Welcome to the Division of Cardiology!

The Division of Cardiology is part of the Heart Institute at Rady Children's. We are the largest and most comprehensive pediatric cardiology program in San Diego, Imperial and Orange Counties, providing state-of-the-art, family-centered care to patients from fetal life through adulthood. The Cardiology Division is actively involved in clinical care, research, teaching and service. Faculty members in the Division presently hold multiple grants and contracts and have published over 50 original articles and chapters within the last five years.

Division Chief

John W. Moore, M.D., M.P.H. 

Welcome to the Cardiology Division's Website.Cardiology is a combined Division from the former Divisions of Pediatric Cardiology at UCSD School of Medicine and of The Children's Specialist San Diego Medical Group.  We stand on the shoulders of Dr. William Friedman and Dr. David Sahn of the medical school and of Drs. Stanley Pappelbaum and Deane Waldman's private practice.  Cardiology is a large Division with extensive expertise.  We provide the full gamut of cardiovascular care for patients with congenital heart disease in Southern California, Hawaii and Saipan.  We also have a long history of educating successful pediatric cardiologists and pediatric interventional cardiologists, as well as a strong tradition of clinical and basic science research.  If you have any questions or need assistance related to the Division or our activities, feel free to contact me.





For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks our Cardiology & Heart Surgery programs among the nation's best in its "Best Children's Hospitals" edition.