Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Section

Patient Care  |  Education  |  Research  |  Faculty  |  Contact  |  Support

Columbia’s Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Section, from the Division of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, is dedicated to leading the field of pediatric and congenital heart surgery through top-quality clinical care, academic excellence, and pioneering research.

Patient Care

Columbia’s Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Section diagnoses and treats every form of congenital heart disease for both children and adults, using some of the most advanced surgical care techniques available, from specialized valve repair to full heart transplants. As part of the Congenital Heart Center at Columbia/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, we can even diagnose and treat heart conditions before birth, and we feature one of the largest dedicated Pediatric Valve Centers. We also have many nonsurgical care programs patients can take advantage of both during their stay and as they rehabilitate. If you or a loved one is interested in our services, learn more on our clinical care site:

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patient Site
Appointment Phone: (212) 305-2688

Education & Training

As part of a major academic center, we consider it our responsibility to help prepare future generations of pediatric heart surgeons and ensure the current generation has the skills and knowledge they need. Learn more about our educational and training programs:

Cardiothoracic Residency & Fellowship Program
Continuing Medical Education Events


Throughout our history, a commitment to improving our understanding and treatment of pediatric heart conditions has been a guiding aspect of our division. This has led to numerous innovations that have helped advance pediatric heart care, including pioneering work in heart transplantation in children. Today, this commitment remains as strong as ever as we continuously research ways to make pediatric cardiac surgery safer and more effective for patients everywhere. Learn more about our research and trials:

About Our Research
Clinical Trials


Emile Bacha, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery
Chief, Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

David Kalfa, MD, PhD

John Karamichalis, MD

Administrative Contact

Colina Williams
Division Administrator, Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery
Phone: (212) 305-3408

Support Our Division

Your support is vital to helping us expand our services, continue our groundbreaking research, and offer as many patients as possible access to quality care. We rely on donations from both individuals and organizations year round in order to advance our patient care programs, as well as our many research, fellowship, and educational initiatives. Learn how you can partner with us by providing vital funding for our work:

Ways to Help

More Contacts & Locations

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patient Site

Appointments: (212) 305-2688
Columbia/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032