About Christopher L. Lindblade, MD

Christopher L. Lindblade, MD, is a pediatric cardiologist and medical director of the Fetal Cardiology program. He also serves as program director of the fourth-year advanced noninvasive cardiac imaging fellowship at Phoenix Children's and assistant professor of pediatrics at Mayo Clinic Medical School - Scottsdale, University of Arizona College of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine. He is skilled in advanced cardiac imaging techniques including advanced fetal echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography.

Dr. Lindblade first joined Phoenix Children's to develop the fetal cardiology program. He has enjoyed the challenge of building the program and is proud of the success it has become. He looks forward to advancing the program further to extend and enhance the scope of cardiac care provided to the children of Arizona.

"My patient care philosophy is to actively listen to my patients and their families while demonstrating compassion through my actions, work and dedication to provide optimal care," Dr. Lindblade says. "Through a comprehensive health assessment, I strive to meet the individual needs of my patients and create an effective care plan."

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Wheaton College in Illinois, Dr. Lindblade earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his pediatric internship and residency training through the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston and his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Lindblade is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric cardiology by the American Board of Pediatrics. He has been nominated as Phoenix Children's Physician of the Year twice and Top Doctor in pediatric cardiovascular diseases by PHOENIX magazine for many consecutive years. Dr. Lindblade is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography, the Christian Medical & Dental Association, Mended Little Hearts Medical Advisory Council, and serves as Secretary on the Executive Board of the Fetal Heart Society.

Committed to advancing the field of pediatric cardiovascular research, Dr. Lindblade's peer-reviewed research has been published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, Pediatric Radiology, Prenatal Diagnosis, and Arthritis & Rheumatology, among many others. He has presented at national and international medical conferences and meetings, in addition to authoring numerous abstracts and chapters for medical textbooks.

"I have always enjoyed science and learning how the human body works," he says. "At a young age I gravitated toward caring for people in need. I have traveled overseas to lower-income countries and observed the positive impact improved healthcare can have on an entire community."

When not working, Dr. Lindblade enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, as well as playing percussion in multiple local orchestras, attending sports and music events, hiking and mountain biking.

Medical School / Education

University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL


(Pediatrics) McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, TX


(Pediatrics) McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, TX


(Pediatric Cardiology) Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Pediatric Cardiology

American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Cardiology

Fetal Cardiology


Fetal Echo

Trans-Thoracic Echo

Trans-Esophageal Echo

Top Doctor Recipient, PHOENIX magazine

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Creighton University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic Medical School - Scottsdale, AZ

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ

Professional Affiliations

Executive Board Secretary, Fetal Heart Society

Member, American Society of Echocardiography

Member, Christian Medical & Dental Association

Member, Mended Little Hearts Medical Advisory Council

Mattia D, Matney C, Loeb S, Neale M, Lindblade CL, McLaughlin E, Rao R. Prenatal Detection of Congenital Heart Disease: Recent Experience Across the State of Arizona. Prenat Diag 2023;1-10. Doi 10.1002/pd.6409.

Cohen, J, Srivastava S, Lindblade CL, et al. Fetal Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries: Heart Block Occurs More Frequently in Fetuses without Associated Cardiac Defects: A Fetal Heart Society Collaborative Study. J Am Heart Assoc 2023;12:e029706: DOI 10.1161.

Buyon J, Cuneo B, Lindblade CL, et al. Prospective Evaluation of High Titer Autoantibodies and Fetal Home Monitoring in the Detection of Atriventricular Block Among Anti-SSA/Ro Pregnancies. Arthritis & Rheumatology Vol. 76, No. 3, March 2024, pp 411-420 DOI 10.1002/art.42733.

Goncalves L, Lindblade CL, Cornejo P, Patel M, Scheller-McLaughlin, Bardo D. Contribution of fetal magnetic resonance imaging in fetuses with congenital heart disease. Ped Radiology: 2022 Mar; 52:513-526.


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Dr. Lindblade was excellent. I really appreciated everyone that I worked with, it was a seamless experience.

I am optimistic with our new cardiologist plan of care in partnership with our Rheumatologist. I truly appreciate Dr. Lindblade following up with our Rheumatologist to discuss their conjoined plan of care.

Dr lindblade and the entire team were incredible! The med tech was super sweet and good with our son and dr Lindblade helped us understand the medical concerns and put our hearts at ease knowing our son will be ok! So grateful for him and the cardiology team at PCH