James Huhta

James Huhta, M.D., FAAP

Pediatric Cardiologist,
Fetal/Perinatal Cardiology

  • Graduate

    University of Michigan, Masters Degree in Bioengineering
  • Medical Training

    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Residency

    University of Alabama, Pediatrics


  • Great Ormond Street for Children, Senior Registrar
    Mayo Clinic Hospital (Rochester, Minnesota), Pediatric Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Huhta received his master’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Alabama and his pediatric cardiology fellowship training at Mayo Clinic. He was an Honorary Senior Registrar at the Hospital for Sick Children in London. After six years at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, he was recruited by the University of Pennsylvania as Professor of Pediatrics and became Chief of Pediatric Cardiology Services at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He started the Section of Perinatal Cardiology at Pennsylvania Hospital, our nation’s first hospital. In 1996, Dr. Huhta moved to Tampa Bay where he is a member of the Congenital Heart Institute of Florida. He provides care at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa and serves as the medical director of the perinatal program at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. He is also a Professor at the University of Tromso, Norway, and the University of Florida.

Dr. Huhta was awarded the University of South Florida’s Daicoff-Andrews Endowed Chair in Perinatal Cardiology from 2003-2008. He has authored over 225 articles, books and chapters, and his newest book with Drs. Bader and Hornberger is titled “The Perinatal Cardiology Handbook.” In July 2008, he joined the Pediatrix team and is currently the lead physician in the fetal echocardiography network.

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