Pediatric Heart Specialists | UC Davis Children's Hospital

Pediatric Heart Center

World-class, child-friendly pediatric heart care

Our specialists provide sophisticated, full-service cardiac care for infants, children and teens with congenital or acquired heart defects.

Pediatric heart care team with infant and mom in NICU

Welcome to the Pediatric Heart Center

The Pediatric Heart Center at UC Davis Children’s Hospital is inland Northern California’s full-service cardiac care facility for infants, children and teens. Our multidisciplinary team includes pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons, pediatric and fetal cardiologists, nurses, anesthesiologists and respiratory therapists providing world-class care to families who come to us for our expertise in diagnosing and treating heart conditions.

We offer convenience to our families with our main Sacramento location plus outreach clinics throughout Northern California.

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Conditions we treat

Our pediatric heart specialists provide complete care for your child, before and after birth, providing expert diagnostics and interventional and surgical treatments for a wide range of heart defects and anomalies, including:

  • Aortic, mitral and pulmonary stenosis
  • Atrial or ventrical septal defects
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Complex lipid disorders
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Hydrops
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum
  • Prenatal heart defects
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Defective heart valves

Why choose us for your child’s heart care

What we offer

Referrals and appointments

Clinic locations and appointments
Families have access to our full-service Pediatric Heart Center along with the added convenience of six outreach clinic locations. 

For referring physicians, please call our patient referrals phone number at 916-734-3456 for assistance with pediatric cardiology services or use on our online referral form.

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Pediatric Heart Center - main clinic location

77 Cadillac Drive, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA

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Outreach clinics

We have 6 convenient locations in the surrounding communities.

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Awards and recognitions
US News & World Report best Children’s Hospital badge

Ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals

A U.S. News & World Report best children’s hospital in diabetes & endocrinology, nephrology, and orthopedics*. (*Together with Shriners Children’s)

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Magnet Program Designation

Nursing excellence at UC Davis Medical Center again receives national recognition.

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Proud member of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the country. UC Davis Children’s Hospital is one of only 9 CMN hospitals in California.

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American College of Surgeon's Verified Center: Children's Surgery Verification

Level I Children’s Surgery Center

Our hospital is verified as a level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. Level I centers have children’s surgeons in every discipline, with pediatric anesthesiologists and operating rooms available 24 hours a day.

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A national research network

The nationwide organization of care centers unites clinicians, researchers and families to help care for kids with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

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Training the next generation of child-life specialists

The Association of Child Life Professionals accredited UC Davis’ Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy internship program where interns train in medical play, surgical and procedural preparations and more.

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Beacon Award for Excellence

The Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recognizes hospital units that employ evidence-based practices to improve patient and family outcomes.

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Blue California Blue Distinction Center

Highly rated maternity care

Recognized for expertise and commitment to quality care for vaginal and cesarean section deliveries; better overall patient satisfaction; and a lower percentage of early elective deliveries.

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Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology

Center of Excellence – Obstetric anesthesia service

The SOAP Center of Excellence designation sets a benchmark for expected care that helps improve national standards by providing quality metrics for institutions that offer obstetric anesthesia care.

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Hope for families with fetal syndrome diagnoses

A parent-founded nonprofit organization, providing information for families facing fetal syndrome diagnoses.

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Baby Friendly USA Award

A baby-friendly hospital

The highly prestigious Baby-Friendly designation by Baby-Friendly USA demonstrates adherence to the highest standards of breast¬feeding care built on evidence-based practices.

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Community emergency preparedness

UC Davis Children’s Hospital cardiac emergency preparedness program reaches out to schools to ensure that staff, students and families are trained on how to perform CPR and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

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Recognized for excellence in life support

UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized for exceptional commitment to evidence-based processes and quality measures, training, patient satisfaction, and clinical care.

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