Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

The Section of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, under the direction of Dr. Richard Ohye (Director, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery) have developed a regional, national and international reputation of excellence, as well as wide referral practice in pediatric cardiovascular surgery.

Fellows performing surgery

The members of the section perform approximately 900 cardiac operations per year, including complex repair in neonates and infants, adult congenital heart surgical procedures,
cardiac transplant, ECLS and ventricular assist devices.  Our surgical program is known for success in dealing with complex conditions such as staged palliation for single ventricle lesions, complex forms of transposition and other STAT 4 and 5 surgical procedures. 

Pediatric Cardiology enjoys a very close working relationship with Pediatric Cardiac Surgery through the University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center, where cardiology and surgical faculty and staff together participate in clinical case conferences, quality improvement initiatives, and research endeavors.