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Kevin O Maher, MD

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Director, Cardiac Intensive Care, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Pediatric Technology Center
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

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Dr. Kevin Maher is a professor of Pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine and the director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  He attended medical school at University of Maryland, then completing a residency and chief residency in pediatrics at the University of Maryland.  He completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the University of Michigan and then additional Cardiac ICU training at duPont Children’s Hospital.   In 2004, Dr. Maher joined the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University.  He serves on the Cardiac Executive Leadership Committee to help direct the current and future activities of the Heart Center. 

Dr. Maher’s research activities include heart failure in children, pediatric medical device development, Big Data and Analytics, and application of technology to pediatric research and innovation.  He has published over 75 articles and has presented his research worldwide.   Dr. Maher works on several research collaborations between Children’s of Atlanta and Georgia Tech, and serves as the medical director of the Pediatric Technology Center at Georgia Tech, where he is an adjunct professor of Biomedical Engineering. 

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 over 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

Research Center(s)