Exceptional Pediatric Heart Transplantation Experience

Exceptional Pediatric Heart Transplantation Experience

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital has one of the largest and most successful pediatric heart transplant programs in the world. With nearly four decades of success, many of our heart transplant recipients now have families of their own. The world's first successful heart transplant in a child was performed at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in June 1984 on a four-year-old boy with complex congenital heart disease.

Since then, more than 600 children—ranging in age from less than one year to 24 years old—have received new hearts at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley.

High-Volume Pediatric Heart Transplant Center

High-Volume Pediatric Heart Transplant Center

Today, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley performs about 25 pediatric heart transplants per year—typically more than any other hospital in the United States. We are ranked as one of the highest-volume pediatric heart transplant centers in the nation with outcomes exceeding national and local benchmarks, as reported by the Scientific Registry for Transplant Recipients (SRTR)—100% 1-month and 96.2% 1-year survival outcomes, compared with the national average of 97.6% and 91.4%, respectively.


World’s first successful heart transplant in a child was performed at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

37 years

Of experience in pediatric heart transplantation

24 years

Oldest pediatric heart transplant patient


Children have received new hearts at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Ranked Top 5

In the nation for pediatric heart transplant volumes and outcomes

1 week

Youngest pediatric heart transplant patient

Leaders in Pediatric Heart Transplant Research

Leaders in Research

NewYork-Presbyterian’s Pediatric Heart Transplant Program has a long history of leading innovative studies that change treatment guidelines. Our experts are groundbreakers in research, adopting cutting-edge solutions earlier than other centers, and doctors at other institutions routinely refer patients to our program to take advantage of treatments not readily available elsewhere.

NewYork-Presbyterian plays a leadership role in the Pediatric Heart Transplant Society, which consists of over 60 institutions across the globe dedicated to research studies and advancements in pediatric heart transplantation. We also play a prominent role in the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense, and industry-sponsored multicenter studies on cardiomyopathy, novel immunosuppression regimens, and anti-heart failure medications.

We were one of the first centers in the United States to implant a Jarvik 2015 ventricular assist device into a toddler as part of the NIH-sponsored PumpKIN clinical trial.

One of the Most Experienced Pediatric Heart Transplant Programs in the Nation

Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team approach has set the standard of care for children with end-stage heart failure. This team includes pediatric heart transplant surgeons, cardiologists, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychiatrists, child life specialists, social workers, nutritionists, and physical and occupational therapists working together to customize the best care for each child.

Our physicians and surgeons are innovators, collaborating to develop techniques that aim for speedy recoveries, high survival rates, and fewer complications. Our dedicated program provides seamless, state-of-the-art care for children with cardiomyopathy and complex congenital heart disease.

Trust NewYork-Presbyterian for Pediatric Heart Transplant Care

Caring for a child with a complex heart condition can be overwhelming. At NewYork-Presbyterian, we partner with families to navigate the complexities of a diagnosis and treatment plan. If your child needs a heart transplant procedure, our team of compassionate professionals is here for you. We provide support from the moment of diagnosis through surgery, post-op recovery, and lifelong follow-up care.

For the best in children’s heart care, reach out to NewYork-Presbyterian for a consultation with a pediatric cardiologist or cardiac surgeon.

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Reach out to NewYork-Presbyterian for Family-Centered Care

In-person consultations are available at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley and offsite pediatric practices that may be closer to home. Remote evaluations may be possible through our telehealth platform.