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Specialty Care

Phone: 737-220-8200


Texas Children's Specialty Care Austin
8611 N. Mopac Expy.
Suite 300
Austin, TX 78759

James Hoffman, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist


School Education Degree Year
University of Utah School of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 2011
Indiana University School of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 2008
University of Utah School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2005


I am passionate about empowering patients and their families to live their most healthy life. I enjoy taking care of a wide range of patients, from those with complex congenital cardiac issues to patients who may have just an innocent heart murmur. I love building relationships with my patients and their families and recognize this is an important part of improving their overall health. I value patient education and prioritize it as a key factor in shared decision-making for the care of my patients.

Clinical Interests

General pediatric cardiology and cardiac imaging, specifically echocardiography and fetal echo

Research Interests

Improving quality and efficiency of patient care

Selected Publications

Van Dorn CS, Menon SC, Johnson JT, Day RW, Hoffman JL, Yetman AT (2015). Lifetime Cardiac Reinterventions Following the Fontan Procedure. Pediatric Cardiology, 36(2), 329-34.

Lindsay I, Johnson J, Everitt MD, Hoffman J, Yetman AT (2014). Impact of Liver Disease After the Fontan Operation. American Journal of Cardiology 115(2), 249-252.

Hoffman JL, Gray RG, LuAnn Minich L, Wilkinson SE, Heywood M, Edwards R, Weng HT, Su JT (2014). Screening for Aortic Aneurysm After Treatment of Coarctation. Pediatric Cardiology, 35(1), 47-52.

Johnson JT, Lindsay I, Day RW, Van Dorn CS, Hoffman JL, Everitt M, Yetman AT (2013). Living at Altitude Adversely Affects Survival Among Patients with a Fontan Procedure. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 61(12), 1283-1289.

Hoffman JL, Mack GK, Minich LL, Benedict SL, Heywood M, Stoddard GJ, Saarel EV (2011 May). Failure to Impact Prevalence of Arterial Ischemic Stroke in Pediatric Cardiac Disease Over Three Decades. Congenital Heart Disease, 6(3)(2011 May), 211-8.

Awards & Honors

ASE Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Mentorship Award (2011)

AAP Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Young Investigator Award (2010)

Ann E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award – Indiana University (2008)

Outstanding Resident Research Award – Indiana University (2008)

Recipient of AAP CATCH grant – Public School Based Obesity Intervention (2007)

Individual of the Year Award – Douglas Franklin Smith Memorial Foundation (2003)

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