Norton Children’s Heart Institute is growing and advancing heart care, including transplants

Norton Children’s Heart Institute has grown to more than 120 staff members caring for children and adults born with heart conditions.

Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, has grown to more than 120 staff members providing cardiothoracic surgery, including heart transplants.

With pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Bahaaldin Alsoufi, M.D. assuming leadership of the institute, Erle H. Austin III, M.D. will continue providing the quality cardiothoracic surgery he has performed for children for the past 30 years.

Norton Children’s Heart Institute

No other pediatric heart program in Kentucky or Ohio is ranked higher by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Talk to a staff member about how your family can get quality heart care across Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Call (502) 629-2929

Dr. Austin stated that he looks forward to his and the institute’s future with Dr. Alsoufi; Deborah J. Kozik, D.O., pediatric cardiovascular surgeon; and the rest of the team caring for children with heart conditions.

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