Janaki Gokhale, MD

  • Janaki Ajit Gokhale
  • “Pediatric cardiology is fascinating because, like people, no two hearts are the same.”

Pediatric cardiology is fascinating because, like people, no two hearts are the same. For me, the field combines the best of two worlds: the study of the heart and working with kids. I enjoy the challenge of tailoring a treatment plan for each heart, each patient, and each family.

I feel blessed to work with children every day. I could be having a horrible day, and one of my patients will turn my day around by saying something funny. I continue to be amazed at the resilience and healing power of the children I work with. It is their optimism that gets me up in the morning and inspires me to do my best work.

I work with families as a team. As a mother of two daughters, I know that parents of a sick child appreciate honesty and compassion from their physicians. My promise to families is that I will work as hard as I can with you to provide the very best care for your child. I always treat every child as if he or she were my own.



Work and Education

Professional Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Registrar, Pittsburgh, PA, 5/1/2006


Thomas Jefferson University Pediatric Residency, Philadelphia, PA, 6/30/2009


Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Columbus, OH, 7/28/2013

Board Certifications

Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics