The program in pediatric cardiology is offered through Children's Mercy and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The three-year training
experience is designed to promote expertise through
outstanding clinical, academic, investigative, and administrative
Our physicians integrate education for fellows, residents, medical and nursing students into all aspects of patient care. Residency programs thrive in pediatrics, medicine-pediatrics and pediatric neurology, with fellowship training programs in 24 subspecialties.
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The Ward Family Center for Congenital Heart Disease includes 13 board-certified pediatric
cardiologists and three congenital cardiothoracic surgeons with
support from nursing, social work, nutrition and exercise
physiology. The high-volume center offers the region's most comprehensive care from
birth to young adulthood for congenital and acquired heart disease,
boasting outstanding clinical facilities, and research training
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- Fellows will develop clinical knowledge of normal and abnormal cardiovascular conditions.
- Dedicated research objectives will teach fellows the methodology for meaningful scientific investigation.
- Fellows will become proficient in invasive and noninvasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
- The program provides vast opportunities to learn optimal clinical care and consultation for pediatric patients with cardiovascular disease.