Pediatric Cardiology


To make an appointment with UofL Physicians - Pediatric Cardiology, call 502-588-7450. For urgent concerns after hours (after 5 p.m. and on weekends), please call Norton Children's Hospital at 502-629-6000.

Nearly one percent of children are born with some form of heart abnormality, also known as a "congenital heart defect." These defects include a broad range of abnormalities, ranging from fairly simple and benign problems to very complex and serious ones. Some of these conditions are diagnosed when an infant is born with a bluish tint to his or her skin (cyanosis), when a health care provider hears a heart murmur during routine examination, or when a child or teenager complains of chest pain or palpitations, or faints unexpectedly. Sometimes significant heart defects are first discovered by an ultrasound study, diagnosed even before birth.

UofL Physicians - Pediatric Cardiology is a group of specialists who care for patients of all ages with congenital heart defects, from before birth, through infancy, childhood and adolescence, and into adulthood. We have local clinics to care for patients in the Louisville Metro area, and many outreach clinics, including an extensive telemedicine program to help those throughout the region.

We have subspecialists providing significant expertise to manage all related conditions, from the simplest to the most complex. Our inpatient care is centered at Norton Children's Hospital, the state's only free-standing hospital dedicated to the care of children, where we provide state-of-the-art cardiac testing and interventional procedures, and work closely with our UofL Physicians congenital heart surgeons. And, being faculty in the UofL School of Medicine, we are also active in clinical research and education. 

Find a Pediatric Cardiologist in Louisville by viewing the our physicians tab.

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  • Congenital heart disease in patients of all ages, prenatal to adult (View Adult Congenital Heart Disease program at UofL Physicians)
  • Atrial septal defects
  • Ventricular septal defects
  • AV canal defects
  • Pulmonary stenosis
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Shone's syndrome
  • Tertralogy of Fallot
  • Double outlet right ventricle
  • Single ventricle
    • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
    • Tricuspid atresia
    • Mitral atresia
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
  • Ebstein anomaly of the tricuspid valve
  • Cardiomyopathy (abnormal heart muscle)
    • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    • Dilated cardiomyopathy
    • Restrictive cardiomyopathy
    • LV noncompaction
  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplantation
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Tachycardia
    • Supraventricular tachycardia
    • Ventricular tachycardia
    • Wolff Parkinson White syndrome
    • Atrial flutter/fibrillation
  • Bradycardia
    • Heart block (AV block)
    • Sick sinus syndrome
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Syncope (fainting)
  • Myocarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Heart murmur
  • Palpitations

UofL Physicians - Pediatric Cardiology provides comprehensive outpatient and hospital-based programs and services in the Louisville Metro area and across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Outpatient clinics and services

  • General pediatric cardiology clinics (Louisville Metro and outreach sites)
    • Evaluation of chest pain, palpitations, syncope, abnormal sports screenings, etc.
    • Follow-up of known cardiac conditions
  • Fetal cardiology
  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Marfan and connective tissue disease
  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplantation
  • Single ventricle program
  • Shunt program
  • Arrhythmia
  • Pacemaker and Defibrillator
  • Multi-specialty clinics
    • Marfan and Genetics
    • Cardiomyopathy and Genetics
    • Arrhythmia and Genetics
    • Heart transplant and Infectious disease

Outpatient cardiology services

The following non-invasive services are offered at our local and outreach clinics, and in cooperation with Norton Children's Hospital:

Electrocardiography (EKG testing)

  • Routine 12-lead EKG
  • 24-hour Holter recording
  • Transtelephonic event monitoring recording


  • Routine transthoracic studies
  • Transesophageal studies
  • 3D studies
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Transmissional echocardiography

Stress Testing

  • Standard treadmill and cycle testing
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Comprehensive metabolic stress test
  • Myocardial perfusion testing
  • Echocardiography
  • Tilt table testing

Hospital-based and invasive services

In addition to inpatient consultations, the following treatments and services are offered at our comprehensive Congenital Heart Center, which is operated in cooperation with Norton Children's Hospital.

Interventional procedures

  • Catheter-based closure of atrial septal defects
  • Balloon arterioplasty
  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Stent implantation
  • Balloon atrial septostomy
  • Melody Valve implantation
  • Coil/device closure of patent ductus arteriosus and anomalous blood vessels
  • Radiofrequency perforation (for atretic pulmonary valve & hypoplastic left heart syndrome with intact atrial septum)

Electrophysiology procedures

  • Intracardiac electrophysiology studies
  • Transesophageal electrophysiology studies
  • Three-dimensional EP mapping
  • Radiofrequency catheter ablation
  • Catheter cryoablation
  • EP procedures without fluoroscopic radiation
  • Implantation of temporary and permanent pacemakers and defibrillators

Combined procedures

  • Hybrid palliation for neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Diagnose and treat co-existing hemodynamic and cardiac rhythm problems, often during a single procedure
  • Electrophysiology procedures combining catheter-based and surgical techniques in the Cath Lab or Operating Room
  • Catheter-based interventions during a single procedure (for example, atrial septal occlusion and catheter ablation for tachycardia)

Physicians in this practice may not see patients at all locations listed below. For details, please call the appointment line for the location you are interested in visiting.

UofL Physicians - Pediatric Cardiology has local clinics to care for patients in the Louisville Metro area, and many outreach clinics to help those throughout the region. In addition, we have an extensive telemedicine program. Note, some of our physicians do not travel to each of these clinics. For details, please call 502-588-7450.

UofL Physicians - Pediatric Cardiology hours are Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

For urgent concerns after hours (after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends), please call 502-588-7450 and listen for prompts to reach the doctor on-call. If unable to connect with a physician, please call Norton Children’s Hospital at 502-629-6000 to have a cardiologist paged.


Offices and Clinics

  • UofL Physicians Novak Center for Children's Health
    411 E. Chestnut Street
    5th Level, Check-in
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
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  • King's Daughter Medical Center, Medical Plaza A
    613 23rd Street
    Suite 415
    Ashland, Kentucky 41101
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  • The Medical Center at Bowling Green
    720 Second Ave.
    Suite 102
    Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
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  • Norton Children's Hospital Medical Associates
    1301 Ring Road
    Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
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  • 800 Hospital Drive
    Madisonville, Kentucky 42431
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  • Medical Arts Building W
    300 S. Eighth St.
    Suite 208E
    Murray, Kentucky 42071
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  • Breckenridge Medical Plaza
    1000 Breckenridge St.
    Suite 301
    Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
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  • Western Baptist Hospital Doctor's Building 3
    2605 Kentucky Ave.
    Suite 102
    Paducah, Kentucky 42001
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  • Campbellsville Clinic
    125 B Kingswood Drive
    Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718
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  • Cardiology-Pulmonology Associates
    1210 W. 5th Street
    London, Kentucky 40741
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Hospital Affiliations

  • Norton Children’s Hospital
  • Baptist Regional Medical Center
  • Norton Children's Outpatient Center-Bowling Green
  • Norton Children's Outpatient Center-Owensboro
  • Western Baptist Hospital
  • King's Daughters Medical Center-Ashland

UofL Physicians’ pediatric cardiologists are well-trained from the finest centers across the United States, are board-certified or board-eligible, and are faculty in the UofL School of Medicine. We provide comprehensive care for patients with diverse problems 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. Our doctors are leaders in their field in numerous specialties, and receive referrals from primary care providers and other pediatric and adult cardiologists throughout the region.

View our Video Bios: Meet our Pediatric Cardiologists

Next Steps

For more information or to make an appointment,
call 502-588-6000