Why choose our PACT program for patient referrals

The Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Therapies (PACT) program team at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health manages heart failure and heart transplant patients in a single program. Doing so empowers our doctors to provide the right care at exactly the right time. This setup, combined with the team’s multidisciplinary expertise and long tradition of taking care of children with heart failure and heart transplantation needs, translates into outstanding outcomes for even the most complex cardiac patients.

The Stanford team performed its first successful pediatric heart transplant more than 35 years ago. Since then, the PACT program team has performed more than 500 heart transplants and more than 200 ventricular assist device (VAD) implantations, making the PACT program at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health one of the highest-volume heart transplant centers in the United States. What’s best? The PACT program at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health exists within the Betty Irene Moore Children’s Heart Center—one of the leading pediatric heart centers in the United States—which enables the PACT team to offer patients a wide range of alternatives to heart transplantation. Let’s partner on providing children with heart failure and heart transplants the best possible outcomes.

How to partner with our PACT program

We are happy to partner with you to provide the very best care for your pediatric patients. We respect your expertise and input on the children within your care, and we welcome the chance to collaborate in their treatment for heart failure and heart transplantation. We invite you to reach out for a phone or virtual consult.

For referrals, please contact us at (844) 393-4474. See our complete list of locations and contact information here.

To refer an international patient, please visit International Patient Services

We’d like you to complete a patient referral form and send it to us with insurance information and relevant clinical documents.

Since many of our patients travel to us from around the United States, we rely on building collaborative relationships with referring physicians who join us to provide continuity of care. Thank you for considering our program for your patients.