Joel Hardin, MD, Cardiology, Tampa, FL, South Florida Baptist Hospital

JoelThomasHardinMDFAAP, FACC, FAHA

Cardiology Tampa, FL

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Consultant Cardiologist & Co-Director, Tampa Bay Adult Congenital Heart Center

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  • Dr. Hardin is Co-Director of the Tampa Bay Adult Congenital Heart Center. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, and subsequently completed residency and fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is board-certified in adult congenital heart disease and pediatric cardiology, and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Heart Association. He is a member of the affiliate faculty of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.

    Dr. Hardin's clinical interests involve adults who have grown up with congenital heart disease, cardio-obstetrics, pulmonary arterial hypertension secondary to congenital heart disease, and cardiovascular complications of Marfan syndrome and similar genetic conditions.

    Dr. Hardin attained the rank of Commander in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, Fleet Marine Forces, having served on active duty with 1st Marine Division deployed to Iraq in 2004. He departed military service in 2006.

Education & Training

  • St Louis Children's HospitalFELLOWSHIP
  • St Louis Children's HospitalRESIDENCY
  • University of Tennessee College of Medicine
    University of Tennessee College of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • Washington UniversityOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2016 - 2022
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2007 - Present
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2005 - 2009
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2001 - 2002
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1996 - 2017
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 1994 - 1996
  • ND State Medical License
    ND State Medical License Active through 1996
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Cardiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Publications & Presentations


Books/Book Chapters

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  • Use of ECMO, surfactant, and HFOV for the management of intra-operative acute pulmonary hemorrhage post palliation of Tetralogy of Fallot with hypoplastic branch pulmo...
    Nathan M, Kalyanaraman M, Blank J, Hardin J, Starr J, Fifth International Conference on Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support Systems and Pediatric ..., Dallas, TX, USA
  • Experience with dexmedetomidine in children after cardiac surgery at higher dose and long duration.
    Balaguru D, Sandhu M, Kalyanaraman M, Abriam M, Nathan M, Hardin J, Sunaryo P, Starr J, 13th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, Multiple locations, 2010, 2008, 2010
  • Intraoperative deployment of right pulmonary artery stent under cardioscope guidance during pulmonary valve replacement.
    Nathan M, Starr J, Hardin J, Balaguru D, Walsh R, Einzig S, Verma R, 12th Annual PICS Symposium, Las Vegas, NV. USA
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  • Lessons on Partnership and Quality – The Chicago Experience 
    Adult Congenital Heart Association 7th Annual Conference - 9/2014
  • Pulmonary Hypertension in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. 
    Philippine Heart Association 42nd Annual Convention
  • Postoperative Care After Cavopulmonary Anastomosis Procedures. 
    Philippine Heart Association 42nd Annual Convention
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Press Mentions

  • New Type of Defibrillator for Patients at Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death
    New Type of Defibrillator for Patients at Risk for Sudden Cardiac DeathApril 28, 2014


  • Member-at-large, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Florida Agency For Healthcare Administration, Pediatric Cardiology Technical Advisory Panel 2017 - Present

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

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Industry Relationships

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