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Herma Heart Institute

Herma Heart Institute

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

US News 2018-19 Heart

The Herma Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the largest pediatric cardiac program in the state and is ranked as one of the best in the nation for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

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.


Patient families

Heart conditions

At the Herma Heart Institute, our specialists are experienced in treating a wide variety of congenital heart conditions, even the most complex. Learn more about your child's heart condition, from symptoms to diagnosis and treatment options. 

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 Hospital of 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. 24-hour consults/referrals/transport available for all providers. Please call (414) 266-2460 or toll free (800) 266-0366

Web-based e-Consults for rare, nonurgent conditions are available for providers outside of southeastern Wisconsin, Fox Valley, Green Bay and northern Illinois.

Arrange a transport

A physician-led, clinical team is available 24 hours a day for transports to the Herma Heart Institute at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin from across the country. Call (800) 266-0366 or visit this page to learn more

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 to our program

Pediatric Critical Care Learn more or apply to our program