Heart Institute

Welcome to the Heart Institute at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Our team of pediatric heart specialists, nurses, and technicians is experienced with every type of heart condition, and we're dedicated to providing the best care for patients from before birth through childhood and adolescence, and into adulthood. Learn more about how our team is working to inspire hope in every heartbeat for our patients.




Vivekanand Allada, MD

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Gaurav Arora, MD

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Lee Beerman, MD

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Matthew Bochkoris, MD

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Stephen Cook, MD, FACC

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Mark DeBrunner, MD

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Yuliya Domnina, MD

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Stacey Drant Allada, MD

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Johanna Drickman, MD

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Brian Feingold, MD

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Jennifer Johnson, DO

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Lizabeth Kennard, MD

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Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD

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Evonne Morell, DO

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Bernhard Kuhn, MD

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Geoffrey Kurland, MD

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Alejandro Lopez, MD

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Francis McCaffrey, MD

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Susan Miller, MD

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Victor Morell, MD

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Ricardo Munoz, MD, FAAP, FCCM

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Richard Orr, MD

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Linda Russo, MD, FAAP

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Joan Sanchez De Toledo, MD, PhD

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Mahesh Sharma, MD

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Sara Trucco, MD

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Melita Viegas, MD

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Shawn West, MD, MSc

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Matthew Zinn, DO

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  • Children's Hospital Heart Institute

    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3
    Pittsburgh PA, 15224

  • Children's North

    2599 Wexford Bayne Rd.
    Sewickley PA, 15143

  • Children's South

    205 Millers Run Road
    Bridgeville PA, 15017

  • Children's East

    4055 Monroeville Blvd.
    Building One
    Monroeville PA, 15146

  • Specialty Care Center Chippewa

    2580 Constitution Blvd.
    Beaver Falls PA, 15010

  • Specialty Care Center Hermitage

    875 North Hermitage Rd.
    Hermitage PA, 16148

  • Specialty Care Center Johnstown

    865 Eisenhower Blvd.
    Johnstown PA, 15904

  • Specialty Care Center Wheeling

    10 Medical Park
    Tower 1, Suite 305
    Wheeling WV, 26003

  • Altoona Regional Medical Center

    620 Howard Ave.
    Altoona PA, 16602

  • CCP – Laurel Pediatrics

    140 Wayland Smith Drive
    Uniontown PA, 15401

  • Conemaugh Medical Center

    1086 Franklin Street
    Johnstown PA, 15905

  • Dubois Medical Arts Building

    145 Hospital Ave.
    Suite 102
    DuBois PA, 814-375-3569

  • UPMC Greensburg

    Stone Villa Professional Center
    660 Pellis Road
    Suite 202
    Greensburg PA, 15601

  • UPMC Hamot

    Hamot Heart Institute Diagnostic Center
    120 East 2nd Street
    First Floor
    Erie PA, 16507

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinical Care Evaluation

    Utilization and Perception of Care by Physician Extenders in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program Read more

    Aortic Coarctation Treatment with Covered CP Stent™ – COAST II

    Covered Cheatham Platinum CP Stents for the Prevention or Treatment of Aortic Wall Injury Associated with Coarctation of the Aorta (COAST II) – Continued Study Access Read more

    Aortic Coarctation Treatment with CP Stent™ – COAST

    Coarctation of the Aorta Stent Trial (COAST) – Continued Study Access Read more

    Beta Blocker Therapy for Marfan Syndrome

    Trial of Beta Blocker Therapy vs Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker Therapy in Individuals with Marfan Syndrome Read more

    Comparing Treatments for Coarctation of the Aorta

    Comparison between Surgical vs. Balloon Angioplasty vs. Intravascular Stent Placement for Recurrent or Native Coarctation of the Aorta Read more

    Coping with Heart Disease – A Study of Adolescents and Adults

    Coping Mechanisms, Gender Difference, and Cardiovascular Risk in Adolescents and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Read more

    Dexmedetomidine for Sedation in Medical Procedures – Phase IV

    Dexmedetomidine in Pediatric Subjects Undergoing Procedure-Type Sedation Read more

    Fontan Procedure Physiology

    Do Serum Biochemical and Hematopoietic, or Stool Biomarkers Predict Low Cardiac Index in Patients with Fontan Physiology? Read more

    Pediatric Heart Transplant - Alloantibodies Impact Study

    Alloantibodies in Pediatric Heart Transplantation Read more

    Pediatric Heart Transplant - Fibrosis Quantification Study

    MRI Quantification of Cardiac Fibrosis after Heart Transplantation Read more

    Pediatric Heart Transplant Database

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    Sexual Dysfunction and Congenital Heart Disease – Pilot Study

    Female Sexual Dysfunction Among Adults with Complex Congenital Heart Disease Read more

    SVT Treatment with Dexmedetomidine

    Dexmedetomidine vs. Adenosine: Electrophysiologic Effects and Therapeutic Use for Terminating Supraventricular Tachycardia Read more

    Treating Atrial Septal Defects with Amplatzer

    Closure of Atrial Septal Defects with the Amplatzer® Septal Occluder Post Market Study Read more

    Transplant EBV Disease Study

    Transplant Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Disease – Pathogenesis and Immunotherapy Read more

    For Doctors: What are you interested in?

    Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Report
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    Qicklinks for Health Care Porfessionals
    News and information at your fingertips!
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    Heart Transplant Program Receives HRSA Silver Award
    Honored for achievements in organ donation and transplantation.
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    Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act
    View our recommended protocols for pediatricians.
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    Pulse Oximetry Screening for Newborn Nurseries
    Partner with us for screenings, echocardiograms, transport, and more.
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    Congenital Heart Disease Education
    Interactive portal for physicians, patients, and parents.
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    Fellowships Programs
    Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
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