Our Approach

The Heart Center at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio provides comprehensive care to children with heart problems. Our integrated group of specialists bring together a multidisciplinary approach from many specialties to care for children with heart defects.  Together, we strive to provide the best of care to all patients. We believe that the most successful approach is where all care providers within the program work together to achieve outstanding results. In doing so, the cardiology team, cardiothoracic surgeons, anesthesiologists, pediatric perfusionists, neonatal and pediatric intensive care specialists and nurses throughout all of these groups work in concert to treat a child throughout hospitalization. Each of these groups have cardiac specialists who provide coverage and specialty care 24 hours a day.

Some of our specialized features include:

  • Dedicated Cardiac Surgery Operating Room with its own team of specialized nurses and assistants.
  • Dedicated Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care area in the PICU.
  • Dedicated Neonatal and Pediatric teams available 24 hours a day to transport critically ill newborns and children.
  • A Cardiac Cath Lab specially designed for children.
  • Expert coordination with highly skilled Neonatal Intensive Care and other pediatric units.
  • Specially trained cardiac teams in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Jazmin's Story

A Heart for Healing

Born with a rare congenital heart defect, Jazmin Estaban inspired the cardiac team at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio to embrace three-dimensional printing technology, one of the most sophisticated solutions for surgical planning.

Read More about Jazmin's Story ยป

Our Locations

The Heart Center at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio
333 North Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, Texas 78207

The Children's Hospital of San Antonio Specialty Care Center
15900 La Cantera Parkway
#19240
San Antonio, Texas 78256

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Our Services

  • Pediatric Perfusion
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and ECMO Program
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology
  • Nursing
  • Child Life
  • For Physicians

Our Team

Richard Lorber

Richard Lorber, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Section Chief, Cardiology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Nitin Madan

Nitin Madan, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

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Lakshmi Nagaraju, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Assistant Professor

Harinder Singh

Harinder Singh, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Director of Electrophysiology, Cardiology

Justin Weigand

Justin Weigand, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Pearl Lewis PAC

Pearl Lewis, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Pediatric Cardiology

Instructor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Ali Mumtaz

Muhammad Mumtaz, MD

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Section Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery

David Nento

Daniel Nento, MD

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Amanda Dizzine, RN, CPNP, PC/AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Instructor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine