Activities and Events

Virtual Balloon Raise

Every spring, CUIMC pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery faculty, current patients, former patients, families and friends gather for one special night to raise money for the Babies Heart Fund. The evening culminates in our annual balloon raise, where over the course of 30-minutes, guests rush to purchase balloons in honor and in memory of their favorite doctors, patients, and people.

Though we are not gathering in person this year to carry on this lively tradition, we are recreating the sentiment through our virtual balloon raise. Purchase a virtual balloon today and help us raise the crucial funds our faculty needs to change the scientific understanding of congenital heart disease, save lives, and offer new hope to patients and their families.

Please join us on May 17 for a festive fete to celebrate Pediatric Cardiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, hosted by Mad Money’s Jim Cramer.

During the half-hour long virtual gathering we will toast the generosity of our donors who helped us raise critical funds during our virtual balloon raise campaign, be inspired by leadership, and get to know fellow patients, families, and friends who have been personally impacted by the Babies Heart Fund.”

2021 Heart to Heart Webinar Series 

Join us for an informative webinar to learn about the pioneering research and programs taking place in the Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Showcasing some of the groundbreaking technologies being used by the Division, this webinar will enable you to hear first-hand from the doctors who are currently using these innovative tools to help find treatments and a cure for congenital heart disease.


Kanwal M. Farooqi, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Leonardo Liberman, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology

Alejandro Torres, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Pediatric Catheterization Laboratory