Professional Summary

Dr. Joel Hardin is Medical Director of the Tampa Bay Adult Congenital Heart Center. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, and subsequently completed residency and fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Dr. Hardin is board-certified in adult congenital heart disease and pediatric cardiology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Heart Association. He is also a member of the affiliate faculty of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.


Dr. Hardin's clinical interests involve adults who have grown up with congenital heart disease, cardio-obstetrics, pulmonary arterial hypertension secondary to congenital heart disease, and cardiovascular complications of Marfan syndrome and similar genetic conditions. 


Dr. Hardin attained the rank of Commander in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, Fleet Marine Forces, having served on active duty as Battalion Surgeon for 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines, 1st Marine Division deployed to Iraq in 2004. He departed military service in 2006.



Doctor Puts Good Life On Hold for Iraq Duty

June 2004

In the Line of Fire

Spring 2007

Iraq War Veteran and Physician Has a Heart for Others and Passion for Service

November 2009

Dr. Joel Hardin named Councilor for Illinois Chapter, American College of Cardiology

April 2014

Dr. Joel Hardin appointed to the Florida Pediatric Cardiac Technical Advisory Panel


Nationally Accredited Comprehensive Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center

January 2018


February 2021

How a Pediatric Practice is Caring for Adults with Heart Disease

February 2021

Television interview - Bay News 9

February 21, 2021


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3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Stop 3043

Tampa FL 33607-6307

St. Petersburg

625 6th Ave S

Ste 120

St Petersburg FL 33701-4654


888-275-2737 FAX

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