Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease

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About This Program

The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease is a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center.

The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, located at Dell Children’s Medical Center, diagnoses, treats, and manages the care for children and adults with heart diseases and defects, including aortic coarctation, congenital heart disease, heart failure, pulmonary atresia, pulmonary valve stenosis, single ventricle defects, ventricular septal defects, and more. Led by Dr. Charles Fraser, Jr., who has been part of some of the finest institutions in medicine (including the children’s heart program ranked number one in America by U.S. News and World Report), our team provides a multi-faceted continuum of care, coordinating patient care with referring physicians and other care team members to ensure patients receive the highest level of specialized care and experience a smooth transition into adult congenital cardiac care.

The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease is the only pediatric program in Central Texas offering comprehensive heart care for newborns, infants, children, and adolescents.

In 2019, the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease was recognized for successfully implanting the first mechanical heart device in a pediatric patient in Central Texas.

Treatment Approach

The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease care team is capable of treating rare and complex cardiac cases to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your child. Patients are cared for by a dedicated multidisciplinary care team, meaning your child will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines. Our fellowship-trained and board-certified physicians have extensive experience treating heart diseases and defects in children of all ages and work alongside a team of pediatric cardiac experts, including congenital heart surgeons, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, radiologists, psychologists, perfusionists, transplant coordinators, advanced practice providers, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists, dietitians, child life specialists, social workers, and more, providing unparalleled care for patients every step of the way.

About the Partnership Between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center

UT Health Austin is the clinical practice of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. The collaboration between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center brings together medical professionals, medical school learners, and researchers who are all part of the integrated mission of transforming healthcare and redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society. This collaboration allows us to provide you with a team of highly specialized providers who are at the forefront of the latest research, diagnostic, and technological developments.

Appointment Information

For more information about the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, please call 1-855-324-0091 or visit www.dellchildrens.net.

Heart Failure, VAD, and Transplant Program

Dell Children’s Medical Center, 4900 Mueller Blvd., Austin, TX 78723
1-512-659-7070
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