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The Division of Pediatric Cardiology, which forms the Duke Children’s Heart Program at Duke University Medical Center, is a primary provider of cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment services in the southeastern United States. Our dedication to care and treatment of people of all ages, along with an emphasis on cutting-edge research, results in a program that is among the best in the country.

The faculty offer a comprehensive spectrum of clinical services to treat cardiovascular diseases that may affect the fetus, infant, child, adolescent, or young adult. Our basic research programs are directed at the development of absorbable intravascular stents, detection and management post-bypass syndrome after heart surgery, the control of cardiac cytosolic calcium concentration and the regulation of the sensitivity of cardiac myofilaments to calcium, as well as basic investigations related to cellular electrophysiology. Our research programs also include a number of clinical trials conducted through the NIH-funded Pediatric Heart Network,  as well as several industry-sponsored clinical trials in congenital heart disease.
 
Our Division offers a three-year fellowship program that will prepare the fellow for a career in academic pediatric cardiology or in the private practice of pediatric cardiology. The three-year program includes 24 months of clinical training and 12 months of research training.

Our faculty and practitioners are strong advocates for our patients and their families. We actively lobby at the local, state, and federal levels for children’s heart programs. Through a number of professional societies, we advocate for a variety of issues related to pediatric heart disease.