Dr. Kevin Maher attended medical school at University of Maryland, followed by a residency and chief residency in pediatrics, also at the University of Maryland. He attended the University of Michigan for a fellowship in pediatric cardiology. In 2004, Dr. Maher joined the Pediatric Cardiology group at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine. His primary clinical responsibilities are in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit at Children’s, where he serves as director of the cardiac ICU.
Dr. Maher’s research activities include heart failure in children, cardiac biomarkers, pediatric medical device development, Big Data and Analytics in Pediatrics, and application of nanotechnologies to pediatric diseases. Dr. Maher works on a number of research collaborations between Children’s of Atlanta and Georgia Tech, aiming to further develop a collaborative research environment between the institutions. He is a founding member and the clinical director of the Center for Pediatric Nanomedicine, the Co-director of the Center for Pediatric Innovation and the associate director of the Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium (Children’s-Emory and Ga Tech programs). He is an adjunct associate professor of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Dr. Maher has been an active member of the American Heart Association, serving as the Atlanta Metro AHA Board president, and is currently on the national AHA Board.