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Celebrating 10 Years of Healing Hearts

Published: Apr 27th, 2016

This past January, the University of Florida Health Congenital Heart Center celebrated 10 years of healing hearts for patients of all ages diagnosed with congenital heart defects…

Lead Photo: Girl hugging a heart

A Dying Orphan Gets Help from UF Health Surgeon

Published: Mar 14th, 2015

Even before Doug and Lori McCary finalized their adoption of Rachel, a young girl from China who was born with hypoplastic right heart syndrome, the McCarys found the UF Health […]

Answers in a Heartbeat

Published: Mar 12th, 2014

For families with children facing complicated congenital heart conditions, waiting for answers can prove torturous. Physicians with the UF Health Congenital Heart Center are shortening that wait, using technology to diagnose patients even if they are hundreds of miles away.

Fixing Broken Hearts

Published: Mar 12th, 2014

What are the chances that two kids who live across the street from each other would both use the Berlin Heart and each have heart transplants at UF Health?

In the News

Published: Jun 10th, 2013

Discover a compilation of stories and videos about the UF Health Congenital Heart Center and its faculty, staff and patients. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital nationally ranked in five specialties University […]

Fast Facts

Published: Jun 8th, 2013

UF Health Congenital Heart Center Facts & Firsts 2019: U.S. News & World Report ranked the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital among the top 15 pediatric cardiology and heart surgery centers […]

Celebrating CHD Awareness Week

Celebrating CHD Awareness Week

Published: Feb 7th, 2013

During CHD Awareness Week, the Congenital Heart Center at UF will be tweeting (@UFCHC) and Facebooking ( information about congenital heart defects.  February is the month to celebrate everything hearts. […]

Mark Bleiweis, M.D.

Published: Sep 22nd, 2011

The William G. Lassiter, Jr. and Aneice R. Lassiter Professorship Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics Director and Cardiothoracic Surgeon, UF Health Congenital Heart Center, Gainesville, Florida Practices at UF Health Shands Children’s […]

Our Team

Our Team

Published: Sep 4th, 2011

At the UF Health Congenital Heart Center, our care team of physicians, nurses, physicians assistants and nurse practitioners are among the best anywhere. US News & World Report ranked the […]

About Us

About Us

Published: Jan 26th, 2011

Learning your child has, or you have, a congenital heart condition is devastating; the diagnosis induces anxiety and fear, and sets off a flurry of questions in your mind. No […]