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University of Utah Health Care provides an opportunity for our physicians to have a forward-thinking approach to how they treat patients and their families.  Working together with Primary Children’s Hospital we are able to provide a unique approach to medicine which allows for us to work as a comprehensive team across a bigger picture of health care.  We are able to personalize our services and help provide the care needed to have the “Child First and Always.” We offer a range of services in a variety of locations.

Our Services

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery: Correction of defects ranging from simple the most complex conditions, as well as Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) placement and heart transplantation
  • Interventional Cardiology Catheterization (Cath Lab) and Electrophysiology: Utilizes expertise and advanced technology to perform hundreds of interventional and electrophysiology heart rhythm procedures each year, making it one of the busiest labs in the country.
  • Fetal Heart Program: Greatly improves the care of infants with congenital heart disease through early fetal detection, prenatal planning, and expedient management after birth.
  • High Risk Program: Provides closer, more consistent care and follow-up for single ventricle patients during the period between Stage I and Stage II surgeries.
  • Heart Transplant & Heart Failure Program: Established as the pediatric arm of the U.T.A.H. Cardiac Transplant Program, the Heart Center provides care for children with end-stage heart disease a second chance at life.
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program: Helps pediatric patients make the transition to adult care.  Offers patients guidance on how to manage their heart conditions through adult milestones including employment, pregnancy, and physical activity.
  • Cardiac Genetics Program: Specializes in the management of patients who have been diagnosed with, or who are at risk to develop, a heritable cardiovascular condition.
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program: Accurately and safely identifies the cause and severity of pulmonary vascular disease and then provides every available option for treatment to improve patients’ quality and length of life.
  • Aortopathy Program:  Provides specialized evaluation and care for patients with abnormal aortas.
  • Electrophysiology Program:  Provides specialized evaluation and management of rhythm abnormalities, including medical management and device therapy.
  • Cardiomyopathy Program

Mission

The University of Utah’s Division of Pediatric Cardiology embraces the Primary Children’s philosophy of, “The Child First and Always.”We strive daily to keep that commitment to our patients and their families by aligning our efforts with our mission, which is...

To contribute to the cardiovascular health of children and adults with congenital heart disease through providing outstanding clinical care, through advancing clinical, translational, and basic science cardiovascular research, and through educating those who will care for children in the future.

Contact Us

(801) 213-3599

Topic Index

The Heart

Diagnosing and Evaluating Heart Disease in Children

Heart Murmurs

Heart Failure

Congenital Heart Disease

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Cardiomyopathy

Bacterial Endocarditis

Eisenmenger's Syndrome

Pericarditis

Kawasaki Disease

Problems Affecting the Coronary Arteries and Blood Vessels

Problems Involving Heart Rhythm

Syncope

Heart Transplantation

Most people think that only middle-aged or older adults are affected by heart disease. Children’s hearts are healthy, right? But some babies can be born with a heart problem – called a congenital heart abnormality. Some of these heart problems are so serious that they need immediate medical treatment.

Although congenital heart problems usually can’t be prevented, heart-healthy living habits can start at an early age. Youngsters can be taught how to eat sensibly, get regular exercise, maintain a healthy weight, and not smoke. All of these lifestyle choices can greatly cut the risks for cardiovascular problems as adults.

Heart-healthy living is also important for children born with heart defects. This helps prevent complications from the medical and surgical treatments they may need throughout childhood and adolescence.

Steven B. Bleyl, M.D., Ph.D.

Since completing an M.D./Ph.D focused on the genetics of human congenital heart defects, Dr. Bleyl maintains an active role in the study of the genetic causes of these birth defects, which affect as many as 1 in 100 live born children and weigh heavily on society both in their effect on society and in their impa... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Collin G. Cowley, M.D.

Collin Cowley, MD is an Associate Director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah. In this role he oversees the clinical programs and the quality assurance efforts in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Cowley provides general cardiology care to children and select adults ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 213-3599

Ronald W. Day, M.D.

Ronald Day, MD graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in Chemistry and Medicine. He received his training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is board certified in Pediatric Cardiology. He is an Professor of Pediatrics and has been a member of the f... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology, Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 662-5400
Pediatric Cardiology (801) 662-5400

Susan P. Etheridge, M.D.

Susan Etheridge, MD is Director of the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship and Residency Program at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Etheridge is a pediatric electrophysiologist who sees children and some adults with all forms of arrhythmic disorders, having a spe... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 662-5400
Pediatric Cardiology (801) 662-5400

Melanie D. Everitt, M.D.

Melanie Everitt, MD is Medical Director of the Pediatric Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children´s Medical Center. She plays a lead role in the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Clinic. She is the principal investigator of the Pediatric Heart Transplant... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

Pediatric Cardiology (801) 662-5400

David Gamboa, M.D.

David Gamboa, MD, has joined the Division of Pediatric Cardiology as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Gamboa is a pediatric electrophysiologist.

Following completion of his general pediatrics residency at Children’s Ho... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-5400

Robert G. Gray, M.D.

Robert G. Gray, MD is Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories of the University of Utah at Primary Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Gray is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist who provides general cardiology care to children with all forms of heart disease. His subspecialty clinical ex... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 662-5400
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-5400

James L. Hoffman, M.D.

Dr. Hoffman's career as a researcher and educator began in 2001 at University of Utah School of Medicine. His initial pursuits were part of his medical school training. During his 4 years of medical school he participated in basic science research in a cardiovascular lab. His research career continued during ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-5400

Arvind Hoskoppal, M.D.

Dr. Hoskoppal received his medical degree from Bangalore University and completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency from Creighton University. He then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco, followed by an advanced fellowship in Adult Con... Read More

Specialties:

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Chuanchau J. Jou, D.O., Ph.D.

C. Jerry Jou, DO PhD is a visiting clinical instructor of the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children´s Medical Center. Dr. Jou is a general pediatric cardiologist who sees children with all forms of congenital heart disease. His research interests inclu... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 662-5400
Pediatric Cardiology (801) 662-5400

Victoria E. Judd, M.D.

Victoria Judd MD, MBA is a pediatric cardiologist at the University of Utah located at Primary Children's Medical Center. She is a general pediatric cardiologist who sees children with all forms of heart disease.
... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 662-5400
Pediatric Cardiology (801) 662-5400

Charles S. King, PA-C, M.P.A.S.

Mr. King’s clinical interests are in the care of adults and children with cardiac congenital diseases and cardiac arrhythmias. He actively participates in research efforts in collaboration with the Department of Pediatric/Pediatric Cardiology, Division, Department of Internal Medicine/Division of Cardiology, Dep... Read More

Specialties:

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Physician Assistant

Locations:

Pediatric Cardiology (801) 662-5400

Ashwin K. Lal, M.D.

Ashwin Lal, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Cardiology at Primary Children’s Hospital. His clinical interests include cardiomyopathy and heart failure with an emphasis on cardiac mechanical support and heart transplantation. He also has a general cardiology clinic where he sees patient with all form... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-5400

Christopher R. Mart, M.D.

Christopher R. Mart, M.D., F.A.C.C., is a specialist in pediatric cardiovascular imaging who sees children with all forms of cardiac disease and especially those needing assessment by echocardiography and 3D echocardiography. He has specific interests in 3D echocardiography.
... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 662-5400
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-5400

Mary Hunt Martin, M.D.

Mary Hunt Martin, MD completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California and her medical degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Boston, Mass... Read More

Specialties:

Interventional Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-5400

Shaji C. Menon, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Shaji Menon, MD is a Pediatric Cardiologist at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children´s Medical Center.

Dr. Menon sees children and adolescents with all forms of congenital heart disease. D... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Imaging, Fetal Echocardiography, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Imaging

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 662-5400
Pediatric Cardiology (801) 662-5400

Thomas A. Miller, D.O.

Dr. Miller received his medical degree from the University of New England, completed his residency in Pediatrics at Maine Medical Center and his fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah. He underwent an additional year of subspecialty training in Advanced Imaging, focusing on fetal cardiology... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-1000

L. LuAnn Minich, M.D.

LuAnn Minich, MD is Director of Pediatric Cardiovascular Research and an Associate Director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children´s Medical Center. She the Primary Investigator fo... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 662-5400
Pediatric Cardiology (801) 662-5400

Kimberly M. Molina, M.D.

Kimberly Molina, MD is a member of the division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Molina is a general cardiologist who sees children with all forms of heart disease, and specializes in seeing patients with heart failure and cardiomyop... Read More

Specialties:

Echocardiography, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

Pediatric Cardiology (801) 662-5400

Thomas A. Pilcher, M.D.

Thomas A. Pilcher, MD is a specialist in pediatric cardiology and electrophysiology. He has special training to attend to children with all forms of heart rhythm disorders. He performs intracardiac ablations of abnormal heart rhythms and implants cardiac rhythm intervention devices such as pacemakers and autom... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 662-5400
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-5400

Nelangi M. Pinto, M.D.

Nelangi M. Pinto, MD is a member of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children´s Hospital. Her subspecialty is non-invasive imaging. She sees patients with all forms of congenital heart disease from infancy through late adolescence in the general cardi... Read More

Specialties:

Fetal Echocardiography, Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 662-5400
Cardiology, Clinic A (801) 662-5400

Michael D. Puchalski, M.D.

Michael Puchalski, MD is Director of Non-Invasive Imaging in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children´s Medical Center. He is responsible for overseeing the Fetal Heart Program, the Echocardiography Lab, and Cardiovascular MRI. Dr. Puchalski is also M... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 662-5400
Pediatric Cardiology (801) 662-5400

Elizabeth Vickers Saarel, M.D., A.B.

Elizabeth “Tess” Vickers Saarel, MD, is a member of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Director of Electrophysiology at Primary Children´s Hospital. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology, and she is certified by the International Board o... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-7608

Jason T. Su, D.O.

Jason Su, D.O. is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children´s Medical Center. He is also an adjunct Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Utah. Dr. Su’s specialty is in noninvasive imaging, specifically Cardiac... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 662-5400
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-5400

Lloyd Y. Tani, M.D.

Lloyd Y. Tani, MD received both his undergraduate education and his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his pediatric and pediatric cardiology training from the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and has been a member ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

Pediatric Cardiology (801) 662-5400

Martin Tristani-Firouzi, M.D.

Martin Tristani, MD is a clinician-scientist at The University of Utah School of Medicine and attends on the inpatient and outpatient services at Primary Children´s Hospital and McKay-Dee Hospital. As a general cardiologist, he sees children with all forms of cardiac disease. Having a special interest in Long ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-5400

Dongngan Truong, M.D.

Dr. Truong received her medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, completed her Pediatrics residency at Connecticut Children´s Medical Center/University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and her Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Primary Children’s Hospital/University of Utah, and a... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Kevin J. Whitehead, M.D.

Kevin Whitehead, MD is an Associate Professor of Cardiology at the University of Utah, and also has privileges at Primary Children's Medical Center. He cares for adults with congenital heart disease, heart disease in pregnancy, and other patients with cardiac complications of genetic diseases (such as muscular ... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiology, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Echocardiography

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 587-0555
University Hospital (801) 213-2033
University Hospital (801) 581-8188

Richard V. Williams, FACC, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Richard V. Williams, MD is a member of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children´s Hospital. His subspecialty is noninvasive cardiac imaging. He sees patients with all forms of congenital heart disease from infancy through late adolescence in his gene... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 662-5400
Pediatric Cardiology (801) 662-5400

Utah Locations

University Hospital 50 N. Medical Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
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Appointments
(801) 585-7676
Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services 81 North Mario Capecchi Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
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Appointments
(801) 213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton 3773 W. 12600 S., 3rd Floor
Riverton, UT 84065
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(801) 213-3599
Intermountain Medical Center 5121 S Cottonwood St
Murray, UT 84107
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Appointments
(801) 507-4000
Logan Regional Hospital 500 E 1400 N
Logan, UT 84341
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(801) 213-3599
McKay Dee Hospital 4401 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT 84403
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Appointments
(801) 213-3599
Dixie Regional Medical Center 1380 E Medical Center Dr
St. George, UT 84790
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Appointments
(801) 213-3599

Alaska Locations

Alaska Heart Institute 3841 Piper St Suite T-100
Anchorage, AK 99508
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Appointments
(907) 264-5763
Alaska Children's Heart Center 3260 Providence Dr Suite 532
Anchorage, AK 99508
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Appointments
(907) 565-2242

Idaho Locations

Portneuf Medical Center Children's Clinic 777 Hospital Way
Pocatello, ID 83201
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(208) 232-1443
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center 3100 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
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Appointments
(801) 213-3599

Wyoming Locations

St. John's Medical Center 625 E Broadway
Jackson, WY 83001
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Appointments
(307) 739-7675

PCH Heart Center Locations