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Golisano Children's Hospital / Children's Heart Center

Children's Heart Center

Child in exam room

The Children's Heart Center at UR Medicine Golisano Children's Hospital provides cardiac and cardiovascular surgical care for children and adults born with heart disease or children who acquire heart problems. We provide a full range of outpatient and inpatient services, from diagnosis to long-term follow-up, for babies in the womb, newborn babies, infants, children, adolescents, and adults.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic care to our patients. Our goal is to give each child his or her best hope for the highest possible quality of life. We accomplish this through:

  • A comprehensive, team approach to care ensuring maximum quality and outcomes for our patients
  • Board certified, world-class pediatric heart surgeons and pediatric cardiologists
  • A state-of-the-art Pediatric Cardiac Care Center
  • The latest in proven techniques including a pediatric echocardiography service offering the most advanced imaging technology available and a Pediatric Catheterization Program which is the only lab in Western New York to offer a full range of interventional procedures for patients with congenital heart disease
  • Providing comprehensive, lifelong care for people born with heart defects


Dr. George Porter discusses research into rare heart conditions and the importance of supporting the American Heart Association (AHA).