Clinical Services

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's clinical services are at the forefront of pediatric medicine, including the following:


Heart Institute

Our Heart Institute unites some of the most highly respected pediatric cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons with highly specialized cardiac care services and some of the world's most advanced pediatric heart disease technologies.

We rank as the top pediatric cardiovascular surgery program in the United States with the lowest overall four-year surgical mortality rate among all medium- and high-volume programs with a rate of 1.1%, according to the latest data compiled by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2008-2012).

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Brain Care Institute

Our Brain Care Institute, with its leading pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons, is recognized internationally for its outstanding care of infants, children, and young adults with diseases of, or injuries to, the brain or spinal cord.

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Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation

Our Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation, established in 1982 under renowned transplant pioneer Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, as the nation's first pediatric transplant center, has performed more transplants in infants or children than any other facility of its type. We specialize in heart, lung, heart and lung, liver, intestine, multivisceral, kidney, and blood and marrow transplants, and we achieve pediatric outcomes that rank among the best in the world.

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Pediatric Ophthalmology

Our Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus and Adult Motility is a leader in the examination, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of ocular, eye movement, and vision system disorders in neonates, infants, and children. A comprehensive center for the treatment of visually impaired children, we also provide developmental health and educational support.

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Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Our Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology offers new and innovative treatments for children and adolescents with all types of cancers and blood disorders, including lymphoma, hemophilia, sickle cell, leukemia and gliomas.

Because Children's Hospital is a full member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), all patients with cancer are eligible to participate in current COG protocols — studies of the most promising and newest cancer therapies.

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Center for Rare Disease Therapy

Our Center for Rare Disease Therapy consists of world-renowned experts focused on treating children with rare diseases, defined by leading standards of care, pioneering protocols, novel therapeutic modalities, and individualized services for optimal outcomes.

These centers of excellence are ranked consistently among the top programs in the United States in completeness of care, advanced research, and outcomes.

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All of our clinical specialties are supported by telemedicine services that deliver our world-class care to partners worldwide.

In addition, we provide a comprehensive, convenient Second Opinion service for international patients, available online.