Thomas K. Chin, MD

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Thomas K. Chin, MD
Pediatric Cardiology

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About Me

Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Outcomes

Thomas Chin, MD, began his academic career at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center in Salt Lake City where he practiced general pediatric cardiology and pursued research interests in excitation contraction coupling in immature cardiac myocytes at the Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute. He was chief of pediatric cardiology at East Tennessee State University College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tenn., then served as chief of pediatric cardiology and co-chair of the Pediatric Heart Institute at University of Tennessee College of Medicine, as well as chief of pediatric cardiology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He is also the director of the pediatric cardiology fellowship program and co-director of the perinatal program at Penn State Health Children's Hospital. Dr. Chin is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He currently serves as president of the Capital Region American Heart Association and reviews abstracts and grants for the national American Heart Association.

Community Service

  • Board of Directors, Simon's Heart (organizes cardiac screens and maintains a data base for research throughout PA, and nationally)
  • Cardiac screening, Adams County high school students
  • Founder and Medical Director, Camp Lionheart (annual summer camp for children with cardiomyopathy or congenital heart disease)
  • President, Capital Region American Heart Association


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Professional Education


Medical School, University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor) - 1983


Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology University of California - Los Angeles - 1989


Residency, Pediatrics University of California - San Francisco - 1986

Research Interests

  • Excitation-contraction coupling in immature hearts
  • Left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy

Academic Interests

  • Left Ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy
  • Residency training for Pediatric Cardiology
  • Role of physician administrators in an academic center


  • "Top Doctor" award, Castle Connolly (US News & World Reports), 2012-2018
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, Capital Region AHA, 2016
  • St. Jude Chair for Excellence in Pediatric Cardiology, 2009- 2013
  • Top Educator Award, Penn State Health Children's Hospital, 2016