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Jack Christian Salerno, MD

Jack Christian Salerno, MD


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."


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!
CoralieBellingham, wa01.25.13
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.
JSeattle, WA05.31.12
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.
NicoleDarrington WA05.01.12
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!
He is the best Dr. that I could ask for ever. I would recomend him to all my friends and family.
NancyBellevue, Wa12.01.10
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.
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.
Recommend Dr. Jack Salerno


Board Certification(s)
Pediatric Cardiology
Medical/Professional School
University of California -San Diego Medical Center, San Diego
Pediatrics, University of California -San Diego Medical Center, San Diego
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 NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2013Seattle Magazine 2013
Seattle's Top DocSeattle Met Magazine 2013
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine 2012
U.S. News Top DoctorU.S. News and World Report 2012
"Doctors Going Beyond"Award Recipient425 Magazine 2012
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians"Consumer's Research Council of America 2009


Sudden cardiac death screening in adolescent athletes: an evaluation of compliance with national guidelines.
British journal of sports medicine , Oct. 2012
Accuracy of ECG interpretation in competitive athletes: the impact of using standised ECG criteria.
British journal of sports medicine , April 2012: 46(5)335-40
Accuracy of ECG interpretation in competitive athletes: the impact of using standised ECG criteria.
British journal of sports medicine , April 2012: 46(5)335-40
Case fatality in children with supraventricular tachycardia in the United States.
Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE , July 2011: 34(7)832-6
Accuracy of ECG Interpretation in Competitive Athletes
Clin J Sports Med , 2011: 21(2)180
Markedly Abnormal ECG in a Collegiate Athlete: Rationale for Serial Evaluation
Clin J of Sports Med , 2011: 21(2)180
Mortality in children with the primary diagnosis of supraventricular tachycardia: a national sample
Hearth Rhythm , May 2009: 6(5S)S197
Supraventricular tachycardia.
Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , March 2009: 163(3)268-74
Truncus Arteriosus
Echocardiography in Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease , 2009: Lai et al, eds
Sinus bradycardia, Wolff Parkinson White, and left ventricular noncompaction: an embryologic connection?
Pediatric cardiology , May 2008: 29(3)679-82
Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Acute Infectious Myocarditis
Pediatric Emergency Practice , April 1, 2008: 5(4)
Implantable Defibrillator Recall: Implications for Children
Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine , Dec. 2007: 6(12)
Coronary compression by an epicardial pacing lead within the pericardium.
Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology , July 2007: 18(7)786
Cathecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in the pediatric patient
Heart Rhythm Journal , 2007: 4(5S)S260
Electrical Storm in children with an implantable cardioverter defibrialltor: Clinical features and outcome
Heart Rhythm Journal , 2007: 4(5S)S197
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
Causes of Syncope
Up to Date , 2006
Emergent Evaluation of Syncope
Up to Date , 2006
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 , Feb. 2004: 43(3)438-44
Cardiac catheterisation in infants weighing less than 2500 grams.
Cardiology in the young , April 2003: 13(2)117-22
Predictors of ECMO support in infants with tachycardia induced cardiomyopathy
21st annual Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Conference 2010 ,
Sudden Cardiac Death Screening In the High School Athlete: A Statewide Evaluation of Compliance with AHA Guidelines
American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2011 ,
Sudden Cardiac Death Screening In the Athlete: A Statewide Evaluation of the Primary Care Provider
American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference 2011 ,
The Preparticipation Physical Evaluation: A Statewide Analysis of Clinical Practice
Pediatric Academic Society Conference 2012 ,

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
RC.2.820 - Cardiology Administration
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's
RC.2.820 - Cardiology-Heart Ctr
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center
1500 - 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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