Physicians with Heart: Dr. James Kuo

James Kuo, MD and his family were excited to return to the area where he grew up to work at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology. However, because the move took place in April 2020, he faced a host of unexpected challenges including moving across the country with his pregnant wife and young child during a global pandemic.

Dr. Kuo is now happily settled at the cardiology outpatient clinic located at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics and serves as director of the Pulmonary Vein Stenosis Program, where he specializes in interventional pediatric cardiology providing evaluations and treatment of a variety of complex congenital heart defects. He said he enjoys being able to offer cutting-edge procedures that benefit his patients and working with an excellent team.

“People who enter pediatrics have a passion for the population and that comes out in their interactions,” Dr. Kuo said. “The kids we work with are the most complex cases, and it requires a team to take care of them. Children’s Cardiology does a great job of intentional recruiting and hiring, and they recognize who will support the culture and contribute to the team.”

Dr. Kuo says that although he meandered into the pediatric cardiology specialty, he now can’t imagine doing anything else.

“I really enjoy my work and feel lucky to have found it,” Dr. Kuo said.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling with his family, cycling, and playing his guitar and violin.

Click here or use the QR code to watch Dr. Kuo explain what makes the Pulmonary Vein Stenosis Program at the Children’s Heart Center unique and why it is the right place for your child’s heart care.

James Kuo, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine


  • Medical school: Medical College of Georgia
  • Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Emory University (Pediatric Cardiology)
  • Fellowship: Emory University (Interventional Pediatric Cardiology)

Areas of focus

Transcatheter interventions for congenital heart disease

Quality improvement

General Cardiology

Clinic Locations

  • Center for Advanced Pediatrics

For more information about Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology and our pediatric cardiology specialists, click here.

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