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Expert Care for Kids’ Hearts

Children have the biggest hearts—and mending them is no small task. And while we’re grateful you have stayed home, it’s important not to delay your kid's care. When you choose the Heart Center at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children to treat your child’s heart condition, you’re choosing a U.S. News and World Report-recognized pediatric hospital for cardiology and heart surgery that’s committed to your child’s care and safety.

 

Here, you can trust our experts to provide a personalized plan of action and the attention your child deserves at any of our 7 locations. Our facilities will always have escalated levels of infection prevention to keep you safe, and you can feel confident that our focus on your safety drives our delivery of quality care. The life-changing cardiac care offered by our award-winning team gets kids back to their active childhoods, and give you peace of mind, so everyone can enjoy more time outside—together.

Meet The Team

Get to know the award-winning cardiology team and Orlando’s only nationally-ranked children’s hospital in cardiology and heart surgery.

Ololade O. Akintoye, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Faris M Al Mousily, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Janusz B. Burzynski, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

William M. Decampli, MD

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Susan Eva Desjardins, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Michael J. Farias, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Craig E. Fleishman, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Rodrigo A. Nehgme, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

David Gordon Nykanen, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Arthur S. Raptoulis, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Elise F. Riddle, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Gerson Antonio Valencia Villeda, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

7 Convenient Locations – Just Minutes From Home

When you learn your child has a heart condition, choosing the best care is the most important decision you’ll make.

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3 Reasons to Choose The Heart Center

Award-Winning Care

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    Best Children's Hospital

    The only children’s hospital in Central Florida ranked a “Best Children’s Hospital” in cardiology & heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

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    Children's Surgical Verification

    Only pediatric facility in Florida (and one of 20 nationwide) to hold Children’s Surgical Verification from the American College of Surgeons.

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    Trauma Verification

    Only pediatric facility in Florida (and one of 20 nationwide) to hold Trauma Verification from the American College of Surgeons, recognizing our ability to address the trauma needs of all injured patients.

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    Pediatric Echocardiography Reaccreditation

    Has earned reaccreditation in transthoracic and fetal echocardiography by IAC, demonstrating our commitment to increasing outcomes in infants and children with heart conditions.

Excellence You Can Count On

One of the most trusted names in children’s healthcare since 1989, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is dedicated exclusively to the healthcare needs of children. The Heart Center brings together a specialized, multidisciplinary team offering the most experienced and comprehensive care in Central Florida for infants, children and teens with heart disease — delivering the personalized, loving care your child needs to heal.