Steven B. Ritz, MD

Cardiology

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Other Offices

Why I Treat Children

I recall the awe and fascination I felt for my own pediatrician growing up, and that inspired me to go into medicine and care for children. The first time I heard a human heartbeat with a stethoscope in medical school, I knew I wanted to be a cardiologist! I enjoy the challenge of putting together information from a patient’s medical history, physical examination, and test results to arrive at a diagnosis.

What I'm Passionate About

Treating children with heart problems can be complicated, and it’s important for patients and families to understand what’s going on. I pride myself on my ability to explain complex diagnoses and situations in non-medical terms, so everyone can understand. It’s a unique privilege to work so closely with children and families.

Education & Training

Fellowship

  • Pediatric Cardiology - Children's Memorial Hospital, 1994

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Children's Memorial Hospital, 1991

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1988

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology

Awards & Recognition

  • 2015 SJ Magazine's Top Docs for Kids
  • 2014 Best Doctors in America
  • 2014 South Jersey Magazine's Top Children's Physicians
  • 2013 Best Doctors in America
  • 2011 Best Doctors in America

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/EPO/POS
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas DE - PENNSYLVANIA SPECIALISTS ONLY
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware NJ
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna & Great West PPO
  • Cigna Lifesource Transplant
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Delaware Medicare
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Global Medical Mangment NJ
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc Contiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc NONContiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • IBC Amerihealth Keystone HMO/PPO [Delaware Locations]
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO DE/PA
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO NJ
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • UPMC MCAID/CHIP PA DE
  • UPMC Medicaid
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medicaid

  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Atrioventricular Canal Defect
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Interrupted Aortic Arch
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosis
  • Pulmonary Artery Sling
  • Pulmonary Atresia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Ventricular Septal Defects

Medical Interests

  • Arrhythmia
  • Heart disease associated with genetic syndromes
  • Heart murmurs

  • English