Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Minoo Kavarana in Surgery

The division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery is nationally known for its exceptional patient outcomes, with recent rankings from U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Children’s Hospitals survey rainkg the Pediatric & Congenital Heart Center at the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital No. 4 in the country. For the outcome component of this score, the MUSC Pediatric & Congenital Heart Center received the #1 spot.

Additionally, the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Program was recognized as providing exceptional care by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Public Reporting. Their overall 4-year observed mortality is 1.28% (expected 2.45%), almost 50% less than expected. In addition, the patient's length of stay is lower than the national average for all ten benchmark operations.

Cardiothoracic surgeons at MUSC Children's Health excel in all surgical procedures for cardiac disorders, with more than 350 operations performed annually.

Meet our faculty and learn about their areas of expertise.

Dr Kavarana

Minoo Kavarana, M.D.

Professor of Surgery & Division Chief

Dr Bradley

Scott M. Bradley, M.D.

Professor of Surgery

Mac Felmly, MD 

Mac Felmly, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr Crawford 

Fred A. Crawford, M.D.

Distinguished University Professor, Chair Emeritus

Dr. Sade 

Robert Sade, M.D.

Distinguished University Professor Emeritus