Compassionate Heart Care for You and Your Child
Adult and Pediatric cardiologists at Johns Hopkins provide the most advanced cardiology care for adults and children with general or complex cardiac conditions.
Our specialists are trained to care for people of all ages — from in the womb throughout adulthood — at many locations in throughout Maryland.
U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORTNationally Ranked in Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is nationally ranked in pediatric cardiology & heart surgery, according to the 2023–2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals list.
Overall, the Children’s Center ranks #1 in Maryland and #10 in the nation, with all 10 specialties ranked in the top 25.
Our specialists provide cardiology services at ten different locations in the Maryland area. Find a location convenient to you.
Our Pediatric Cardiology Experts
Shelby Kutty is director of pediatric and congenital cardiology and co-director of the Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Heart Center. He is one of the foremost authorities in multimodality cardiovascular imaging, including echocardiography, magnetic resonance and computed tomography of congenital heart disease.
Dr. Kutty and our team of pediatric cardiologists are dedicated to providing the best quality of care to all patients.
Our Pediatric Cardiology Services
We provide an array of advanced cardiology services for your child.
We provide outpatient and acute inpatient evaluation of infants, children and adolescents for heart transplantation. Services for critically ill patients include cardiac support with left and bi-ventricular assist devices prior to transplantation.
Our specialists manage and treat infants, children and adolescents with complex heart rhythm disorders. We provide the following services to ensure your child receive the most advanced care:
- Noninvasive and intracardiac electrophysiologic testing
- Medical therapy
- Radiofrequency ablation therapy
- Fetal rhythm management
Patients with pacemakers and implantable defibrillators are also followed regularly by our team.
Congenital heart defects are common conditions for newborns in the United States. We provide services and programs to treat all congenital heart conditions for patients and specialize in early detection during pregnancy. Our experts continue to treat patients through adulthood by collaborating with the Johns Hopkins Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center.
We are able to diagnose complex congenital heart disease and cardiac rhythm disorders prenatally, before birth. Our specialists provide fetal cardiology services, including diagnostic ultrasound and family counseling.
We collaborate with the Johns Hopkins Center for Inherited Heart Diseases at Johns Hopkins to provide the best treatment for patients with genetic cardiac conditions. We provide genetic counseling, diagnostic services and condition management for patients.
Our specialists may perform interventional cardiac catheterization to provide the most accurate diagnosis for congenital heart conditions and defects.
Minimally-invasive procedures may also be performed during the cardiac catheter implantation. Our team specializes in minimally-invasive procedures which reduce the chances of complications and time spent recovering.
Transforming Patient Care Cardiovascular Research
Our physicians are engaged in several research projects, some funded by the National Institutes of Health and private foundations. Learn more about our current research pursuits.
Johns Hopkins Pediatric Cardiology | Innovative Care from Before Birth to Adulthood
As the birthplace of pediatric medicine and the historic “blue baby” operation, the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center treats all cardiology conditions from in the womb through adulthood.
Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Pediatric Congenital Cardiology
We treat patients of all ages with congenital and acquired heart conditions. Learn why you should bring your child to the Johns Hopkins Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center.
We provide your child with the latest non-invasive testing, evaluation and management for pediatric cardiac conditions.
Our pediatric cardiologists have expertise in a wide range of congenital heart disorders and collaborate with specialists of different departments to create a holistic approach to care.
We focus on treating the entire family with genetic counseling and continuity of care for children as they reach adulthood.
Esther Martin was born with congenital heart defects and was treated as an adult at Johns Hopkins. She was able to undergo a successful pregnancy and delivered a healthy baby.
Johns Hopkins physicians treated Kamari for hypoplastic right heart syndrome. Despite four major heart surgeries, Kamari is healthy and has overcame his congenital heart condition.
After suffering from a bad cold, Micah was diagnosed with myocarditis (swelling of the heart). At Johns Hopkins Hospital, Micah received a life-saving heart transplant which is helping him continue to thrive.