Dr. Joel Hardin, MD

Dr. Joel Hardin, MD

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joel Hardin, MD is an adult congenital heart disease cardiology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in adult congenital heart disease cardiology, cardiology, and more.Read his story

Pediatric Cardiology Associates

840 Dr Martin Luther King St N Ste 400

Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • HealthChoice
  • Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hardin performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Septal Defect
very high
more than 96% of peers
Congenital Heart Disease
more than 88% of peers
Congenital Heart Defects
more than 68% of peers

Dr. Hardin's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Hardin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hardin "Dr. Hardin is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine (1987). He subsequently completed pediatric residency (1990) and pediatric cardiology fellowship (1993) at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in adult congenital heart disease and pediatric cardiology. Dr. Hardin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Cardiology, and American Heart Association. He serves as a volunteer faculty member at the University of South Florida Morsani School of Medicine in Tampa, FL. Dr. Hardin joined the Tampa Bay Adult Congenital Heart Center in 2016 following service as Director of Pediatric Cardiology, Vice-Chair of Pediatric Administration, and Associate Professor Pediatrics and Medicine at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine (Chicago, IL). Also while in Chicago, he held concurrent appointments to the faculty of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, the consulting cardiology staff of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and the consulting cardiology staff of Advocate's Heart Institute & Children's Heart Institute. In 2012 he was elected inaugural President of the Chicago Adult Congenital Heart Network. Dr. Hardin completed military service in 2006 at a rank of Commander in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, Fleet Marine Forces. His active duty service included deployment to the Anbar Province of Iraq in 2004 as an infantry Battalion Surgeon assigned to 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (REIN) from Camp Pendleton, California. He was then reassigned to the role of Surgeon, Augmentation Command Element, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Dr. Hardin's clinical interests center on promoting life-long care of adolescents and adults who have grown up with congenital heart disease, pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease, adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension secondary to congenital heart disease, and cardiovascular complications of Marfan syndrome and similar genetic conditions."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hardin "Consultant cardiologist specializing in adult congenital heart disease (board-certified) and pediatric cardiovascular disease (board-certified)."

4  Specialties

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Pediatric Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pediatric Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Adult
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Pediatric
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker Type
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Supravalvular Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Valve Agenesis
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Tricuspid Valve Atresia
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
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6  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Washington University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • St Louis Children's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Named one of Chicago's Top Pediatric Cardiologists -- Chicago Magazine & Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2011
  • Named one of Chicago's Top Pediatric Cardiologists -- Chicago Magazine & Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2010
  • Named one of Chicago's Top Pediatric Cardiologists -- Chicago Magazine & Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2012
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hardin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hardin to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hardin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I took my son to see Dr. Hardin after a heart murmur was detected at a sports physical. My son has never any medical conditions/concerns. Dr. Hardin thoroughly examined my son and had an EkG performed. He explained all the reasons for a possible heart murmur detection and completely eased our...more
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My son saw Dr. Hardian when he was working at Loyola University Hospital in IL. I was so sad to hear Dr. Hardin had left Loyola since he is an excellent heart doctor. He is very compassionate and thorough. His bedside manner is excellent and makes children feel very comfortable and he is very...more
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