Pediatric Heart Transplant

Heart Transplant
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If your child needs a heart transplant, we’re the only hospital in the state:

  • That performs pediatric heart transplants
  • With a dedicated pediatric transplant cardiologist
  • Offering ventricular assist devices (VADs) to children with severe, end-stage heart failure who are waiting for a transplant
Specialized Heart Transplant Care

Young people who need new hearts have different physical and emotional needs from adults. At UVA, our medical professionals are experts in pediatric heart transplant.

If your child has a heart transplant at UVA, you can count on a care team that includes:

  • Pediatric heart transplant surgeons
  • Pediatric cardiologists
  • Pediatric anesthesiologists
  • Pediatric intensivists (doctors who specialize in the care of patients in intensive care)
  • Social workers
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Child life specialists
  • Psychologists
  • Nutritionists
James Gangemi, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon