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Pediatric Heart Specialist Joins Levine Children’s Hospital

Gonzalo Alberto Wallis, MD

Gonzalo Alberto Wallis, MD
Pediatric Heart
Transplant Physician

Levine Children’s Hospital’s team of pediatric cardiologists has a new expert among their ranks with the recent addition of Gonzalo Alberto Wallis, MD, a pediatric heart transplant physician. Dr. Wallis manages and treats cases of pediatric heart failure, either congenital or acquired.

Dr. Wallis has specific expertise with the Berlin Heart, which is an external artificial heart for pediatric patients that can be used as a bridge to transplant, since many small children do not have a chest cavity large enough to accommodate an artificial heart inside the body.

“We are all invested in every patient here, and my hope is that with my experience, I am able to help patients and their families by anticipating what can go wrong and how to cope,” said Dr. Wallis.

Formerly with the University of Florida, Dr. Wallis served as a pediatric cardiologist, clinical associate professor, and heart failure and heart transplant staff physician. He attended the Central University of Venezuela, receiving his medical degree from the institution’s Luis Razetti School of Medicine. He served his residency in pediatric cardiology at the Austin Medical Education Program (part of the University of Texas Medical Branch). He also completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the University of Florida.

Learn more about the congenital heart program at Levine Children’s Hospital.

Carolinas HealthCare Children’s Urgent Care Union

Carolinas HealthCare Children’s Urgent Care Union
Carolinas HealthCare Children’s Urgent Care Union

Recently, Carolinas HealthCare System opened a new children's urgent care in Union County. Carolinas HealthCare Children’s Urgent Care Union, affiliated with Levine Children’s Hospital, serves patients up to age 18 in a patient-centered, child-friendly environment and has board-certified pediatricians on staff full-time. This is the third children’s urgent care in the System, with other locations in the Blakeney and Cotswold areas of Charlotte.