Meet the team of Children's Heart Clinic

Georgios A. Hartas, MD

Dr. Georgios A. Hartas is the is the founder and Medical Director of the Children’s Heart Clinic and an attending physician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the US, ranked No. 1 in California and No. 6 in the US News Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll.

He is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology by the American Board of Pediatrics and he is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

He completed his internship in Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York. He then completed his residency training in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, in Virginia. Following residency, he was among an elite group selected for a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology that he completed at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston-McGovern Medical School, located in the heart of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. He then continued to train as an Interventional Pediatric Cardiologist with pioneers and leaders in the field at the same Institute. During his training he was honored to be selected to serve as the Chief Fellow.

Before moving to Los Angeles, he was an attending physician at Inova Children’s Hospital at the outskirts of Washington, DC, one of the largest hospitals in the east coast. He was also the Director of the Structural and Interventional Congenital Heart Program at one of the major private practices in that area.

Dr. Hartas has presented his research at numerous meetings nationally and internationally. He actively contributes abstracts, articles, and reviews for a number of peer-reviewed medical journals. In addition, he has been honored with multiple awards including the prestigious Award of Excellence by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Travel Award twice by the same Academy. His track record in academic success demonstrates his unrelenting commitment to his work delivering compassionate care to every patient and ensuring patient satisfaction, while adhering to the highest level of integrity and ethics.

Dr. Hartas enjoys outdoor activities such as basketball, photography and kite surfing. He is proud to call Los Angeles his home.

Selected Bibliography


  • Immunoglobulin Resistance in Kawasaki Disease”. Hartas GA, Hashmi SS, Pham-Peyton C, Tsounias E, Bricker JT, Gupta-Malhotra M. Pediatr Allergy Immunol Pulmonol. 2015 Mar 1;28(1):13-19.
  • Mitral Valve, Double Orifice”. Hartas GA, Rao PS, Balaguru D. Updated October 05, 2012. eMedicine from WebMD. Available at:
  • Interrupted Inferior Vena Cava and Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava without Heterotaxia in a Fetus”. Hartas GA, Gupta-Malhotra M. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. 2010; 3(4): 337- 341.
  • Approach to Diagnosing Congenital Cardiac Disorders”. Hartas GA, Tsounias E, Gupta-Malhotra M. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2009 Mar;21(1):27-36, v.


  • Results of Laparoscopic Surgical Treatment of Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome Found in Young Patients Being Treated for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome”. Georgios A. Hartas, MD, Michael Slack, MD, Hasan Abdallah, MD, World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 2017.
  • Intermediate Follow-up Results of Amplatzer Device Occlusion of Secundum Atrial Septal Defects”. Georgios A. Hartas, MD, Duraisamy Balaguru MD, Matthew Brown, MD, P. Syamasundar Rao, MD. PICS & AICS, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2015. Catheterizations and Cardiac Interventions, p. 574, Volume 86, Issue 3, September 1, 2015.
  • Cor Triatriatum Sinister with Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava and Dilated Coronary Sinus: A Novel Management Approach”. Emmanouil Tsounias MD, Monesha Gupta-Malhotra MBBS MD, Georgios A. Hartas MD, Felix W. Tsai MD. 5th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Australia, June 2009.
  • Small Perimembranous Ventricular Septal Defect with Left Ventricular to Right Atrial Shunt Complicated by Tricuspid Valve Bacterial Endocarditis with Enterococcus”. Georgios A. Hartas MD, Monesha Gupta-Malhotra MBBS, P. Syamasundar Rao MD. Texas Pediatric Society, Houston, Texas, October 2008.


  • State-of-the-art transcatheter PDA closure in adults”. 4th European Endovascular & Interventional Cardiology Conference, Athens, Greece, June 2017.
  • Acquired Congenital Heart Disease – Pediatric Board Review for the Residents”. Lecture. Department of Pediatrics, INOVA Fairfax Children’s Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia, November 2014.
  • 12-year-old with cyanosis during football practice”. Grand Rounds. INOVA Fairfax Children’s Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia, April 2013.