Children's Hospital Colorado
Heart institute
Heart institute

Information for Health Professionals

A woman with long blonde hair and a red shirt uses a stethoscope to examine a baby wearing light pink pajamas and lying on a pink plaid blanket on an exam table.

As a leader in pediatric cardiac care, our institute is one of the largest and fastest growing in the country. Nationally ranked for heart care and surgery by U.S. World & News Report, we are also one of only eight stand-alone pediatric research centers in the country and we are committed to advancing the field of heart care for kids.



Referral Information

A patient in a black shirt lies on an exam table while two blonde women in glasses and black shirts perform an ultrasound and point at the image on the screen.At Children's Hospital Colorado we've made improving service and providing prompt communication with our patients' providers our top priorities. The staff and physicians at Children's are continually working to improve all aspects of communication with referring providers.



Fetal Cardiology Clinic

The Fetal Cardiology Program specializes in congenital heart diseases (heart conditions present at or before birth in the unborn baby).

Educational Opportunities

A woman with long hair and a maroon shirt smiles at two kids wearing light green shirts.Our affiliation with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, home to one of the best Department of Pediatrics in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report, enables us to offer ongoing CME opportunities as well as one of the nation’s premier pediatric cardiology fellowship programs.


24/7 Nursery Call Coverage

Our pediatric cardiology faculty are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to evaluate newborns for possible cardiac problems.

Quality and Patient Safety

Three doctors in light blue scrubs work on a patient in an operating room.Children's Hospital Colorado is committed to excellence in caring for kids. Here are a few examples of the many things we measure in our efforts to monitor our own outcomes and compare our cardiac care to pediatric hospitals across the country).



Heart Surgery

Our cardiac care team is recognized for outstanding outcomes using state-of-the-art technology, making our Heart Institute one of the best centers in the nation for heart surgery. We provide world-class surgical care to patients with heart defects, from babies to adults.)