Joshua J. Sticka, MD

Cardiologist, Heart Institute

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Cardiac MRI; transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography; myocardial mechanics

Joshua Sticka, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at University of Cincinnati and a clinical cardiologist within the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Sticka is a native of Montana and completed his undergraduate degree with honors in astrophysics at the University of Montana. While in medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine he was selected to participate in the highly competitive WRITE program and studied rural medicine in northern Idaho. During his pediatric training at the University of California San Diego he won several awards and was asked to stay on to work as an attending physician at Rady Children’s Hospital in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He subsequently moved to Denver, CO to obtain his pediatric cardiology training from the University of Colorado and completed an additional year of advanced fellowship training in non-invasive cardiac imaging there as well.

Dr. Sticka joined the imaging section of the Heart Institute in August 2011 as a clinical cardiologist with specialization in cardiac MRI and echocardiography.

MD: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2003.

Residency: Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2006.

Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 2010.

Advanced Fellowship: Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 2011.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2007.

Marchion DC, Sticka JJ, Han TH, Weber PA, Cheung DT, Grobe AC, Duran CM. Serum components stimulate pericardial tissue contraction. J Heart Valve Dis. 2002 Mar;11(2):283-7.