Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program Opens At Children’s Hospital Of New Jersey

NEWARK — Pediatric cardiac surgery is now available at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center under a new partnership with NYU School of Medicine. The on-site program directed by Sunil P. Malhotra, MD, operates in partnership the NYU School of Medicine and Ralph S. Mosca, MD, Division Chief of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center.

“The collaborative program ensures that infants and children have improved access to the most advanced care at CHoNJ with immediate and smooth referral to NYU when necessary,” said Ronald J. Del Mauro, Chief Executive Officer of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System. Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is an affiliate of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System. It is estimated that between 500 and 600 children and adults in New Jersey with congenital heart disease require surgery each year.


NYU Langone Medical Center’s Division of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery treats patients of all ages with inherited and acquired cardiac defects. Surgeons there have extensive experience with reconstructive procedures on pediatric patients with complex cardiovascular disorders. Both Dr. Malhotra and Dr. Mosca will operate at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Dr. Malhotra comes to CHoNJ from the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he served as Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics. He completed a cardiothoracic surgery residency at University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, and fellowship training in pediatric cardiac surgery at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Malhotra has authored 18 peer-reviewed articles and presented at more than a dozen medical conferences across the country. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, as well as a member of the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, the American Heart Association and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

The program provides the most sophisticated level of pediatric cardiac care in New Jersey while easing the emotional and financial strain on families who would otherwise have to travel out-of-state for this level of care.

This new pediatric cardiac surgery partnership complements the comprehensive pediatric cardiology services already in place at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey including a 19-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) – the largest in the state; digital pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory; fetal echocardiography; and advanced electrophysiology treatments.

For more information about pediatric cardiac services at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center or to make and appointment, call 1-973-926-3500.

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