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Expert Care for Kids’ Hearts

Children have the biggest hearts—and mending them is no small task. Only one children’s hospital in Orlando is recognized nationally by U.S. News & World Report: Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. With 7 locations throughout the area, The Heart Center at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer provides convenient access to an award-winning team, so you can feel confident that your child is getting the personalized attention they deserve. Our comprehensive care plans prioritize getting kids back to being kids—and back outside.

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 Akintoye, MD

Ololade O. Akintoye, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Faris Al Mousily

Faris M Al Mousily, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Burzynski Janusz

Janusz B. Burzynski, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

William DeCampli

William M. Decampli, MD

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Susan Eva Desjardins, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Michael Farias

Michael J. Farias, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Craig Fleishman

Craig E. Fleishman, MD

Pediatric Cardiology


Lauren C. Kane, MD

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Rodrigo A. Nehgme, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Daivd Nykanen

David Gordon Nykanen, MD

Pediatric Cardiology


Arthur S. Raptoulis, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Elise Riddle, MD

Elise F. Riddle, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Gerson Antonio Valencia Villeda MD

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




Same and next day appointments, so kids get faster care.

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Feel at EASE

Feel at EASE

EASE app allows you to receive texts about progress during surgery.


A National Leader

A National Leader

by U.S. News and World Report.

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Award-Winning Care


    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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    Magnet Re-Designation

    Have achieved Magnet® re-designation, the gold standard for nursing’s contribution to quality patient care, safety, research and service excellence.

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

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.