Valley Health and WVU Medicine Children’s partner to offer Pediatric Cardiac Care in Huntington

[February 6, 2024  HUNTINGTON, W.Va.] – Valley Health Inc. is pleased to announce a new collaboration with WVU Medicine Children’s to improve access to specialty care for pediatric heart patients.   WVU physicians will travel to Huntington every month and see young patients at the Valley Health Pea Ridge Health Center.

“Valley Health is thrilled to partner with WVU Medicine Children’s to offer these new services in Huntington. We are committed to providing high-quality healthcare services to our communities, and this collaboration will enable us to improve access to specialty care for pediatric heart patients. We are excited to work with the WVU Medicine team to bring advanced heart and vascular therapies to Cabell County and the surrounding region.” – Steve Shattls, President and CEO of Valley Health.

Cardiologist Jai Udassi, M.D., will see pediatric patients in Valley Health’s Pea Ridge Heath Center, which is located at 4270 U.S. Rt. 60 in Huntington (in the Big Lots Plaza).

Dr. Udassi received his medical degree from Aga Khan University Medical College. He completed residencies at both SUNY Upstate Medical University and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, followed by a fellowship at Shands Children’s Hospital. He is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric cardiology, and pediatric critical care medicine.

“We are proud of this partnership with Valley Health to help develop cardiovascular services for the region,” Christopher Mascio, M.D., executive director of the WVU Medicine Children’s Heart Center, said “Together, we can provide Cabell County and the surrounding region with convenient access to advanced heart and vascular therapies.”

The new service will be open on the fourth Thursday of every month starting Feb. 22.

Referrals to the pediatric cardiology service are not required.  Appointments can be made by calling 304-598-4835.  This service is open to all. For more information about the WVU Medicine Children’s, visit For more information on Valley Health, visit  

WVU’s Dr. Mascio and Valley Health Pediatric section Chief Dr. Daniel Whitmore are available for Zoom interviews about the new collaboration on Wednesday, February 7th – 2pm -3pm.  Contact Jessica Staples at to book your interview window.

–WVU MEDICINE–Media Inquiries:
Kathryn Vey, WVU Medicine Children’s Manager of Marketing & Communications,


Valley Health Systems, Inc. is a leader in primary care since 1975 and operates more than 45 healthcare centers and public health programs in southwestern West Virginia and southern Ohio.   With more than 170 providers and 800 staff members, Valley Health is dedicated to accessible, quality healthcare for all members of our communities.   Valley Health Systems, Inc. delivers primary care services to more than 100,000 patients in our service area each year. 

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