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Jack Christian Salerno, MD

Jack Christian Salerno, MD

Cardiology

On staff since December 2003

Children's Title: Director, Electrophysiology and Pacing Services

Academic Title: Associate Professor, Pediatrics

"Connecting with patients, families, and staff drives my work each day. It is a privilege to collaborate with families, especially in difficult situations. I find that when you communicate clearly but sprinkle in some humor, you can empower patients and families to make informed decisions about their care."

Jack C. Salerno, MD, is director of the Electrophysiology and Pacing Service at Seattle Children's Hospital and Associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He earned his MD and completed a pediatrics residency at the University of California, San Diego. He completed his general pediatric cardiology fellowship followed by an advanced electrophysiology fellowship at Texas Children's Hospital.

Dr. Salerno has expertise and training in pediatric cardiology, electrophysiology and pacemaker implantation. Specific areas of clinical interest include sports related symptoms and prevention of sports related sudden death.

Recommendations

  • Joni BELLEVUE 05.31.14

    Dr. Salerno has been our Cardiologist for many years. He has always been a top notch doctor and I am learning to appreciate him in a new way as my son approaches adulthood. Our son had CHD that required two surgeries resulting in a Fontan circulation. Dr Jack has been a great coach and mentor facilitating his care in our transitions from child, adolescent and now approaching adult. It was a wistful moment for me this year when my son was driving as we left our annual checkup and I realized our time at Childrens will soon be in our past. Thank you for all the wonderful years of encouragement and medical care!

  • Coralie Bellingham, wa 01.25.13

    Jack Salerno has been so great to us. Even though he probably sees thousands of patients every year and we only see him once every 2 years, I feel like he always remembers us and is so great with our daughter. I wouldn't want anyone else to be her doctor.

  • J Seattle, WA 05.31.12

    Excellent Doc. He has a way of connecting with young kids as well as older teens, understanding how children and teens communicate. He is extremely thorough and takes the time to explain things in understandable terms. I wouldn't want to have my son treated by anyone else.

  • Nicole Darrington WA 05.01.12

    We first met Dr. Salerno when our little girl was just a few days old. He made us feel at ease with what was going on with our daughter. He really helped us to understand what was going on and treated our daughter as if she was his family. I would recommend him to all my friends! He is truly a great doctor!

  • Matt Bellingham 03.14.12

    He is the best Dr. that I could ask for ever. I would recomend him to all my friends and family.

  • Nancy Bellevue, Wa 12.01.10

    Dr. Salerno is amazing. My daughter was referred to Cardiology after an ER visit. He was one of the first doctors that was able to look at the bigger picture and helped us figure out what was going on with my daughter. He's also great with the patients and made both my daughter and I feel totally at ease. We couldn't have been luckier to end up in his care.

  • Scott EDMONDS 12.17.10

    We were referred to Dr. Salerno with my Son's illness. I have never felt so at ease with a more professional Dr. as I did with Dr. Salerno. He has a way of making kids feel comfortable as they visit his office. i'm truely grateful for all he did to help my son. I have recommended Salerno in the past & wouldn't hesitate in the future to refer him to my family & friends. Excellent Dr.

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Cardiology

Medical/Professional School

University of California -San Diego Medical Center, San Diego

Residency

Pediatrics, University of California -San Diego Medical Center, San Diego

Fellowship

Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Clinical Interests

Sports cardiology and sudden death prevention in athletes including: Long QT syndrome (LQTS), ion channelopathies, sudden cardiac arrest, sudden death prevention, palpitations, syncope, syncope with exercise, family history of sudden death or arrhythmia, atrioventricular block, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), Wolff Parkinson White (WPW), pediatric electrophysiology, electrophysiology studies (EP studies), ablation, pacemaker implantation, implantable defibrillator insertion.

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Seattle's Top Doc Seattle Met Magazine 2013
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2013 Seattle Magazine 2013
"Doctors Going Beyond" Award Recipient 425 Magazine 2012
U.S. News Top Doctor U.S. News and World Report 2012
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine 2012
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians" Consumer's Research Council of America 2009

Publications

  • Madsen NL, Drezner JA, Salerno JC
    Sudden cardiac death screening in adolescent athletes: an evaluation of compliance with national guidelines.
    British journal of sports medicine , 2012 Oct.
  • Drezner JA, Asif IM, Owens DS, Prutkin JM, Salerno JC, Fean R, Rao AL, Stout K, Harmon KG
    Accuracy of ECG interpretation in competitive athletes: the impact of using standised ECG criteria.
    British journal of sports medicine , 2012 Apr, : 46(5)335-40
  • Drezner JA, Asif IM, Owens DS, Prutkin JM, Salerno JC, Fean R, Rao AL, Stout K, Harmon KG
    Accuracy of ECG interpretation in competitive athletes: the impact of using standised ECG criteria.
    British journal of sports medicine , 2012 Apr, : 46(5)335-40
  • Salerno JC, Garrison MM, Larison C, Seslar SP
    Case fatality in children with supraventricular tachycardia in the United States.
    Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE , 2011 July : 34(7)832-6
  • Jack Christian Salerno, MD
    Markedly Abnormal ECG in a Collegiate Athlete: Rationale for Serial Evaluation
    Clin J of Sports Med , 2011 : 21(2)180
  • Jack Christian Salerno, MD
    Accuracy of ECG Interpretation in Competitive Athletes
    Clin J Sports Med , 2011 : 21(2)180
  • Jack Christian Salerno, MD
    Mortality in children with the primary diagnosis of supraventricular tachycardia: a national sample
    Hearth Rhythm , 2009 May : 6(5S)S197
  • Salerno JC, Seslar SP
    Supraventricular tachycardia.
    Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2009 Mar. : 163(3)268-74
  • Jack Christian Salerno, MD
    Truncus Arteriosus
    Echocardiography in Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease , 2009 : Lai et al, eds
  • Salerno JC, Chun TU, Rutledge JC
    Sinus bradycardia, Wolff Parkinson White, and left ventricular noncompaction: an embryologic connection?
    Pediatric cardiology , 2008 May : 29(3)679-82
  • Jack Christian Salerno, MD
    Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Acute Infectious Myocarditis
    Pediatric Emergency Practice , 2008 Apr, 1 : 5(4)
  • Jack Christian Salerno, MD
    Implantable Defibrillator Recall: Implications for Children
    Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine , 2007 Dec. : 6(12)
  • Salerno JC, Johnston TA, Chun TU, Jones TK
    Coronary compression by an epicardial pacing lead within the pericardium.
    Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology , 2007 July : 18(7)786
  • Jack Christian Salerno, MD
    Electrical Storm in children with an implantable cardioverter defibrialltor: Clinical features and outcome
    Heart Rhythm Journal , 2007 : 4(5S)S197
  • Jack Christian Salerno, MD
    Cathecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in the pediatric patient
    Heart Rhythm Journal , 2007 : 4(5S)S260
  • Jack Christian Salerno, MD
    Emergent Evaluation of Syncope
    Up to Date , 2006
  • Jack Christian Salerno, MD
    Causes of Syncope
    Up to Date , 2006
  • Salerno JC, Cailes CD, Lewin MB
    Nontraumatic pericardiophrenic defect with tamponade.
    Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital , 2006 : 33(3)404-5
  • Salerno JC, Kertesz NJ, Friedman RA, Fenrich AL Jr
    Clinical course of atrial ectopic tachycardia is age-dependent: results and treatment in children < 3 or > or =3 years of age.
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology , 2004 Feb. : 43(3)438-44
  • McMahon CJ, Price JF, Salerno JC, El-Said H, Taylor M, Vargo TA, Nihill MR
    Cardiac catheterisation in infants weighing less than 2500 grams.
    Cardiology in the young , 2003 Apr, : 13(2)117-22
  • Jack Christian Salerno, MD
    The Preparticipation Physical Evaluation: A Statewide Analysis of Clinical Practice
    Pediatric Academic Society Conference 2012
  • Jack Christian Salerno, MD
    Sudden Cardiac Death Screening In the Athlete: A Statewide Evaluation of the Primary Care Provider
    American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference 2011
  • Jack Christian Salerno, MD
    Sudden Cardiac Death Screening In the High School Athlete: A Statewide Evaluation of Compliance with AHA Guidelines
    American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2011
  • Jack Christian Salerno, MD
    Predictors of ECMO support in infants with tachycardia induced cardiomyopathy
    21st annual Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Conference 2010