Joel Hardin, MD, FAAP, FACC, FAHA


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

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Clinical Expertise

  • Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease
  • Pregnancy with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension in Congenital Heart Disease
  • Adult & Adolescent Congenital Heart Disease

About Dr. Hardin


Dr. Joel Hardin is board-certified in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology. He lectures widely on the care of adults with congenital heart disease here and abroad, and was named inaugural President for the Chicago Adult Congenital Heart Disease Network. He has consistently received peer recognition as one of America's top 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.

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
American Board of Pediatrics Subspecialty


  • 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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