Sections & Programs


The pediatric cardiology team at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital brings patients the latest in heart research and treatments while delivering personalized, compassionate care to each family. Our experts are committed to working together to decide on the best treatment plan of each patient and their family. We also offer comprehensive services from diagnosis of prenatal conditions to treatment for adults with congenital heart disease.


Michael Earing, MD - Professor of Pediatrics

Section Chief, Pediatric Cardiology

Cardiologists at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital provide care for infants, children and teens with congenital and acquired heart conditions, including arrhythmias, genetic disorders, infections, heart failure and valve disease. We work closely with cardiac surgeons, as well as experts in other pediatric specialties.

Our team includes highly skilled nurses, medical imaging specialists, echocardiography technicians, genetics experts and other staff who specialize in caring for children with heart disease. Child life specialists and social workers are available to provide additional support for patients and families.

  • Arrhythmias
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Infections
  • Heart Surgery
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Marfan syndrome

About Our Section

Pediatric cardiologist treats complex congenital heart disease

At the time of Eric’s birth in October 2011, an echocardiogram showed a serious heart condition. Cardiologists at two hospitals had differing opinions about which side of the heart had the more critical problem. That’s when Eric’s family turned to the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital, where a comprehensive echocardiogram showed the infant had complex congenital heart disease significantly affecting both sides of his heart.

This is a story of a real life superhero, Eric DelaTorre, who was born with life-threatening heart defects. With the help of Dr. Daniel Gruenstein and our cardiac surgeon, the 5-year-old boy has the powers he needs to live a healthy and energetic life.

Click the image to learn more about Eric's story.