Joel Hardin, MD, FAAP, FACC, FAHA


Pediatric Cardiology
Medicine, Cardiology
Associate Professor
Division Director, Pediatric Cardiology

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Clinical Expertise

  • Cardiovascular Disease in Muscular Dystrophy
  • Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease
  • Pediatric Preventive Cardiology & Lipid Disorders
  • Pregnancy with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension in Congenital Heart Disease
  • Adult & Adolescent Congenital Heart Disease

About Dr. Hardin


Dr. Joel Hardin was named Director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology in 2009. He also serves as Vice-Chairman for Administration in the Department of Pediatrics. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Cardiology, and American Heart Association. He is one of just a few metro Chicago region cardiologists who specialize in the care of adults with congenital heart disease. He lectures on this subject for professional organizations here and abroad, and was named inaugural President for the Chicago Adult Congenital Heart Disease Network. He has consistently been recognized by his peers as one of America's top pediatric cardiologists, as published annually by Castle Connolly, Ltd. Dr. Hardin completed military service in 2006 at a final rank of Commander in the US Navy Medical Corps. His prior active duty assignments included 2004 deployment to Al Anbar Province, Iraq as a Marine Corps infantry Battalion Surgeon with 3d Battalion, 24th Marines, 1st Marine Division (REIN).

Medical Education

Medical School
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
St. Louis Children's Hospital - Pediatrics
St. Louis Children's Hospital - Pediatrics: Pediatric Cardiology

Board Certification

Pediatric Cardiology - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Pediatrics


  • The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, and surfactant for the management of intraoperative acute pulmonary hemorrhage in tetralogy of Fallot, Nathan, M.; Kalyanaraman, M.; Blank, J.; Hardin, J. T.; Starr, J. P., Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia
  • Abiomed biventricular assist device as a bridge to transplantation in a 14-year-old with cardiomyopathy resulting from ventricular noncompaction Nathan, M.; Camacho, M.; Hardin, J. T.; Starr, J. P., Pediatric cardiology
  • Enteroviral sepsis and ischemic cardiomyopathy in a neonate: case report and review of literature Nathan, M.; Walsh, R.; Hardin, J. T.; Einzig, S.; Connor, B. O.; Balaguru, D.; Verma, R.; Starr, J. P., ASAIO Journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992)
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