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Rady Children's Specialists

Heart Institute

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At Rady Children’s Hospital, we understand how critical it is to be confident in your child’s health care. That’s why our experienced team of providers are available to consult and provide expert opinions on care plans, so you are empowered to make informed decisions.

An expert opinion from Rady Children’s can confirm an initial diagnosis, provide other treatment options, and help you better advocate for your child’s needs, and just as importantly, give you peace of mind.

Our cardiac specialists have extensive experience in treating rare and complex conditions, offering insights that can be critical to your child’s care. After all, we know your child deserves care as unique as they are.

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Why Rady Children’s?

Expert Pediatric Specialists

Our team of pediatric cardiac specialists includes experts in diverse fields, ensuring that professionals with extensive experience in pediatric care thoroughly review your child’s case. Combining cutting-edge knowledge with a compassionate approach, our specialists are committed to offering the best guidance for your child’s unique needs.

Multi-disciplinary Teams and Approach

Our collaborative approach allows experts to explore ideas across specialties and professions with the goal of always putting the patient first. From the 3D Innovations Lab to respiratory therapists to nursing and child life – everyone has a role in achieving the best outcomes for patients.

Teaching and Research

In affiliation with the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, we are the region’s teaching hospital for the next generation of pediatric physicians. This means our patients have access to the best and brightest minds in medicine and research.

About Rady Children’s and the Heart Institute

  • Ranked in the nation’s Top 10 children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report 2023-24
  • Ranked #3 in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties surveyed seven years in a row
  • Home to leading experts in pediatric and fetal cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery
  • Multidisciplinary care for the most complex cases, bringing together the best in aerodigestive, otolaryngology, pulmonary, radiology, and more.

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Meet Our Team

Our team of medical experts at Rady Children’s Hospital is composed of specialists in Congenital Heart Surgery, Heart Transplantation, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Anomalies, and much more. Learn more about our team below.

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Your Child’s Health, Your Peace of Mind

At Rady Children’s Hospital, we’re here to help you and your child on their journey to finding the right care. If you’re interested in an expert opinion from our medical professionals, please click below to fill out an inquiry form.

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San Diego Area Resources

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Hotels and Lodging

Learn more about accommodations that are near Rady Children’s Hospital.

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San Diego Attractions

San Diego is host to a wide range of theme parks, attractions, and recreational activities for all ages.

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San Diego International Airport

See below for information and the latest updates about San Diego International Airport (SAN).

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Directions to SAN

Destination Medicine Resources

Concierge coordination is provided to patients traveling from outside the San Diego region. Learn more about our Destination Health resources below.

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Desmond’s Story

When a family in Arizona learned their unborn son had multiple complex conditions, requiring surgery shortly after birth, they searched for the best care they could find. “The answer kept coming back, yes, Rady Children’s would be a great place to go.”

Watch their video below to learn more about their story and the decision to temporarily relocate to San Diego for Desmond’s birth and subsequent surgeries.

Become a Patient. We’re Here to Help.

If you’re interested in your child becoming a patient, please complete and submit the form below.

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For questions or more information, please contact us by phone or email.

800-788-9029 | internationalref@rchsd.org