Jack Christian Salerno, MD

Jack Christian Salerno, MD


  • Children's Title: Associate Head, Division of Cardiology; Director, Electrophysiology and Pacing Services
  • Academic Title: Professor, Pediatrics
  • Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research
  • On Staff Since: December 2003
"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."
  • Biography

    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.

    Board Certification(s)

    Pediatric Cardiology


    University Of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA


    University of California Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA


    Baylor College of Medicine-Pediatric Cardiology Fe, Houston, TX

    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.

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