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Cardiology & Vascular Specialists

Our physicians provide outstanding heart care for adult and pediatric patients in St. Louis and beyond.

Each year, thousands of patients and their doctors trust Washington University Heart and Vascular specialists to provide outstanding care. Through a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach, our vascular surgeons, cardiologists, and cardiac surgeons work together to provide each patient compassionate and comprehensive care.

Additionally, our pediatric cardiologists provide a full range of diagnostic studies and therapeutic interventions that cover all pediatric heart problems.

The heart and vascular teams are part of a rich tradition of academic leadership in research and education. Defining achievements in cardiovascular medicine at Washington University include:

  • Groundbreaking research on biomarkers for cardiac injury
  • Development and refinement of the Cox-Maze procedure for treatment of atrial fibrillation
  • Innovative use of fenestrated stents for minimally invasive treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Leadership in developing minimally invasive surgical procedures now used to perform aortic valve replacement
  • Pediatric heart specialists with deep expertise in heart transplant and ventricular-assist devices (VADs), including leadership in national clinical trials of new treatment options such as the Berlin Heart and miniaturized devices
  • A collaborate program between St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital to provide comprehensive care for patients with congenital (from birth) heart disease throughout their lives

The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center»

Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis is ranked nationally in 15 adult specialties, including Cardiology & Heart Surgery.

Widely recognized as leaders in cardiovascular care, and ranked nationally by US News and World Report (Cardiology and Heart Surgery)

Over 70 specialists in the Heart and Vascular Center care for adult patients with heart disease.

More than 70 Washington University faculty physicians from the Cardiovascular Division and sections of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery

The St. Louis Children’s and Washington University Heart Center»

St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis is ranked nationally in 10 pediatric specialties, including Cardiology & Heart Surgery.

Nationally ranked by US News & World Report (Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery)

St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University are home to a world-class team of pediatric cardiologists and health care professionals.

Among the largest pediatric heart teams in the region, which includes Washington University physicians from the Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery