Appointments (615) 936-5500
Pediatric Heart Institute
2200 Children-s Way
5143 Doctor's Office Tower
Nashville, TN 37232-9292
Adminstrative (615) 936-5500
Fax (615) 343-0042


An understanding of the genetics of congenital heart disease will unlock pathways toward tomorrow’s treatment strategies. Here at Vanderbilt, we have the rare opportunity and obligation to achieve this understanding through our access to genetic material derived from surgeries. Access to such tissue, coupled with Vanderbilt’s advanced information systems and the Vanderbilt BioVU library of genetic material, has enabled us to embark on a project to develop a comprehensive library of pediatric cardiac tissue specimens from the full spectrum of congenital cardiac defects.