Thomas K. Chin, MD

Thomas K. Chin, MD
Penn State Children's Heart Group
121 N Nyes Rd
Suite D
Harrisburg, PA 17112
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  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Evaluation for murmurs, chest pain and syncope
  • Fetal and Developmental Cardiology
  • General Pediatric Cardiology
  • Heart rhythm Disorders
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Kawasaki's disease
  • Myocarditis
  • Structural Defects

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. Dr. Chin joined the faculty of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center as the chief of pediatric cardiology. He is also the director of the pediatric cardiology fellowship program and co-director of the perinatal program at Penn State 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

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

Residency, Pediatrics
University of California - San Francisco - 1986

University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor) - 1983

  • Left Ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy
  • Residency training for Pediatric Cardiology
  • Role of physician administrators in an academic center
  • Professor and Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
  • "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 Children's Hospital, 2016
  • Excitation-contraction coupling in immature hearts
  • Left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy

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