Dr Kevin Maher graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1991. He completed a residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at Maryland and then went on the University of Michigan for a Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology. He completed further subspecialty training in cardiac intensive care and interventional catheterization at Thomas Jefferson University/DuPont Children’s Hospital. 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. This unit cares for children from newborns through age 21 years and involves the pre and postoperative management of critical heart disease, including children with ventricular assist devices, extracorporeal support (ECMO) and cardiac transplantation. A significant amount of time is devoted to teaching and research. Dr Maher’s research activities include neonatal CPR, cardiac biomarkers in children, development of novel therapies for congenital heart disease, and device development efforts. In an attempt to find new treatments for cardiomyopathy, he brought together researchers at CHOA, Emory and Georgia Tech, developing the first Pediatric Nanomedicine Center in the country. Dr Maher works to develop collaborations with Georgia Tech, aiming to bring engineers into the field of pediatric research and development. To this end he is the director of Pediatric Cardiac Nanomedicine, the co-director of the Center for Pediatric Innovation and the co-director of the Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium.