The Heart Institute - Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery


About the Heart Institute

For more than 80 years, experts at the hospital have provided patients from around the world with the most advanced, lifesaving treatments available. Ranked among the best in the nation for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report, the Institute provides children of all ages—from the unborn to young adults—with comprehensive care in a single location.

The Division of Cardiology cares for children with heart or blood vessel problems that may not require surgery. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for heart care on the U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals List.

The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is an integral component of The Heart Institute. The surgeons on our team are known for their innovative surgical techniques, some of which were pioneered at our hospital, and are now used across the nation to improve the lives of children with heart and lung defects.



The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit is a 24-bed unit. It serves as the center of the Heart Institute, and benefits from care provided by faculty members from the divisions of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine.