Jeffery Meadows


Pediatric cardiologist

Dr. Jeffery Meadows is a pediatric cardiologist at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital who specializes in treating complex heart disease with cardiac catheterization procedures. He treats infants and children whose conditions existed at birth or developed later, as well as adults who have had heart conditions since birth.

In the Pediatric Heart Center, Meadows directs the Pediatric and Congenital Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory, which tests heart and pulmonary function before, during and after exercise. His treatment expertise includes atrial and ventricular septal defect closure, balloon angioplasty and valvuloplasty collateral vessel closure, endovascular stent placement, invasive physiologic assessment and angiography (X-ray imaging using injectable dye), and percutaneous pulmonary valve placement.

In his research, Meadows focuses on pediatric interventional cardiology (noninvasive catheter procedures to address structural heart problems). He also works on quantitatively assessing function of the heart's ventricles and vessels, particularly in patients with complex single ventricle anatomy (a group of heart defects in which there is one pumping chamber instead of two).

Meadows earned his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatric internal medicine and fellowships in pediatric cardiology and pediatric interventional cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital.

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  • Education

    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2000

  • Residencies

    Children's Hospital of Boston, Pediatrics, 2003

  • Fellowships

    Children's Hospital of Boston, Pediatric Cardiology, 2004

    Children's Hospital of Boston, Interventional Cardiology, 2007

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor