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Pediatric Heart Surgery

US News - Stanford Children's Health

Our world-renowned pediatric heart surgery teams offer life-changing treatments that result in the very best outcomes. This has led to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford being nationally ranked in Cardiology and Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report and the highest ranked in Northern California for a decade. Many of our leading-edge procedures, such as unifocalization, were developed by our Stanford Medicine surgeons. We’re also advancing efforts in less-invasive techniques.

Combined with state-of-the-art diagnostics, our advanced approaches allow us to address heart defects earlier and in the youngest patients to date, giving more children the best chance to grow up healthy. From leading research to nurturing kid-friendly care, we’re devoted to being the very best place for children living with heart conditions.

Contact us online or call (650) 724-2925 for more information.

Meet the Chief


Frank Hanley, MD

My approach is to make children feel as comfortable as possible by explaining to them that this is routine work for us. This is what we do best, so know that you will get through this and your child will be fine.

Meet the team