OB/GYN & Women's Health
Fetal Medicine Pediatric Consultants
Robert H. Pass, MD
- Practice Specialty
- Pediatrics - Cardiology (Heart)
- Medical Education
- Boston University School of Medicine
- New York Hospital- Cornell Medical Center
- Children's Hospital of Boston
- Main Location
- Academic Title
- Associate Professor of Pediatrics
- Administrative Title
- Associate Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
Director of Pediatric Catheterization Laboratory and Director of Pediatric Electrophysiology
- Clinical Focus
- Dr. Pass' research and clinical focus remain firmly in the areas of pediatric electrophysiology and interventional cardiology. He has written over 75 original manuscripts on these topics.
Robert H. Pass, MD, brings multiple skills to your child's cardiac care. As the New York tri-state area's most experienced pediatric electrophysiologist (EP), he uses sophisticated cardiac ablation techniques to treat your child's arrhythmia. Dr. Pass has performed over 1500 electrophysiology studies and over 1000 arrhythmia ablation procedures in children.
Dr. Pass is also a highly skilled interventional cardiologist and has performed over 5000 cardiac catheterization procedures in children and is an expert in non-surgical catheter-based repair of heart defects and the hybrid procedure. Dr. Pass' interventions have spared hundreds of children with congenital heart disease from unnecessary surgery, including open-heart procedures.
Dr. Pass has performed more than 500 delicate catheter-based procedures, placing devices to close holes in children's hearts and correct cardiac blood flow. Dr. Pass pioneered EP therapy for treatment of children's arrhythmias. He has treated more than 1000 children using radiofrequency ablation-focused electromagnetic waves that precisely target and "zap" disruptive cardiac cells and leave healthy heart muscle untouched. With these procedures, he has treated babies who are as young as six weeks old and weigh less than seven pounds.
Dr. Pass is the first pediatric EP in the region to regularly treat arrhythmic children with cryoablation-a technology that targets and "freezes away" diseased tissue and has treated over 100 young patients with this approach. Dr. Pass also implants pacemakers and defibrillators in children.
Dr. Pass and his staff focus on helping families feel part of the treatment process. "We are very attached to our patients," says Dr. Pass. "We feel if someone is advocating for them and trying to see things from their perspective they will have a better experience."
Prior to his recruitment to Children's Hospital at Montefiore in 2008, Dr. Pass was the Director of Pediatric Electrophysiology at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian and an Attending Physician in the Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.