transparent and compassionate relationships with families.


Education & Training

The Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is a three-year program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education that provides comprehensive training in all aspects of clinical cardiology, education and research. The primary goal of the program is to advance fellows' clinical, administrative and research expertise to fully prepare them for academic careers. Subspecialty board-certified pediatric cardiologists and surgeons provide the core training of the program, with additional teaching offered by the wide range of pediatric medical and surgical experts at CHAM.




Children treated at the Pediatric Heart Center at CHAM have access to investigators who are pioneering cutting-edge therapies for childhood diseases of the heart. The Center is a collaborative effort between Montefiore and Einstein. Colleagues in pediatric cardiac surgery, cardiology, genetics, obstetrics, neonatology, intensive care and anesthesia are working together to offer state-of-the-art care and bring the best research to the bedside.

Recent publications from the Center include investigations into the:

  • Effect of linear growth on neurodevelopmental outcome in infants with a single ventricle.
  • Best way to treat a patient with a tachyarrhythmia.
  • Optimal time to use a machine to support a child suffering from end-stage heart failure.

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