MIAMI—Dr. Robert Hanfland, congenital heart surgeon, has joined The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. He will collaborate with the renowned Dr. Redmond Burke, Director of Cardiovascular Surgery, and a leading-edge team of cardiologists to provide care for children of the region and beyond.

Dr. Hanfland is board certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and an associate member of Women in Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Hanfland has been part of national committees for the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society, as well as the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Hanfland to The Heart Program. He shares our passion to provide the highest quality care to the patients we serve,” said Dr. Anthony Rossi, Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Hanfland earned his medical degree from Southern Illinois University in Springfield and completed a residency in general surgery at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. He then pursued a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and an additional fellowship in congenital heart surgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver. His clinical interests include ethics in medicine, pediatric cardiology, congenital heart surgery, hypoplastic left heart syndrome and other complicated pediatric heart anomalies.

Nicklaus Children’s Heart Program is a world leader in congenital heart disorders and has been ranked among the nation’s best for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. The program’s outcomes for children with heart defects are among the best in the world. Offerings include the most innovative, least-invasive approaches to the treatment of congenital heart disease, including many first-in-the-world procedures that were pioneered right here in Miami by the program’s internationally recognized cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons.
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About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit

Last Updated on Friday, 31st July 2020 8:49 pm