Pediatric Cardiac Research

At Children's Sibley Heart Center, we strive to advance the prevention and treatment of congenital and acquired pediatric heart disease. We also focus on improving the lives of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) as they reach school age.  Due to the large volume of patients we see each year, as well as our proximity and close collaboration with prestigious research institutes including Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia Insitute of Technology, Sibley Heart Center is in a unique position to lead research in congenital heart disease. 

    • Emory+Children’s Pediatric Research Center, a partnership between Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University, is one of 9 core sites in the Pediatric Heart Network (PHN). Created and funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, the PHN is a collaboration of clinical sites and a data coordinating center that conducts research studies in children with heart disease. 
    • New technique to improve blood flow in children born with one functional ventricle shows promise in pilot study. Learn how a unique collaboration between Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology is bringing research developments into the clinical realm.  
      —Woodruff Health Sciences Center, July 2, 2012 
    • Kevin Maher, M.D., pediatric cardiologist and founding member of the Children's Center for Pediatric Nanomedicine, said the application of nanotechnology to the medical field will be as profound as the invention of the light microscope was more than 300 years ago.