Dr. Sanghee Ro is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist who specializes in fetal cardiology, clinical echocardiography and general pediatric cardiology. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Dr. Ro attended Cornell University for her undergraduate degree and received her medical education at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. She then completed her pediatric residency in Philadelphia at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Ro primarily works in the echocardiographic laboratory and the fetal cardiology clinic, and has special interests in fetal and pediatric cardiology, fetal cardiac diagnosis, family counseling and perinatal care planning, fetal cardiac evaluation in critical congenital heart disease, and outpatient management of congenital heart disease. She strives to improve the quality of care within fetal and pediatric cardiology.
In addition to providing patient care, Dr. Ro is a faculty member at the Emory University School of Medicine, and has research interests in risk stratification in congenital heart disease, quality improvement in pediatric fetal echocardiography, and fetal echocardiographic predictors of clinical outcomes in fetal structural heart disease.
Dr. Ro is an accomplished researcher, and in 2022, won the prestigious Arthur Weyman Young Investigator Young Investigator Award at the American Society of Echocardiography. Her study on the association of prenatal level of care assignments with postnatal clinical outcomes in fetuses diagnosed with congenital heart disease was the first time fetal cardiology/fetal echocardiography-based research has won the award since its inception in 1990.