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James A. Johns MD, BS

Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Chair, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and Pediatric Heart Station Director

Areas of Expertise

  • Electrophysiology/ Arrhythmia/ Palpitations
  • General Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease
  • Pediatric Heart



  • English


  • Bachelor of Science - Yale University, 1976
  • Doctor of Medicine - Vanderbilt University, 1980
  • Internship - University of Wisconsin Hospital, 1981
  • Residency - University of Wisconsin Hospital, 1983
  • Chief Residency - University of Wisconsin Hospital, 1984
  • Fellowship - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1987

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics, 1985

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr. Johns is always excellent with our son. He is an intelligent, kind, and thorough provider.
March 19, 2023
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There is no one better than *Dr. Johns. His ability to talk through issues, options, concerns, treatment & his bedside manner are excellent.
January 11, 2023
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*Dr. James Johns is always very thorough and listens to any questions we may have. We are blessed to have him as our cardiologist.
December 11, 2022
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*Dr. Johns is absolutely amazing! The care he provided for our daughter was wonderful. He is precise and so kind!
September 2, 2022
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