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Sanghee Ro, MD

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

Pediatric Cardiologist, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta



Dr. Sanghee Ro is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist who specializes in fetal cardiology, clinical echocardiography and general pediatric cardiology. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Dr. Ro attended Cornell University for her undergraduate degree and received her medical education at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. She then completed her pediatric residency in Philadelphia at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Ro primarily works in the echocardiographic laboratory and the fetal cardiology clinic, and has special interests in fetal and pediatric cardiology, fetal cardiac diagnosis, family counseling and perinatal care planning, fetal cardiac evaluation in critical congenital heart disease, and outpatient management of congenital heart disease. She strives to improve the quality of care within fetal and pediatric cardiology.


Dr. Ro's current research focuses on the risk stratification of fetuses diagnosed with congenital heart disease and improving the care around the highest-risk deliveries. She is interested in the prognostic factors utilized in fetal echocardiography for critical congenital heart disease. In particular, Dr. Ro is currently looking at fetuses diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and restrictive atrial septum and evaluate their early and mid-term outcomes. As we improve our techniques within fetal echocardiography, she hope to better understand the implications of different echocardiographic measurements to better counsel families. In addition, Dr. Ro is interested in the quality improvement within transthoracic echocardiography when diagnosing congenital heart disease. Her current QI research examines discrepancy rates between preoperative echocardiograms with surgical findings and understanding which cardiac segments are most prone to error. We look to improve our quality assurance process using real-time adjudication with the surgeon on every surgical case requiring transesophageal echocardiography.

Research Areas of Interest

  • Fetal cardiology
  • Non-invasive imaging
  • Quality improvement
  • Transesophageal echocardiography


Medical Degree

  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA


  • Pediatrics, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA


  • Pediatric Cardiology, New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, New York, NY
  • Advanced Imaging, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

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