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Pulmonary Hypertension Program

The Pulmonary Hypertension Program provides both inpatient and outpatient care for children ages 0-18 with pulmonary hypertension.

Here, your child will be treated by a highly experienced and accomplished team. This team includes a board-certified pediatric cardiologist and critical care specialist, a board-certified pediatric pulmonologist and a nurse practitioner. The program treats all types of pulmonary hypertension and provides the full spectrum of care, including parenteral therapies and multiple drug therapies. Advanced imaging, such as  CT scans of the heart with 3-D modeling and cardiac MRI, is available.

Consultation for inpatient care is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Outpatient clinics are held twice a week and include additional satellite clinics.

Learn about pulmonary hypertension.


Rohit Rao, M.D., M.B.A., Director; Pediatric Cardiologist and Intensivist; Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Aparna Rao, M.D., Pediatric Pulmonologist; Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Jeanne M. Carroll, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Eleanor Lehnert Schuchardt, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Shylah Haldeman, M.S.N., N.P.-C, CCTC


Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)

The Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network


Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (Map it)
Rose Pavilion, 1st Floor South
3020 Children’s Way
San Diego, CA 92120
Phone: 858-966-5855
Fax: 858-966-7903

Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego, a Medical Foundation (Map it)
25485 Medical Center Drive, Suite 100
Murrieta, CA  92562
Phone: 951-600-1640
Fax: 951-600-1760

Contact Us

For more information about the program and other cardiology services, contact the Cardiology division at 858-966-5855.