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Department and Faculty

A pediatric surgeon meets with a patient and mother at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

The Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, includes 14 pediatric cardiologists, five adult congenital cardiologists, and three congenital cardiovascular surgeons. 

Mayo Clinic Children's Center includes more than 200 pediatric and adolescent physicians specializing in more than 50 areas who provide care ranging from routine checkups to complex surgical procedures. Annually, Mayo Clinic treats more than 50,000 children and adolescents, including some 5,000 hospital patients.

Each year, approximately 6,000 patients are seen in the outpatient pediatric cardiology clinic. Surgeons perform more than 450 congenital heart disease operations each year at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. There are 13,000 echocardiographic procedures and more than 450 cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology procedures performed annually.

From the program director

Nathaniel Taggart, M.D.

Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota! Our training program at Mayo Clinic provides a comprehensive clinical and research training experience that is designed specifically to help you become a capable, independent, and compassionate pediatric cardiologist.

Our nationally ranked team of cardiologists, surgeons, intensivists, anesthesiologists, nurses, and others is dedicated to providing world-class, family-centered care to our patients through prompt and precise diagnosis, evidence-based treatment strategies, reliable continuity of care, innovative research, and insightful quality improvement initiatives.

We have a tremendous training program that has the resources and breadth of experience of a large program with the close-knit comradery of a small program. Our team members provide one-on-one mentoring and direct supervision to guide you throughout your fellowship as you assume increasing responsibility in patient care. Your success is our top priority.

We are excited that you are considering Mayo Clinic for your pediatric cardiology training. Please explore our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our program.

Nathan Taggart, M.D.
Program Director, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship


Find out more about the research interests and clinical educational backgrounds of our Division of Pediatric Cardiology faculty members:

Allied health staff include:

  • Trista Brown, P.A.-C.
  • Adrienne Craft, R.N.
  • Jillian Loots, R.N.
  • Jennifer Schrandt, R.N.
  • Carrie Thom, R.N.