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Lead Photo: Izabella

UF Health’s pediatric heart transplant program tops the nation in patient survival

Published: Feb 1st, 2017

UF Health Shands Hospital has surpassed all pediatric heart transplant programs in the nation with zero deaths over a two and a half year period…

Lead Photo: Izabella

From teething to transplant: Izabella’s Journey

Published: Apr 27th, 2016

In December of 2011, Krystina Lopez was given little hope that her twin daughters, Jesubelle and Izabella who were born three months premature, would survive…

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 […]

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 six medical specialties […]

Ready to move forward with his life, transplant patient thanks staff

Published: Jun 9th, 2013

Before he became Ironman, Josh Inghram was a typical 17-year-old. But on Feb. 27, 2012, Josh experienced stomach and chest pains. His parents, Vicky and Joe Inghram, thought it was […]

UF Health Congenital Heart Center Transplant Program Exceeds the National Survival Rates

Published: Nov 10th, 2011

Our multidisciplinary team approach, experience, expertise, and ongoing commitment to innovation and compassionate care has set the standard of care for children with end-stage heart failure achieving excellent long term […]

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 […]

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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 […]