Chad Y Mao, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist


Primary Specialty


Other Specialty

Pediatric Cardiology

Leadership Titles

Director, Heart Transplant Program


Board Certification
Am Bd Pediatrics (Sub: Pediatric Cardiology)
Clinical Training:
Naval Medical Center San Diego
Medical School:
Wayne State University School of Medicine
National Naval Medical Center
National Navel Medical Center
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine



Chad Mao, MD, completed his undergraduate education in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University and his medical school education at Wayne State University where he joined the United States Navy. He completed a pediatrics internship at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and subsequently served three years as an Undersea Medical Officer with 2d Force Reconnaissance out of Camp Lejeune, NC, completing multiple combat tours before returning to Washington, DC to complete his general pediatrics residency. He stayed on staff as a Chief Resident and general pediatrician before entering his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University. Following his fellowship, Dr. Mao took an assignment at Naval Medical Center San Diego where he was Chief of Pediatric Cardiology and the Associate Program Director for the pediatric residency program. While in San Diego, he held an appointment at Rady Children’s Hospital where he completed advanced training in pediatric electrophysiology. After 15 years of military service, he returned to Atlanta where he completed an advanced fellowship in pediatric heart transplant and advanced heart failure. At the Children’s Heart Center, he is currently a pediatric heart transplant and heart failure specialist, pediatric electrophysiologist and pediatric cardiac intensivist.

Focus of Practice

  • Heart transplantation
  • Heart failure and cardiomyopathies
  • Mechanical circulatory support

Areas of Interest

  • Heart transplantation
  • Heart failure and cardiomyopathies
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Heart failure device management
  • Sudden cardiac arrest


Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology, Inc.

5461 Meridian Mark Rd, Ste 530 Atlanta, GA 30342 404-256-2593

Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology, Inc.

1400 Tullie Road NE, Suite 630 Atlanta, GA 30329 404-256-2593

Research & Publications

Allosensitization and antibody mediated rejection in pediatric heart transplantation, coronary allograft vasculopathy management in pediatric heart transplantation, pharmacotherapy in pediatric heart failure, cardiac resynchronization therapy in pediatric heart disease

In the News

Baby Gets New Heart Just in Time for Her 1st Birthday shared a sweet story about a Children’s patient getting the best present for her first birthday: a new heart. Dr. Chad Mao, Director, Heart Transplant Program shares insight on the patient's medical background and progress.

ABC News