Andrew Atz, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
The Children's Heart Program of South Carolina performs research directed toward understanding normal cardiac development and the causes of the congenital and acquired cardiac conditions of childhood through laboratory and clinical research. Particular effort and resources will be focused on identifying the processes that lead the heart to develop both normally and abnormally. From this understanding, new treatment strategies will be devised. These efforts will be funded from research grants, university support, donations and income from the provision of clinical care.
The U.S. News & World Report rankings once again place the MUSC Children’s Hospital heart program among the top 20 in the country. Six MUSC Children’s Hospital divisions are honored in the rankings: