Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Cardiovascular Surgery
3100 SW 62 Avenue ACB - 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33155
Phone Number: 305-663-8401


Residency - University of Iowa
Fellowship - University of Iowa
Medical School - Southern Illinois University
Fellowship - University of Colorado Hospital

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery (Gen Cert in Surgery) - Certified
American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Congenital Cardiac Surgery) - Certified
American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Certified


Congenital Heart Surgeon

Dr. Robert Hanfland is a congenital heart surgeon with the Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. He earned his medical degree from Southern Illinois University in Springfield. Dr. Hanfland completed a residency in general surgery at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. He then pursued a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and an additional fellowship in congenital heart surgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver. His clinical interests include ethics in medicine, pediatric cardiology, congenital heart surgery, hypoplastic left heart syndrome and other complicated pediatric heart anomalies.

Dr. Hanfland is board certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and an associate member of Women in Thoracic Surgery. His work has been published in peer-reviewed articles and he has received numerous teaching excellence awards. Dr. Hanfland has been part of national committees for the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society, as well as the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He also has been involved in international mission work including serving as a consultant for the Congenital Heart Program/Pediatric Clinic University Medical Center in Ljublijan, Slovenia, and participating in a congenital heart surgery medical mission trip to Incor Hospital in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Dr. Hanfland is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System

Nicklaus Children’s Heart Program is a world leader in congenital heart disorders and has been ranked among the nation’s best for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S.News & World Report. The program’s outcomes for children with heart defects are among the best in the world. Offerings include the most innovative, least-invasive approaches to the treatment of congenital heart disease, including many first-in-the-world procedures that were pioneered right here in Miami by the program’s internationally recognized cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons.

A physician identified with a Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists logo is an employee of Nicklaus Children's Health System. All other physicians listed on the website are in private medical practices.