Cardiothoracic Surgery Program
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Our Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery program is a world leader in the field with more than three decades of experience. We perform complex surgeries including repair of congenital defects, Norwood procedures, arterial switch and Ross procedures. Our surgeons perform many operations using minimally invasive techniques that reduce hospital stays, speed recovery time and decrease scarring.

Our care and innovative approaches build on the latest research in the field. Many of our treatments were developed by internationally recognized leaders at UCSF. Our surgeons are also outstanding teachers, training the doctors of tomorrow and conducting international outreach activities to enhance pediatric cardiothoracic care.

Volumes and Outcomes

Cardiac surgery volumes show the number of cardiac procedures performed per year by our pediatric cardiac surgeons.

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Cardiac surgery volumes graph



Pediatric cardiac surgery survival rates reflect the percentage of patients who survived to 30 days after surgery and discharge from the hospital.

Pediatric cardiac surgery survival rates



Pediatric cardiac surgery mortality rates reflect the percentage of patients who died within 30 days of surgery or prior to discharge from the hospital. This is a different way of looking at the same data displayed above in the survival table.

Cardiac surgery mortality rates



The STS-EACTS Mortality Category, or "STAT" Category, is a method of estimating the risk of mortality for each procedure. Procedures are assigned a STAT Category that ranges from 1 to 5. STAT Category 1 cases have the lowest risk of mortality and STAT Category 5 cases have the highest risk of mortality. The STAT scores allow us to compare our outcomes to hospitals all over the county based on the complexity of the surgeries each hospital is performing.

Stat category table

* National Benchmark Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery. The STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database contains data on over 290,000 cases from 111 different hospitals.

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Contact Us

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476–3501
Fax: (415) 476–9678

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Parking

Parking at Mission Bay

Public parking options at UCSF's Mission Bay campus include:

Weekdays: $3.75/hour
Daily Maximum: $30/day

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Public Transportation

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • 22
  • 55
  • T-Third Street line

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(415) 673-6864 (MUNI)
SFMTA website

UCSF Shuttles

Free UCSF shuttles connect the Mission Bay campus with our Mount Zion and Parnassus campuses as well as other UCSF locations and the 16th Street BART station.

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Shuttle routes and timetables
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Shuttle hotline: (415) 476-4646 (GOGO)

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Clinic Team

Neil Cambronero
Dr. Neil Cambronero,
pediatric and adult heart surgeon
Gordon Cohen
Dr. Gordon Cohen,
pediatric heart surgeon
Tara Karamlou
Dr. Tara Karamlou,
pediatric heart surgeon

Patient Experiences

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