The Heart Center for Children is dedicated in providing a broad range of superior cardiac services from the prenatal period through adulthood. Our physicians, Dr. Jane M. Kao & Dr. Henry W. Kort are board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology. Please view the following website to learn more about our practice and our highly specialized services.
Dr. Jane M Kao has been practicing in the Dallas area since 1995. She completed her residency training in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children's Hospital and her fellowship training in pediatric cardiology at UCLA College of Medicine. She is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. Her interest is in pediatric echocardiography with a special focus in fetal echocardiography. Fetal echocardiography involves the prenatal detection of congenital heart disease. Prenatal counseling is carried out at the time of the initial visit with the expectant mom regarding the fetal diagnosis. She has been consistently voted by her peers as one of D Magazine’s Best Pediatric Specialists every year since 2002. In addition, she has been picked as Texas Monthly’s Super Doctors yearly since 2005. Dr. Kao is a member of the American Heart Association (Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young), American Society of Echocardiography, Society of Pediatric Echocardiography and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is the medical director of the pediatric echocardiography laboratory at the North Texas Hospital for Children at Medical City Dallas Hospital. She currently serves as a consultant for the American Heart Association and has created educational videos for physicians & consumers in the detection of congenital heart disease. Dr. Kao serves as a physician advisor in the pediatric ultrasound curriculum at El Centro College in Dallas. Dr. Kao is also a member of the following local and regional medical affiliations: Texas Pediatric Society, Dallas County Medical Society, and Texas Medical Association.