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Year in Review: 2023

A Message from Leadership

UPMC has long been a leader in cardiovascular care, with a rich history in clinical research and innovation. Our team has achieved groundbreaking clinical milestones that have advanced the field of cardiovascular medicine, including being the first to discharge a patient on a cardiac assist device, the first in western Pennsylvania to provide transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and the first program in the United States to perform a DCD heart/kidney transplant.

As the largest integrated adult and pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery program in Pennsylvania, UPMC is a premier destination for the full scope of cardiovascular disease management and treatment. Our experts have performed more than 15,000 cardiac surgical procedures in the last five years. We achieve outstanding surgical outcomes that consistently earn our program a three star rating, the highest rating possible, by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Our team at the Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh provides advanced, lifelong care to patients with congenital heart disease. For the last six years, UPMC Children’s has been ranked among the top 10 in the nation for Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

We welcome the opportunity to tell you more about our efforts in 2023 and invite you to learn more about our exceptional team. We also hope you'll consider voting for UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside in the U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" survey.

Victor Morell, MD

Victor Morell, MD

Eugene S. Wiener Endowed Professor of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Co-Director, Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
VP and Chief Strategy Officer, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Nationally Ranked for Excellence in Cardiology and Heart Surgery

Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside is proud to be nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for excellence in cardiology, heart and vascular surgery.