Heart Institute - For Medical Professionals

Thank you for considering Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as a partner in your patients’ care. Our multidisciplinary team of pediatric heart specialists will work closely with you to deliver the highest quality care to your patients.

Heart Institute: Why Choose Us

We communicate closely with referring doctors about their patients’ care at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Your patient will experience:

  • Renowned heart specialists: Our experts have a history of innovation in pediatric heart care. We performed the first pediatric open-heart surgery and established the first pediatric Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) on the West Coast.
  • Exceptional outcomes: Doctors from around the world refer patients to us because we have successful outcomes and low complication rates. For example, our three-year survival rate for heart transplants is among the best in the U.S. Learn more about our Heart Transplant and Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program
  • Child-focused, holistic care: As a dedicated pediatric hospital, our facility is set up with children’s comfort in mind. For example, our devices and supplies are customized for children, and our beautiful gardens provide a peaceful atmosphere. We also have Child Life specialists who support children’s social and emotional needs. Learn about our Child Life Program.
  • The latest therapies: We deliver the most advanced treatments for children’s heart conditions. For example, we incorporate extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in our Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit and provide subcutaneous pump infusion treatments for pulmonary hypertension. Learn more about our ECMO Program and our Pulmonary Hypertension Program.

Pediatric Heart Fellowships

We are proud to train and educate the next generation of pediatric heart specialists. As an academic hospital, we combine excellence in clinical care with research on the most advanced therapies to deliver the best outcomes. Learn more about our pediatric heart fellowships.

Refer a Patient to the Heart Institute

We’re here to support you and your patients. Please see our referral instructions for details about our process and a complete list of referral contacts for all CHLA departments.

To refer patients to our pediatric heart subspecialists, please use our Outpatient Referral Form (PDF) or contact us at the numbers below.

Second Opinion Program

Our expert specialists offer online second opinions to referring physicians and their patients. You know your patients better than anyone else, so we will work with you to ensure that your patient receives the best care. Learn more about our second opinion program

Children’s Hospital referrals for cardiology

Phone: 323-361-2461
Fax: 323-361-1513

Children’s Hospital referrals for cardiothoracic surgery

Phone: 323-361-4148
Fax: 323-361-3668

Children’s Hospital referrals for the cardiothoracic transplant program

Phone: 323-361-5965
Fax: 323-361-7979