Congenital heart surgery

Congenital heart surgery

Pediatric congenital heart surgery partnership with UVA Children's 

CHoR and UVA Children's work together to ensure families in Virginia have convenient access to the best heart care. Our partnership combines the volume of the most complex surgical cases – helping to ensure the best outcomes while also keeping you close to home for surgery and follow-up care. Our elite Level 1 Children’s Surgery verification paired with UVA Children’s national ranking in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery makes us the preeminent congenital heart care team for children across Virginia

Your baby's best heart care is just a few beats away

Our expert, compassionate approach to heart care is why parents trust us to mend their children’s hearts. We care for children of all ages, often meeting families before their babies are born to develop a plan for a healthy future. Whether your child is a newborn, toddler or teen transitioning to adult congenital heart care, we’re here to ensure the best care throughout your journey. Our cardiac surgery specialists provide care for a wide range of congenital heart conditions – from common to complex. 

  • Our surgeons’ outcomes surpass national benchmarks, ensuring your child’s heart is in the best hands
  • Surgery is provided by the state’s most experienced pediatric cardiac surgeons; ensuring your child gets the best care – without having to leave the state
  • We work alongside a full team from cardiology, anesthesiology, nursing, neonatal medicine and critical care to ensure the best outcomes
  • We’re trained in the art and science of caring for children and families

Facing heart surgery: Caring for the whole family

Not only are we experts in the operating room, but we are committed to ensuring you know what to expect and can be an active part of your child's care team. Our team will take the time to explain your child's diagnosis and treatment plan, while answering any questions. Our child life specialists are also with you along the way, helping to ensure that kids get to be kids in the hospital.

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Our Heart Center ensures families in Virginia have access to the best congenital heart care – close to home.

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Meet the team

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James Gangemi, MD
James Gangemi MD Cardiothoracic surgery Read more
Mark Roeser, MD
Mark Roeser MD Cardiothoracic surgery Read more
Sherly Jacob, MS, RN, NP-C
Sherly Jacob MS, RN, NP-C Cardiothoracic surgery
Chest wall
Cardiology
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Sherri Maters, MS, RN, CPN, NP-C
Sherri Maters MS, RN, CPN, NP-C Cardiothoracic surgery
Chest wall
Cardiology
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Christos Calaritis, CPC, CCC, FPP, B.Sc.
Christos Calaritis CPC, CCC, FPP, B.Sc. Cardiothoracic surgery
Cardiology
Perfusion
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John Miller, CCP, CPC, PBMS, FPP
John Miller CCP, CPC, PBMS, FPP Cardiology
Cardiothoracic surgery
Perfusion
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