High-tech; high touch. For your child, the Pediatric Heart Program at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, offers the best of both worlds. Our UW-Madison faculty physicians offer world-class care in a modern, technologically-advanced yet intimate, family-friendly facility that wins a big "thumbs up" from children and families.
Great Outcomes. Bright Futures. Outstanding Service.Our pediatric heart surgery patients experience exceptional outcomes, with a very low mortality rate of 1.6 percent, compared with a nationwide average of 3.4 percent* (2011-14 data). Our patient satisfaction scores and written comments consistently cite our reliable service as superior to that of other children's hospitals.
Complex Heart ProceduresIn 2014, American Family Children’s Hospital became the first in the world to use cutting-edge technology that reduces – by up to 50 percent – exposure to radiation for children who require catheterization, electrophysiology studies or other invasive heart procedures. Learn more about conditions and treatments
A Close Eye on Cognitive DevelopmentChildren who have open heart surgery during the first year of life are routinely referred for close examination at the Brain Care Clinic located across the street from the hospital at UW-Madison’s Waisman Center. Learn more
Convenient Locations Across the StateTo save families travel to and from Madison, our pediatric cardiologists routinely see patients in many Wisconsin communities, including Appleton, Beloit, Fond du Lac, Janesville, Oshkosh and Wausau. View clinics and phone numbers
Meet ErikaA serious injury left snocross racer Erika Rau with a severely damaged aorta and a fractured neck. She was rushed to UW Hospital and Clinics where doctors performed minimally invasive emergency heart surgery. During her recovery, she trained for and ran a marathon and is now back on the trails. Learn more about Erika or meet some of our other patients