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.
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
Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
Why It Matters: Dr. Hardin's Board Certifications
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
Congestive Heart Failure
Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker Type
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Pulmonary Supravalvular Stenosis
Pulmonary Valve Agenesis
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
Tetralogy of Fallot
Tricuspid Valve Atresia
Tricuspid Valve Disease
Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
Ventricular Septal Defect
Cardiovascular Stress Test
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Florida.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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