Hill named Chief of the Division of Cardiology

Kevin Hill, MD, MS, was recently named chief of the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics, effective April 1, 2022.

Hill joined the Duke faculty in 2009 and is currently a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology. His clinical research interests include drug and device trials, short- and long- term safety and efficacy of interventions and hemodynamic effects of interventions. 

As a pediatric cardiologist, Hill performs cardiac catheterization procedures on infants, children and adolescents. Patients are referred to him either for diagnostic information or an intervention of a known condition. In addition to expert medical treatment utilizing cutting-edge technologies to perform interventions to correct heart defects, patient education for families in dealing with heart disease over time is another important component of the care he provides. 

After completing a medical degree and residency training in pediatrics at Wake Forest University, Hill completed fellowship training in pediatric cardiology and an interventional fellowship at Vanderbilt University.

“Given his leadership abilities and his talents as a clinician, an educator, and an investigator, Dr. Hill is poised to lead the Division of Cardiology to even greater excellence in the years ahead,” said Ann M. Reed, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of Duke Children’s.

Hill will be succeeding Jennifer Li, MD, who has served as chief of the Division of Cardiology since 2006. At this time, Li has elected to step down as chief to dedicate more effort to her clinical research work focusing on pediatric hypertension and hyperlipidemia, thrombosis in patients with congenital heart disease, enzyme replacement in Pompe disease, and infective endocarditis.