Justin A. Godown, MD

Justin A. Godown, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
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(615) 322-7447

Cardiology, Pediatric
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 2008
Pediatric Residency-University of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship-University of Michigan School of Medicine, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Pediatric Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation Fellowship-Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Clinical Interests

Heart Transplantation, Cardiomyopathy, Pediatric Cardio-Oncology, Congenital Heart Disease, Inheritable Heart Disease

Research Information

Dr. Godown’s research focuses on patient outcomes related to pediatric heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and heart transplantation using novel data analytic strategies including database linkage and advanced machine learning. He is a leader in the use of administrative and billing data to study pediatric heart disease. He is actively investigating processes which impact the availability and utilization of pediatric donor organs through in-depth collaboration with the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations and experts in the field of social and decision-making science. He is also engaged in research to develop novel materials for use in extracorporeal circulation. Dr. Godown is actively involved in multi-center research initiatives through the Pediatric Heart Transplant Society, the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry, and the ACTION learning network. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Enduring Hearts Foundation and the Myocarditis Foundation.

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