Pediatric Heart Transplant Program

Pediatric heart transplant at Mayo Clinic Children's Center

The Mayo Clinic Heart Transplant Program is one of the largest in the nation, performing more than 90 heart transplant procedures annually on babies, children, teens and adults.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic Children's Center, you can expect the best care from our multispecialty team of experts on pediatric heart transplant. Your care team will include experts in pediatric or adult cardiovascular specialties or both, including cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, transplant, pediatric rehabilitation and others from the Mayo Clinic Children's Center.

Meet the team:

Heart transplant team

Pediatric cardiovascular surgeons

Pediatric cardiologists

Mayo Clinic expertise

Mayo Clinic is the only nationally integrated transplant program with three nationally ranked programs at three geographic locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

Mayo Clinic has been a certified heart transplant center for more than three decades. Since receiving certification in 1988, doctors at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have performed more than 710 adult and pediatric heart transplants.

Mayo Clinic doctors have special expertise in treating children with congenital heart disease, heart failure and other serious conditions that may require transplant. Their experience in using advanced technology, specialized procedures and an integrated approach focused on the patient makes Mayo Clinic a leader in transplant outcomes.

Pediatric cardiovascular surgery

Mayo Clinic has been at the forefront of pediatric cardiac surgery since the specialty began. In the 1950s, Mayo surgeons performed some of the world's first open-heart surgeries in children using a heart-lung machine developed at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. This early success brought children from throughout the United States and other countries to Mayo Clinic. This helped usher in the field of pediatric cardiac surgery — and our commitment to innovation continues today.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2021–2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.