phone: (314) 454-6095
Dr. Van Hare is the Director of the David Goldring Division of Pediatric Cardiology, as well as the Co-Director of the St. Louis Children's and Washington University Heart Center. The Heart Center is a multi-disciplinary program which involves all the professionals at the School of Medicine and St. Louis Children's Hospital who participate in the care of children with heart disease of any type. Dr. Van Hare's main clinical interest is in the area of heart rhythm disorders in children as well as in adults with congenital heart disease. He has been active in the field of pediatric electrophysiology since 1988 and has been a leader in the development of new methods for the management of arrhythmias, especially radiofrequency catheter ablation and cryoablation. The program at the Heart Center is a high-volume pediatric electrophysiology center, which also offers pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation and follow-up, and the diagnosis and management of inherited arrhythmias such as the long QT syndrome.