Mariska S. Kemna, MD

Cardiology, Transplant Center, Heart Failure Program

On staff since August 2008

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • Mariska Kemna, MD, is attending pediatric cardiologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital on the cardiac transplant and heart failure services team and is assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, School of Medicine. She earned her MD at Erasmus University School of Medicine, Rotterdam, the Netherlands and completed her pediatric residency at Sophia Children’s Hospital, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

    Dr. Kemna completed her pediatric cardiology fellowship at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California. She has an academic interest and clinical expertise in heart failure and heart transplantation.

    • Brooke Kirkland, WA 06.03.12

      Dr. Kemna has been providing care for our son's heart since birth. She has a warm, caring bedside manner and we have greatly appreciated her. She takes the time to listen to our concerns and provides answers that are easy to understand. I have been greatly impressed with her knowledge and skill as a doctor and would highly recommend her.

  • Other Publications

    • Kemna MS, Murphy DJ, Silverman NH
      Screening for aortic root dilation in marfan syndrome using the ratio of the aortic root to descending aortic diameters in children.
      19647408 Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography, 2009 Oct. : 1109-13


Medical/Professional School

Erasmus University School of Medicine, Rotterdam


Pediatrics, Sophia Children's Hospital Erasmus University, Rotterdam


Pediatric Cardiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford

Clinical Interests

Heart failure and heart transplantation