Kevin O'Donnell Maher, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist


Primary Specialty


Other Specialty

Pediatric Cardiology

Leadership Titles

Associate Director, Center for Pediatric Nanomedicine, Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Associate Director, Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium


Board Certification
Am Bd Pediatrics (Sub: Pediatric Cardiology)
Medical School:
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Franklin Square Hospital
University of Maryland School of Medicine
University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers




Kevin Maher, MD, is a professor of Pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine and the director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He attended medical school at University of Maryland, and then completed 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 currently serves on the Cardiac Executive Leadership Committee to help direct the current and future activities of the Children’s 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 more than 75 articles and has presented his research worldwide. Dr. Maher also works on several research collaborations between Children’s and the Georgia Institute of Technology 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 in Atlanta with his wife and three children.


Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology, Inc.

1405 Clifton Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30322 404-256-2593

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