Department and Faculty
The Mayo Clinic Center for Congenital Heart Defects in Rochester includes the divisions of Pediatric Cardiology, Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Congenital Heart Surgery. Eight pediatric cardiologists, six adult congenital cardiologists, and three cardiovascular surgeons staff the center. All faculty members have academic appointments in Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and teach and supervise medical students and residents at Mayo Clinic.
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine includes more than 100 pediatric and adolescent physicians specializing in more than 40 areas and providing care ranging from routine check-ups to complex surgical procedures. Annually, Mayo Clinic treats more than 50,000 children and adolescents, including some 5,000 hospital patients. Each year approximately 3,500 patients are seen in the outpatient pediatric cardiology clinic. Annually, surgeons perform more than 400 congenital heart operations at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Each year there are 4,500 echo-cardiographic procedures and more than 300 cardiac catheterization procedures performed.
Advisors and Mentors
Our graduate education advisory system is designed to provide you with comprehensive educational advice and personal support. You will choose a faculty advisor who will serve as your primary contact.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during noon and/or morning lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.