Meg M Vernon, MD

Meg M Vernon, MD

Cardiology, Vascular Anomalies

On staff since September 2006

Children's Title: Attending Physician

Academic Title: Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • Margaret M. Vernon, MD, is attending physician at Seattle Children's Hospital and assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She earned her BS from Cornell University and her MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She completed her pediatrics residency at Seattle Children's Hospital (University of Washington) and her pediatric cardiology fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital (Harvard University). She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology.

    Dr. Vernon's outpatient Cardiology practice is located at Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center. She sees new consultations as well as providing continuity of care for her established patients. Dr. Vernon has a unique focus and expertise in the prenatal diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease. She is a member of the Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment Program at Seattle Children's providing consultation at both the Springbrook and Bellevue locations.

    • Jan Sammamish, WA 08.22.11

      I would completely echo Amy's review below. Meg feels like an extremely well-qualified aunt to our son. She is invested, straighforward, kind, knowledgeable, balanced in her approach to treatment, and oh so approachable - an invaluable quality in your prime outpatient cardiologist. She never makes me feel rushed in our son's appointments, never makes me feel like any question is silly, and is reachable by email for those questions you forget to ask and don't want to wait until the next appointment. And...she is a mom to two young ones of her own so she just gets it. We love her! Seattle Children's is lucky (and smart) to have her. And while I would follow her anywhere I am grateful she offers clinic times on the Eastside so we don't have to go to Seattle all the time.

    • Amy Redmond, WA 12.01.10

      We cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Vernon. She was there for our confirmation of diagnosis of a heart defect after our 20-week ultrasound and has been my son's cardiologist ever since. She always has a kind smile and kind words for her patients. Often times I feel as if we're visiting one of my son's aunts. She has been available for me to answer all my questions outside of appointment hours. She has listened to our concerns, taken our opions in account, and has been excellent in keeping us involved in my son's care. Dr. Vernon always has his best interests at heart. She is conservative without being out-of-date with new treatments, and has worked very closely with other doctors to ensure my son has received the best care. I would highly recommend her for any parent facing the diagnosis of a heart defect, or for anyone looking for a new cardiologist.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE TOP DOCTOR - 2022 Seattle Magazine 2022
  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Vogel M, Vernon MM, McElhinney DB, Brown DW, Colan SD, Tworetzky W
      Fetal diagnosis of interrupted aortic arch.
      20185024 The American journal of cardiology, 2010 March : 727-34
    • MacMillan M, Jones TK, Lupinetti FM, Johnston TA
      Balloon angioplasty for Blalock-Taussig shunt failure in the early postoperative period.
      16216028 Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, 2005 Dec. : 585-9

    Other Publications

    • Margaret M. Vernon
      Advances in Fetal Echocardiography
      Ultrasound Clinics, 2011 Jan.
    • Meg Vernon, MD
      The Fetal Echocardiogram
      Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease, The Companion Series, 2011
    • Margaret M. Vernon
      Chapter 8: Cardiovascular Issues
      The Oxford American Handbook of Pediatrics, 2009 : 259-290
    • Margaret M. Vernon
      Fetal Cardiology and Neonatal Transition
      The Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics
    • Margaret M. Vernon and Mark B. Lewin
      Fetal and Neonatal Echocardiography
      Avery's Diseases of the Newborn, 9th Edition

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Fetal Cardiac Imaging UW (with teleconference to Harborview) Sept. 21, 2012
    Prenatal Detection of Congenital Heart Disease: How Does It Work and How Good Is It? Seattle Children's Hospital April 28, 2012
    The Fetal Echocardiogram Seattle University Seattle, WA May 26, 2011
    Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease The WA State Obstetrical Society Annual Meeting Seattle, WA Dec. 5, 2008
    Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Prenatal Diagnosis Regional Conference Seattle, WA Nov. 1, 2008
    Fetal Arrhythmias: Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment Strategies Eastside Maternal Fetal Medicine Bellevue, WA April 8, 2008


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Cardiology

Medical/Professional School

University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry, Rochester, NY


University of Washington School of Medicine GME, Seattle, WA


Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Clinical Interests

cardiac imaging, specifically the fetal diagnosis of congenital heart disease