Herma Heart Institute

Compassionate, comprehensive and cutting-edge pediatric cardiac care — right here in the heart of the Midwest

The Herma Heart Institute at Children’s Wisconsin is the largest pediatric cardiac care center in the state and is a national leader in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery.

We care for patients with congenital heart disease from before birth through adulthood, and we consistently report some of the best surgical outcomes for even the most complex types of heart disease. Learn more about our quality and outcomes.

We are known as innovators in the field as we continue to challenge the standard of care through new treatments, technologies and follow-up programs that are often adopted by other pediatric hospitals. Learn more about our history of innovation in pediatric cardiac care and congenital heart disease.


Explore our outcomes

Pediatric Heart Care Resources

Patient families

Heart conditions

At the Herma Heart Institute, our specialists are experienced in a wide variety of congenital heart disease treatments, even the most complex.

Learn more about your child's heart condition

Family resources

Get connected with the resources and support your family needs throughout your journey with us. Whether you are preparing for an inpatient stay with us or looking for parent support groups, we can help connect you with the programs and services you need.

View family resources

Get a second opinion

If your child was born with heart disease or a heart defect, consider getting a second opinion from the experts at the Herma Heart Institute at Children's Wisconsin. Even if treatment has already started, a second opinion can help guide any change in your child’s care. We welcome requests from anywhere in the U.S. and even from around the world.

Request a second opinion

Medical professionals

Refer a patient

The Herma Heart Institute partners with medical professionals across the world to bring the highest quality fetal, pediatric and adult congenital heart care possible to patients.

Learn how to make a referral to our program

Fellowship programs

Our fellowship programs provide a superior training experience in one of the nation's largest pediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery and cardiovascular research centers.

Cardiology - Learn more or apply
Pediatric Critical Care - Learn more or apply

Arrange a transport

A physician-led, clinical team is available 24 hours a day for transports to the Herma Heart Institute at Children's Wisconsin from across the country.

Learn more about transport

MCW affiliation
Many of our specialists are faculty members of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Learn why this matters.