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For Referring Physicians | Overview

If you have a patient who needs surgical treatment for a heart condition, consider referring them to the Cardiac Surgery Department at Boston Children's Hospital.

Our team is constantly advancing our understanding and expertise in treating complex and rare congenital heart disease. We work in close collaboration with the cardiologists and other specialists at our Heart Center as well as those in other Boston Children’s departments, ensuring your patient will receive comprehensive care. We will also closely coordinate with your team throughout the entire treatment process.

We routinely take on the most complex cases while achieving some of the best success rates in the world, and we would have the same goal for your patient: improved quality of life, regardless of their condition.

Refer a patient to the Department of Cardiac Surgery

If you’d like to refer a patient to Boston Children’s, please call the Department of Cardiac Surgery at 617-355-7932, or email

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Through decades of innovation and research, our cardiac surgery team has led the way in developing groundbreaking surgical innovations that correct the most complex heart defects and vastly improve children's quality of life.