Pediatric Heart Transplant

The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Heart Transplant program was established in 1988. Since then, the pediatric heart transplant team has performed heart transplants on children from across the country and all around the world.

Children's comprehensive approach to patient care through leading-edge research and medical advances allows for excellence in both pediatric heart transplantation and alternative therapies.

Because transplantation on children is a final course of treatment, the pediatric heart transplant team works closely with the Children’s cardiovascular surgical program and cardiology program.

Transplant Facts

Heart Transplant Video

  • One of only a few children’s hospitals nationwide to have pediatric heart surgeons perform multiple pediatric ABO-incompatible heart transplants
  • The Children's Sibley Heart Center was named No. 4 in the country for pediatric cardiac programs by U.S.News & World Report
  • One of only a few pediatric healthcare centers nationwide to have surgeons perform more than 250 pediatric heart transplants*
  • Ranked among the top 10 transplant centers in the country and No. 2 in the Southeast for pediatric heart transplant volumes*

Cooperation and collaboration between the Children’s Heart Transplant team and the Emory University School of Medicine ensures that our patients receive the best possible treatment for heart failure due to congenital heart disease or cardiomyopathy. Our patients also benefit from the family-focused care only available at a dedicated pediatric hospital.

The Heart Transplant program is located at Children’s at Egleston, on the Emory University campus, in a safe, neighborhood close to lodging, restaurants and public transportation.

*United Network for Organ Sharing