Children with a heart transplant can, and do, grow up, go to school and enjoy active lives. Especially when they have team-based, expert care and support before, during and after transplant surgery.
Surgeons at the Nemours Children’s Cardiac Center, Delaware Valley performed the very first pediatric heart transplant in Delaware in 2005. Under the leadership of world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon Christian Pizarro, MD, we’ve built a recognized, integrated heart transplant program focused on the needs of your child and family.
We guide you through the process. And we prepare you physically and emotionally for the best possible outcomes. Our cardiothoracic surgery team works closely with specialists in pediatric heart failure, cardiac anesthesiology, cardiac critical care, cardiac psychology, pharmacists, nurses and many others. We’re here as your child grows, with advanced care and programs that begin before birth up to age 40.
Our team is your source for support, hope and inspiration. We work to give your child the best chance to live, and to run, play, dance and soar to their highest ability.