Dr. Robert Puntel, MD, FACC

Coordinator, Fetal Cardiology Program
Board Certifications: Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics
   
Professional Affiliations: Member of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, Western Society of Pediatric Cardiology, and American Academy of Pediatrics Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Section Member
   
Medical School / Education: Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD
   
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC
   
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Dr. Puntel enjoys a great rapport with kids. His secret? Speaking directly to the child, always telling the truth (“if something may hurt, they need to know,” he says) and letting the child touch the stethoscope first before he listens to their heart. To create a strong physician/parent relationship, he believes it’s important to take the time to sit quietly with parents, listen to their concerns and answer any questions that arise.  His favorite children’s book is “Where the Wild Things Are” because “it reminds me of many of my patients who have had that drive, spunk and strength to face their fears and their disabilities with attitude and gusto and find the best in what they have and keep going.”

Department: Cardiology
Address: 1919 East Thomas Road
  Phoenix, AZ 85016
Locations Phoenix Children's Hospital locations and maps
Phone: (602) 933-3366
Fax: (602) 933-4166

Dr. Puntel enjoys a great rapport with kids. His secret? Speaking directly to the child, always telling the truth (“if something may hurt, they need to know,” he says) and letting the child touch the stethoscope first before he listens to their heart. To create a strong physician/parent relationship, he believes it’s important to take the time to sit quietly with parents, listen to their concerns and answer any questions that arise.  His favorite children’s book is “Where the Wild Things Are” because “it reminds me of many of my patients who have had that drive, spunk and strength to face their fears and their disabilities with attitude and gusto and find the best in what they have and keep going.”