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Hieu Ta, MD

  • Pediatric Cardiologist, Division of Cardiology
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



I’m a general pediatric cardiologist who sees patients for common referral reasons such as heart murmurs or chest pain. I also follow patients with congenital heart disease over time. I have additional training in advanced imaging modalities, such as transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

I have always enjoyed learning about the human body and how it functions, which drew me to my undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering. Medical school was an eye-opening experience for me, as I found that I was drawn to the field of pediatrics. During residency, I was always impressed by the resiliency of children. As a parent myself, I empathized with the parents' fears and concerns. In pediatric cardiology, I was able to combine my intellectual curiosity about the heart and my passion for helping children and their families.

Pediatric cardiology is a team sport and requires the help of multiple team members and clinicians. The family, parents, siblings and/or extended family members are all key players in that care team. I aspire to communicate openly with families to explain the diagnosis, view things from the patient’s perspective and work with parents to craft a plan of care best suited for the child long-term.

My research is focused on collaborating with other clinicians to find additional ways that advanced imaging techniques, such as cardiac MRI or echocardiography, can direct patient care and improve outcomes.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children. We love to hike, visit lighthouses and enjoy Cincinnati favorites such as Graeter's ice cream.

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