Cardiothoracic Surgery Service


(501) 364-5858
Fax: (501) 364-5869

Care Provided:

  • Surgical care for children with congenital heart disease, heart failure, respiratory failure, chest wall defects and lung disease
  • Direct surgical reparative and palliative surgery
  • Mechanical support programs including ECMO, ventricular assist devices and transplantation
  • Procedures are performed in the ACH Heart Center operating room with post-operative care rendered in the Heart Center
  • Experienced cardiac team includes surgeons, nurses, perfusionists and anesthesiologists that work closely with ACH cardiologists and the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit physicians


ACH Main Hospital, 4th Floor

Chiefs of Cardiothoracic Surgery:

Michiaki Imamura, MD
Takeshi Shinkawa, MD

Note: This clinic is available to your child by physician referral. Talk with your child's physician and tell him/her you would like to be referred to ACH. Have the doctor contact the Arkansas Children's Hospital Appointment Center to make a referral at 501-364-4000. If your child does not have a regular physician, please call 501-364-4000 and we will be happy to recommend one in your area.