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Kevin O Maher, MD

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Co-Director Center for Pediatric Innovation
Director, Pediatric Cardiac Nanomedicine

Pediatric Cardiologist
Sibley Heart Center Cardiology

Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

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Dr Kevin Maher graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1991. He completed a residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at Maryland and then went on the University of Michigan for a Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology. In 2004, Dr Maher joined the Sibley Heart Center Pediatric Cardiology group at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine. His primary clinical responsibilities are in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit at Children’s. A significant amount of time is devoted to teaching and research. Dr Maher’s research activities include neonatal CPR, cardiac biomarkers in children, and device development. Dr Maher works to further collaborations with Georgia Tech, aiming to bring engineers into the field of pediatric cardiac research and device development. To this end he is the associate director of the Pediatric Nanomedicine Center, the CHOA director of the Center for Pediatric Innovation and the associate director of the Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium. He is a member of the Faculty Council at Children’s, advancing Georgia Tech-CHOA-Emory research collaborations. He is an adjunct associate professor of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Dr Maher has been an active member the American Heart Association, serving as the Atlanta Metro AHA Board president, and is currently on the national AHA Board.

Dr Maher resides with his wife and three children in Atlanta.


•Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics
•Pediatric Advanced Life Support, National Board of Medical Examiners 

Professional Scientific Societies
•American Academy of Pediatrics
•American Medical Association
•American College of Cardiology
•Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
•International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

Publications / Presentations
•Authored/co-authored 70 publications

Areas of Interest

• Management of the critically ill neonate with heart disease

• Nanomedicine and nanotherapeutics

• Pediatric Device Development

•Critical Care Medicine

•Management of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

•Pulmonary Hypertension



Primary Research Interest and Efforts:

• Noninvasive Intravascular pressure monitoring
• Novel cardiac valve development
• Non-thrombotic nano-materials for intravascular devices
• In vivo and vitro modeling of the Fontan circulation

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