Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program is a three-year, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) – accredited program that offers an innovative and collaborative learning environment.

Innovative Learning Environment

The mission of the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship is to train the next generation of leaders in pediatric cardiology within an innovative, collaborative and trainee-focused environment. This fellowship is a three-year program that includes robust education and training in all facets of pediatric cardiology needed to develop as an outstanding general pediatric cardiologist.

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute provides comprehensive care to children and adults with congenital heart disease. Fellows will be involved in all aspects of the spectrum of care including multiple echocardiography and non-invasive imaging modalities, cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, cardiovascular surgery, adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), and the cardiac transplantation program as well as our cardiomyopathy and cardio genetics programs. Fellows play an integral role in a busy cardiovascular intensive care unit. Our pediatric referral center has expertise in emergency medicine, expanded subspecialty surgical and medical services and advanced pediatric transport with admissions from the greater Tampa Bay area, Southwest Florida and Central Florida.

At a Glance

Licensed beds: 259  
Percentage ICU Beds: 63%
Inpatient admissions: 6,200     
Total surgeries: 8,100
Emergency Center visits: 46,000
Outpatient Visits: 400,000+             
PICU + IMCU Beds: 28
CVICU: 22
Admissions per year: 1,800

Application

Complete an ERAS application. This position is filled through the National Resident Matching Program. Currently accepting J1 Visas.

Training includes close interaction with faculty, participation in education curriculum, mentored scholarly academic investigation and serial performance assessments. Fellows will manage, educate and work closely with a multidisciplinary team, including advanced practice providers, resident physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, respiratory therapists, social workers and case managers. Rounds are multidisciplinary, family-centered and follow a team-science approach.

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program trains one fellow per class. This individualized learning track allows fellows to focus on an area of interest, such as academic, research or clinical-focused career paths.   

Block Schedule

The block schedule is representative of the philosophy of graduate medical education underlying the pediatric cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins All Children's. The training program is grounded in the educational needs of fellows offering great flexibility while ensuring robust exposure to foundational aspects of pediatric and congenital heart disease. At the completion of three years of training, the fellow will have been rigorously prepared for entering general pediatric cardiology practice or for pursuing additional advanced training.

Example block schedule (click to expand):

About the Heart Institute

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute provides expert, comprehensive cardiac care to children and young adults. The team cares for children of all ages with the full range of congenital heart defects and other heart conditions. Our team has the experience and expertise to treat children now, as well as the understanding of how heart conditions in children can impact them throughout their lives, providing care for patients well into adulthood.

The Heart Institute includes the hospital’s pediatric and adult cardiology programs, heart surgery program, fetal heart program, pediatric heart transplant program, 22-bed cardiovascular intensive care unit, pediatric cardiac anesthesia specialists, and specially trained cardiac nursing team.

The cardiology team treats children with heart conditions ranging from common to complex, and includes specialized programs such as advanced cardiac imaging, cardiac high-risk monitoring for patients with conditions such as single-ventricle heart defects, a cardio-genetics clinic, specialized cardiomyopathy treatment (recognized as a Center of Care by the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation), electrophysiology, interventional cardiology and pulmonary hypertension.

Research and Investigation

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship provides robust training in all aspects of clinical pediatric cardiology in addition to foundational scholarly education leading to an in-depth understanding of biostatistics, clinical and laboratory research methodology, preparation of applications for funding, and critical literature review as well as ethics and principles of evidence-based medicine. Proficiency in teaching will also be achieved.

In addition to the core curriculum, fellows will participate in projects where they develop hypotheses and conduct scholarly exploration and analysis of critical issues in pediatric cardiology. Areas of scholarly activity may include, but are not limited to: basic, clinical or translational biomedicine, health services, quality improvement, bioethics, education and public policy.

Program Leadership

Daniel Mauriello, M.D.

Daniel Mauriello, M.D.

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Mauriello is a general pediatric cardiologist who treats children with congenital heart disease. His areas of focus include graduate education as well as clinical interests in pulmonary hypertension and autonomic dysfunction. After graduating from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, he completed a residency in pediatric and adolescent medicine and a pediatric cardiology fellowship at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, located at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His research interests include clinical outcomes and quality improvement measures.

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Courtney Wein, D.O.

Courtney Wein, D.O.

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Associate Program Director

Dr. Wein specializes in pediatric and fetal cardiology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s. Dr. Wein earned her medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania. She then completed a residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, followed by a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami with additional training in fetal echocardiography at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital in New York City. Her clinical interests include fetal cardiology, preventative medicine and neurodevelopment in children with congenital heart disease.

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Jessica Laks, M.D.

Jessica Laks, M.D.

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Assistant Program Director

Dr. Laks is a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in heart failure and transplantation. Dr. Laks earned her medical degree from the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she also served as pediatric co-chief resident. She completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship, where she served as chief pediatric cardiology fellow, followed by additional training in a pediatric heart function and transplant fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She is also in the process of completing her Master of Science in Community Health with a specialization in Health Practitioner Teacher Education from the University of Toronto. Her clinical and research interests include medical education, cardiomyopathy and VAD management, and heart transplant outcomes.

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About Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, has been dedicated to children’s health since 1926. The 259-bed teaching hospital opened in 2010 and is ranked in multiple specialties by U.S. News & World Report. Johns Hopkins All Children’s stands at the forefront of discovery, collaborating with Johns Hopkins Medicine in leading innovative research to cure and prevent childhood diseases, while training the next generation of leaders in pediatric medicine.

In addition to subspecialty fellowship training programs, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital offers an ACGME-accredited Pediatric Residency Program.

About Our Community

St. Petersburg, Florida, is part of the thriving and diverse Tampa Bay area with easy access to Gulf Coast beaches, big-league sports (Tampa Bay Buccaneers football, Tampa Bay Rays baseball, Tampa Bay Lightning hockey and Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer), renowned museums (Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts and Tampa Museum of Art), performing arts (the Mahaffey Theater, Ruth Eckerd Hall, the Straz Center for the Performing Arts), international airports (Tampa International Airport,  St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport) and family-friendly theme parks (Busch Gardens Tampa, Disney World, Epcot Center, Universal Studios Florida and SeaWorld Orlando). Learn more about the Tampa Bay area.

Contact Us

To learn more about the fellowship, contact Ashley Bonham, Fellowship Program Coordinator, at 727-767-7061.