Dr. Joel Hardin, MD

Dr. Joel Hardin, MD

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

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. Dr. Hardin joined the Tampa Bay Adult Congenital Heart Clinic 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.

Tampa Bay Adult Congenital Heart Clinic

3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Tampa, FL 33607
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Accepted insurance

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

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Care Philosophy

Consultant cardiologist specializing in adult congenital heart disease (board-certified) and pediatric cardiovascular disease (board-certified).
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Dr. Hardin's Experience

Dr. Hardin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiology
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Pediatric Cardiology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiology
  • Pediatric Cardiology

Board Certifications

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

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
  • 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
  • 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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  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Stress Test

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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St. Petersburg General Hospital

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2015 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure

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Dr. Hardin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hardin to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (2 with comments)
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)
in Tampa, FL |
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 concerns and was able to clear my son for his sport the same visit. His beside manner was lovely and his professionalism impeccable. I highly recommend Dr. Hardin.
in Villa Park, IL |
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 reassuring. I think it is going to be very hard to find another cardiologist as good as Dr Hardin. I would highly recommend Dr. Hardin. He is the only doctor I would trust doing a heart operation on my son
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Dr. Hardin accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida PPO
    Blue Options
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
    Coventry Health Care of Florida PPO
    Employer Group Open Access HMO
    Southern Florida HDHP
    Southern Florida HMO-High
    Southern Florida HMO-Standard
  • HealthChoice
    HealthChoice PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare
  • Tricare
    Family Health Plan HMO
    Family Health Plan POS
    Family Health Plan PPO
    TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program
    TRICARE Dental Program
    TRICARE Extra
    TriCare for Life
    Tricare HMO
    Tricare PPO
    TRICARE Prime Overseas
    TRICARE Prime Remote
    TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas
    TRICARE Reserve Select
    TRICARE Retired Reserve
    TRICARE Retiree Dental Program
    Tricare South
    TRICARE Standard Overseas
    TRICARE Young Adult - Standard Option
    TRICARE Young Adult -Prime Option
    TRICARE Young Adult Prime Option (Prime Remote)
    TRICARE Young Adult Prime Option (USFHP)
    TRICARE Young Adult Prime Option Overseas
    Value Options

Hospitals where Dr. Hardin has admitting privileges

St. Petersburg General Hospital
6500 38th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
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Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
5731 Bee Ridge Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
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Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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Bayfront Health Port Charlotte
2500 Harbor Blvd
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
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Bayfront Medical Center
701 6th St S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
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Florida Hospital Tampa
3100 E Fletcher Ave
Tampa, FL 33613
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HealthPark Medical Center
9981 S Healthpark Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33908
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Lakeland Regional Medical Center
1324 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33805
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Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Campus
2025 Indian Rocks Rd S
Largo, FL 33774
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Mease Countryside Hospital
3231 McMullen Booth Rd
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
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Mease Dunedin Hospital
601 Main St
Dunedin, FL 34698
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Morton Plant Hospital
300 Pinellas St
Clearwater, FL 33756
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NCH Downtown Naples Hospital
350 7th St N
Naples, FL 34102
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Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1700 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34239
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South Florida Baptist Hospital
301 N Alexander St
Plant City, FL 33563
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St. Joseph's Hospital
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
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St. Joseph's Women's Hospital
3030 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
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Tampa General Hospital
1 Tampa General Cir
Tampa, FL 33606
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Winter Haven Hospital
200 Avenue F NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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