Under the transaction, the practice will now be included in Mednax’s Pediatrix Medical Group, which consists of neonatal, maternal-fetal medicine, pediatric cardiology, and other pediatric specialty physicians.

Pediatric Cardiology of Austin provides inpatient and outpatient services including consultations, echocardiography, fetal echocardiography, interventional cardiac catheterizations, treatment of adult congenital heart disease, and pre- and post-operative care for cardiac surgery.

The practice said it is affiliated with 11 hospitals within the Seton Medical System and St David’s Medical System throughout Austin and surrounding counties including Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Pediatric Cardiology of Austin founder and president Ronald Shapiro said the practice’s core values of quality care, customer service and patient satisfaction, are very much aligned with those of Pediatrix Medical Group.

"We look forward to being a part of this leading national medical group and collaborating with more than 100 pediatric cardiologists throughout the country," Shapiro added.

"This partnership not only supports our growth prospects but also our infrastructure, and will in turn, benefit our patients within the community."