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The Ward Family Center at Children’s Mercy Kansas City is a high-volume center offering the region's most comprehensive care from birth to young adulthood for patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. Our center offers outstanding clinical facilities and research training opportunities. The team includes:

  • 32 board-certified pediatric cardiologists
  • 4 congenital cardiothoracic surgeons and a congenital cardiac surgery fellow
  • 38 advanced practice nurses
  • Exercise laboratory with 2 doctoral and 2 masters level exercise physiologists
  • Thrive program offering multidisciplinary psychosocial support from social work, psychology, child life, music therapy, financial counseling, chaplaincy, and palliative care
  • Dedicated cardiac nutrition support

The Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship program is a three-year training experience dedicated to promoting the fellows' expertise through outstanding clinical, academic, investigative and administrative instruction. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to ensuring fellows receive the highest-quality training as they prepare for a successful clinical practice. Our fellowship ensures:

  • 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.
Five Children's Mercy Pediatric Cardiology fellows walk together in the hallway of the Children's Mercy Research Institute.

Academic curriculum

Learn more about the curriculum, including didactics, courses and workshops.

Clinical experience

Read an overview of this three-year training program.

Faculty and fellows

Meet the team of fellows and faculty for the Pediatric Cardiology fellowship.


Learn more about the research opportunities and focuses offered during this fellowship.

Apply for the program

Prospective candidates should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The program participates in the National Residency Matching Program. Learn more about how to apply.

Our Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship team

Ryan A. Romans, MD
Program Director
(816) 302-3649

Amanda Mcintosh, MD
Associate Program Director
(816) 302-3694

Nancy Draffen-Brown, MBA
Fellowship Coordinator