Joshua Aaron Kailin, MD


School Education Degree Year
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta fellowship Pediatric Cardiac Imaging 2012
Children's Hospital of Colorado fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 2011
St. Louis Children's Hospital residency Pediatrics 2008
Tufts University School of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 2005

Personal Statement

My primary research interests are centered on the study of myocardial mechanics and fetal physiology, alongside medical education within non-invasive imaging. This includes the study of left ventricular strain in both pediatric cardiac transplant and healthy pediatric patient populations  I’m interested in evaluating changes that occur in healthy pediatric patients during exercise through stress echocardiography and the assessment of ventricular myocardial mechanics. In addition, I’m interested in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and have investigated the defect’s impact on the developing fetal heart. Within the field of medical education, I have a strong interest in the utilization of online and mobile platforms to educate trainees within non-invasive imaging. I have subsequently developed one of the most widely-used medical education websites for non-invasive imaging for trainees and physicians to educate providers in transthoracic and fetal echocardiography (  

My clinical interests include transthoracic, transesophageal and fetal echocardiography.

My philosophy of care is to treat the entire patient, not just the disease. Pediatric cardiology is a complex field composed of challenging patients with complicated anatomy. My goal is to provide the best and most well-rounded care to patients and their families while also providing education, emotional support and empathy.


Organization Name Role
American College of Cardiology Member
American Society of Echocardiography Member

Selected Publications

Davis RS, Bukstein DA, Luskin AT, Kailin JA, Goodenow G.  Changing Physician Prescribing Patterns Through Problem-Based Learning: An Interactive Case-Based Education Program.  Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2004:93:237-242.

Kailin JA, Miyamoto SD, Younoszai AK, Landeck II BF. Longitudinal Myocardial Deformation is Selectively Decreased Following Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation: A Comparison of Children at 1 Year After Transplant with Normals Using Velocity Vector Imaging. Pediatric Cardiology 2012 Jun; 33(5): 749-756.

C. Boyd B, Kailin J, Ketchum D, Border W. Intrauterine Myocardial Infarction in a Twin Gestation Complicated by Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 2012 Oct; 28(5): 253-256. 

Ketchum D, Kailin J, Boyd B, Border W. Interrupted Aortic Arch with Aortic Valve Atresia, Aorto-Pulmonary Window, Left Coronary Artery to Pulmonary Artery Fistula and Cat Eye Syndrome. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 2012 Dec; 28(6): 299-302. 

Ruano R, Javadian P, Kailin JA, Maskatia SA, Shamshirsaz AA et al. Congenital Heart Anomaly in Newborns with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Single Center Experience. Ultrasound Obstetrics Gynecology 2015 June; 45 (6): 683-88.

Maskatia SA, Ruano R, Shamshirsaz AA, Javadian P, Kailin JA, Belfort MA, Altman CA, Ayres NA. Estimated combined cardiac output and laser therapy for twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Echocardiography 2016 Oct;33(10):1563-1570.

Kailin JA. Novel Methods of Educating Trainees in Pediatric Echocardiography. American College of Cardiology Online Publication. March 13, 2017.

Kailin JA, Dhillon GS, Maskatia SA et al. Fetal left-sided cardiac structural dimensions in left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia - association with severity and impact on postnatal outcomes. Prenatal Diagnosis 2017 May; 37(5):502-509.

Kailin JA, Santos AB, Yilmaz Furtun B, Sexson Tejtel KS, Lantin-Hermoso RM. Isolated coarctation of the aorta in the fetus: A diagnostic challenge. Echocardiography 2017 Dec; 34(12): 1768-1775.

Bruns AS, Lau PE, Dhillon GS, Hagan J, Kailin JA et. al. Predictive Value of Oxygenation Index for Outcomes in Left-Sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2018 Feb; 54(1).

Dhillon GS, Maskatia SA, Loar RW, Colquitt JL, Mehollin-Ray AR, Ruano R, Belfort MA, Olutoye OO, Kailin JA.  The Impact of Fetal Endoscopic Tracheal Occlusion in Isolated Left-Sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia on Left-Sided Cardiac Dimensions.  Prenatal Diagnosis 2018 July.

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