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Cardiology

Offering a comprehensive array of cardiac diagnostic services to treat cardiovascular diseases that may affect infants and children of all ages.


The Division of Pediatric Cardiology, which forms the Duke Children’s Heart Program at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center, is a primary provider of cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment services in the southeastern United States. Our dedication to care and treatment of people of all ages, along with an emphasis on cutting-edge research, results in a program that is among the best in the country.

Our physicians offer a comprehensive spectrum of clinical services to treat cardiovascular diseases that may affect the fetus, infant, child, adolescent, or young adult. Our basic research programs are directed at the development of absorbable intravascular stents, detection and management post-bypass syndrome after heart surgery, the control of cardiac cytosolic calcium concentration and the regulation of the sensitivity of cardiac myofilaments to calcium, as well as basic investigations related to cellular electrophysiology. Our research programs also include a number of clinical trials conducted through the NIH-funded Pediatric Heart Network, as well as several industry-sponsored clinical trials in congenital heart disease.

Our Division offers a three-year fellowship program that will prepare the fellow for a career in academic pediatric cardiology or in the private practice of pediatric cardiology. The three-year program includes 24 months of clinical training and 12 months of research training.

Our physicians and practitioners are strong advocates for our patients and their families. We actively lobby at the local, state, and federal levels for children’s heart programs. Through a number of professional societies, we advocate for a variety of issues related to pediatric heart disease.


Treatments

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology offers a variety of diagnostic services and therapeutic programs to its patients and families.

Therapeutic programs include:

      Diagnostic services include:

      • echocardiography (transthoracic, fetal, and transesophageal)
      • cardiac catherization
      • heart rhythm assessment
      • exercise testing
      • magnetic resonance imaging

      After Your Referral

      Once you or your child is referred to Duke Children's Heart Program, a board-certified pediatric cardiologist will take the lead on the management of your care. In addition to the pediatric cardiologist, there is an entire team of health care professionals that you may encounter while receiving services at the Duke Children's Heart Program. The physician and staff listing provides links to more information about the Duke Children's Heart Program team members.

      The pediatric cardiologist will take your medical history and perform a physical exam. The pediatric cardiologist may decide that additional procedures are required to make an accurate diagnosis. Duke Children's Heart Program has state-of-the-art exercise, echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, cardiac MRI and electrophysiology labs, which means that all of your testing can be performed within the Duke Health network. Once the testing is completed, the pediatric cardiologist and your health care team will discuss the diagnosis and treatment with you.


      Physicians and Staff

      Physicians

      Name Areas of Special Interest
      Brenda E. Armstrong, MD Intensive care pediatrics, pediatric cardiac catheterization, interventional cardiology, clinical pediatric cardiology
      Piers C.A. Barker, MD Noninvasive imaging for congenital and acquired heart disease (fetus to adult); additional expertise in advanced echo imaging, fetal cardiology, cardiac MRI, myocardial mechanics
      Michael G.W. Camitta, MD Pediatric cardiology; echocardiography including fetal, transthoracic, and transesophageal imaging; pediatric cardiac intensive care; fetal diagnosis and counseling; clinical research studies; telemedicine imaging; inpatient pediatric cardiac care; quality improvement; adult congenital heart disease
      Michael J. Campbell, MD Children and adults with congenital heart disease, transesophageal echocardiography, fetal echocardiography, cardiac MRI
      Michael P. Carboni, MD Heart transplantation and heart failure; cardiomyopathy; congenital and acquired heart disease; inherited and acquired arrhythmias; implantation and follow-up of pacemakers and defibrillators; ablation of cardiac arrhythmias
      Ira M. Cheifetz, MD Pediatric critical care medicine, acute lung injury, high-frequency ventilation, cardiopulmonary interactions, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, ECMO, congenital heart disease, mechanical ventilation
      Gregory A. Fleming, MD, MSCI Outpatient and inpatient management of pediatric patients with acquired and congenital heart disease, interventional and diagnostic cardiac catheterization of pediatric patients
      Heather T. Henderson, MD Congenital and acquired pediatric heart disease, cardiomyopathy and heart failure in children, mechanical circulatory support in children, pediatric heart transplantation
      Kevin D. Hill, MD, MS All aspects of pediatric cardiology, including congenital and acquired heart disease affecting neonates, children, and adolescents; interventional catheterization, including device closure of defects, balloon dilation, and stent placement
      Salim F. Idriss, MD, PhD Cardiac arrhythmias, syncope, and sudden death; cardiac pacing and defibrillation; electrophysiologic studies and ablation of cardiac arrhythmias; evaluation and treatment of congenital and acquired heart disease in infants, children, and adolescents
      Ronald J. Kanter, MD Infants, children, teenagers, and young adults with syncope, cardiac arrhythmias, sudden death, autonomic dysfunction, or congenital heart disease; placement of cardiac pacemakers and implantable defibrillators; performance of tilt-table studies, autonomic studies, and electrophysiologic studies, radiofrequency ablation of cardiac arrhythmias
      Jennifer S. Li, MD Pediatric cardiology, echocardiography, hypertension, hyperlipidemia
      Jon N. Meliones, MD, MS Pediatric cardiac critical care, pediatric critical care performance improvement, ECMO, high-frequency ventilation, technology
      Angelo S. Milazzo, MD Outpatient and inpatient consultation, prenatal echocardiography consultation and counseling, transesophageal echocardiography, telemedicine echocardiography, consultation for international children with cardiac abnormalities who are awaiting adoption
      Stephen G. Miller, MD Noninvasive imaging for congenital heart disease; fetal echocardiography, diagnosis and counseling; outpatient and inpatient management of pediatric patients with congenital and acquired heart disease
      Caroline P. Ozment, MD ECMO, alternate modes of mechanical ventilation (high frequency, JET), transfusion medicine
      Scott R. Schulman, MD Pediatric cardiac anesthesiology
      Gregory H. Tatum, MD Noninvasive imaging including transthoracic, transesophageal, and fetal echocardiography; all aspects of outpatient cardiology
      Jennifer L. Turi, MD Pediatric critical care medicine, acute lung injury
      Stephanie Burns Wechsler, MD Congenital heart disease occurring as part of genetic syndromes; other cardiovascular diseases with a genetic cause, including cardiomyopathies and connective-tissue diseases, such as Marfan syndrome

      Staff

      NameRole
      Bronwyn Bartle, PNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
      Patricia Burns, BSN Outreach Nurse Clinician
      Jennifer Garrett Patient Relations Coordinator, Scheduling
      Amanda Green, FNP-C Pediatric Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse Practitioner
      Carol Meguid, MSN Clinical Operations Director II, Division Administrator
      Christine Meliones, PNP Pediatric Electrophysiology Nurse Practitioner
      Eddie Mondigo, RN Pediatric Cath Lab Supervisor
      Wan Lan Liang, MSN Clinical Research Coordinator
      Angela Lloyd, RN Electrophysiology Nurse Clinician
      Linda Peterson, BSN Interventional Nurse Clinician
      Kristy Friel Fellowship Coordinator
      Cathy Robinson, RN Raleigh Nurse Clinician
      Lisa Thigpen, BSN Greensboro Nurse Clinician
      Jie Wu, MBA Administrative Coordinator
      Mingfen Xu, MSN Clinical Trials Project Leader II


      Clinic Hours & Locations

      Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center
      2301 Erwin Road
      Durham, NC 27710
      Tel: 919-668-4000

      Hours: Daily, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

      Duke University Hospital
      2301 Erwin Road
      Durham, NC 27710
      Tel: 888-ASK-DUKE

      Hours: Daily, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

      Duke Children’s and WakeMed Children's Specialty Services
      23 Sunnybrook Road, Suite 200
      Raleigh, NC 27610
      Tel: 919-862-1200
      Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

        Duke Children's Cardiology of Fayetteville
        1991 Fordham Drive, Suite 200
        Fayetteville, NC 28304
        Tel: 910-423-7400

        Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

        Duke Children's Cardiology of Greensboro
        1126 N. Church Street, Suite 203
        Greensboro, NC 27401
        Tel: 336-235-0944
        Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

        Duke Children's Cardiology of Burlington
        Medical Arts Suite 1600
        1236 Huffman Hill Road
        Burlington, NC 27215

        Tel: 336-586-3553
        Hours: Tuesday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

        Duke Children's Cardiology of Lumberton
        Lumberton Children's Clinic
        400 Liberty Hill Road
        Lumberton NC 28358

        Tel: 910-739-3318
        Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

        Duke Children's Electrophysiology of Charlotte
        Presbyterian Pediatric Cardiology
        1718 E. 4th Street, Suite 304
        Charlotte, NC 28204

        Tel: 704-316-1220

        Duke Children's Specialty of Cary
        540 New Waverly Place Suite 101
        Cary, NC 27518 
        Appointments: 919-668-4000 

        Duke Children's Cardiology Outreach Clinic Locations and Appointments

        Durham
        Adult Congenital Heart Clinic
        Duke Health Center at North Duke Street
        3116 North Duke Street
        Durham, NC 27704
        Appointments: 919-684-2463
        Hours: Second and fourth Tuesdays
        Directions

        Fayetteville
        Southern Regional Area Health Education Center (SRAHEC)
        1601 Owen Drive
        Fayetteville, NC 28304-3425
        Appointments: 910-678-7287
        Hours: Wednesdays
        Directions

        Fort Bragg
        Womack Army Medical Center
        Normandy Drive
        Fort Bragg, NC 28310
        Appointments: 910-907-7337
        Hours: Two Fridays a month
        Military families only
        Directions

        Greensboro
        Fetal Cardiology
        Duke Perinatal Consultants of Greensboro
        1126 N. Church Street
        Greensboro, NC 27401
        Appointments: 336-235-0944
        Hours: First and third Thursdays each month
        Directions

        Laurinburg
        Scotland Memorial Hospital
        500 Lauchwood Drive
        Laurinburg, NC 28352
        Appointments: 910-291-7686
        Hours: First Tuesday of the month
        Directions

        Raleigh
        Wake Heart Associates
        Wake Medical Center
        3320 Wake Forest Road
        Raleigh, NC 27609
        Appointments: 919-231-8253
        Hours: Second and fourth Tuesdays
        Directions

        Roanoke Rapids
        Halifax Memorial Hospital
        250 Smith Church Road
        Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
        Appointments: 252-535-8163
        Hours: First Wednesday of every other month
        Directions


        Appointments and Contact Information

        To serve our patients and referring physicians, faculty physicians covering pediatric cardiology are always on call to answer questions and provide consultation.

        • For a new appointment, please call 919-681-2916.
        • For a return appointment, please call 919-668-4000.
        • To schedule an appointment online, log on to Duke MyChart.
        • For urgent calls Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, call the divisional office at 919-681-2916.
        • For urgent calls after business hours, on weekends, or on holidays, please call 919-684-8111 and ask the operator to page the pediatric cardiologist on call.
        • For physicians requesting consultations or making referrals, please call the divisional office at 919-681-2916 or the Duke Consultation and Referral Center at 800-MED-DUKE (800-633-3853).

        Your child's primary care physician can refer you or your child to one of our convenient locations in Durham, Raleigh, Greensboro, Burlington or Fayetteville. Typically, appointments can be arranged within seven business days of being referred.