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Thomas Kiang Chin, M.D.

Professor and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology

Office Information

Penn State Hershey Children's Heart Group
121 Nyes Road, Suite D
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Tel: (800) 243-1455 / (717) 531-8674 Fax: (717) 531-0401


Pediatric Cardiology

Patient Services Provided

Cardiomyopathy Fetal and Developmental Cardiology General Pediatric Cardiology

Practice Locations

Biographical Information

Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Outcomes

Dr. Chin began his academic career at University of Utah Health Sciences Center in 1989-1997, where he practiced general pediatric cardiology and pursued research interests in excitation contraction coupling in immature cardiac myocytes. He moved to Johnson City Tennessee as chief of pediatric cardiology at the East Tennessee State University College of Medicine from 1997-2002.  He subsequently served as chief of pediatric cardiology and co-chair of the Pediatric Heart Institute at the University of  Tennessee College of Medicine, as well as the chief of pediatric cardiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from 2002-2013. In April of 2013, Dr. Chin joined the faculty of Penn State Hershey as the chief of pediatric cardiology and the medical director of the Children’s Heart Group.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He also serves on the review board for grants from the national American Heart Association.

Professional Education

Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, University of California - Los Angeles - Movement Disorders (1989) Residency, Pediatrics, University of California - San Francisco (1986) M.D., University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor) (1983)

Research Interests

Left Ventricular Noncompaction
Excitation-contraction coupling in immature hearts

Academic Interests

Role of physician administrators in an academic center
Residency training for Pediatric Cardiology

Honors and Awards

St. Jude Chair for Excellence in Pediatric Cardiology (2009- 2013)