Welcome to the Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Vanderbilt

Who We Are

The Pediatric Cardiac surgery program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is a regional center of clinical excellence, performing more than 500 operations each year. The Vanderbilt Children's heart program is consistently among the top ranked pediatric heart surgery programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report annually. Our Children's heart program was designated as one of 15 centers nationwide to be certified as a pediatric heart transplant center of excellence by OptumHealth Clinical Sciences Institute. We participate in several, national quality initiatives, including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) national data submission. Based on the strength of our database initiative, Vanderbilt is a pilot site for the development of the AAC Impact cardiology database.


David P. Bichell, M.D.
William S. Stoney, Jr. Chair in Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
Professor of Clinical Cardiac Surgery
Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

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