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Drs. Elman and BuckPediatric Cardiology offers modern, comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with known or suspected heart disease. Providers offer consultations, comprehensive diagnostics, and therapeutic services for unborn babies, infants, children and adolescents with cardiac conditions.  Care is delivered in Chapel Hill as well as convenient clinics located throughout the state. Specialists provide cardiac services via a network of outpatient clinics extending across North Carolina. Pediatric Cardiology is dedicated to providing seamless care for your child close to home.


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  • Matthew Pizzuto, MD

    Pizzuto named Physician Service Leader of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

    Dr. Matthew Pizzuto, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics has been appointed Physician Service Leader of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) in the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. He has served as interim PCICU service leader since 2021. We look forward to Dr. Pizzuto’s continued leadership in his new role.

  • Carr, Hildebrandt, Leong, and Marszal

    Four Pediatrics Faculty Selected for Passing the Torch in 2023

    Dr. Cara Beth Carr, Assistant Professor in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Dr. Clara Hildebrandt, Assistant Professor in Pediatric Genetics & Metabolism, Dr. Elisabeth Leong, Assistant Professor in Pediatric Cardiology, and Dr. Lindsay Marszal, Assistant Professor in General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine have been selected to be a part of the 2023-2024 Passing the Torch Cohort.

  • Karen Jones, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC

    Welcome New Clinical Provider: Karen Jones, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC

    Karen Jones, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC joined the Pediatric Division of Cardiology on October 2, 2023. Karen will be primarily working in the Catheterization Suite as well as seeing outpatients in several of our offices. She has had extensive experience at Children’s of Mississippi (Congenital Heart Surgery) and at Duke Children’s Hospital most recently. Welcome Karen!!

  • Jett Leahy and Mom, Suzi at UNC Children's

    UNC Children’s Heart Program Fights for Infant’s Life … Culminating in Successful Heart Transplant

    Diagnosed with a congenital heart condition while still in utero, Suzi Leahy’s unborn son, Jett, was given “little chance of survival,” yet he beat the odds thanks to the life-saving care of the N.C. Pediatric Heart Center at UNC Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC.