Norton Children's Heart Institute Heart Transplant Clinic

411 East Chestnut Street, Level 5A
Louisville, 40202



411 East Chestnut Street, Level 5A
Louisville, 40202


After a year of waiting for a new heart, Thomas Norris goes home

Norton Children’s Heart Institute Transplant Clinic is located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, on the fifth floor of the Novak Center for Children’s Health.

The Novak Center for Children’s Health is on Chestnut Street between Preston and Jackson streets. Parking is available in the UofL Physicians Outpatient Center Parking Garage at 414 E. Chestnut St. A pedway connecting the garage to the Novak Center is located on the third level. TARC routes 19, 21, 28 and 52 stop close to the Novak Center.

Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, has been at the forefront of pediatric heart transplants since Norton Children’s Hospital became the second facility in the United States to perform a heart transplant in an infant in 1986. Since then, Norton Children’s surgeons have performed more than 100 heart transplants.

The Heart Transplant Clinic Team
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Why Choose Norton Children’s Heart Institute

  • Norton Children’s Hospital has been a pioneer in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, performing Kentucky’s first pediatric heart transplant in 1986 and becoming the second site in the United States to perform an infant heart transplant.
  • The American Board of Thoracic Surgery has certified our cardiothoracic surgeons in congenital heart surgery.
  • The Adult Congenital Heart Association has accredited Norton Children’s Heart Institute’s Adult Congenital Heart Program as the only comprehensive care center in Kentucky and Indiana treating adults born with a heart defect.
  • More than 17,000 children a year visit Norton Children’s Heart Institute for advanced heart care.
  • Norton Children’s Heart Institute has offices across Kentucky and Southern Indiana to bring quality pediatric heart care closer to home.
  • The Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital is the largest dedicated CICU in Kentucky, equipped with 17 private rooms and the newest technology available for heart care.
  • Norton Children’s Hospital is the only Level I Children’s Surgery Center in Kentucky or Southern Indiana, as verified by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program.