Larry A Latson, MD

Latson Larry A
Pediatric Interventional Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology

Alternate Location
1005 Joe Dimaggio Drive
Pediatric Heart Station
Hollywood, FL 33021
Alternate Location
1150 North 35th Avenue
Suite 575
Hollywood, FL 33021

Meet the Physician

Medical Director
Pediatric And Congenital Interventional Cardiology 

Dr. Latson is internationally recognized for excellence in patient care, education and research. He has more than 30 years of experience in interventional cardiology, including minimally invasive valve replacement and catheterization techniques for treatment of congenital heart disease in patients of all ages. He is one of only a few surgeons in the nation trained in the use of all approved transcatheter pulmonary valves. These valves are a revolutionary non-surgical alternative to open heart surgery in some patients. 

He joined Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in 2011 after 18 years at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, where he was the first Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology, and Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at the Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Diseases.

Dr. Latson earned his medical degree with honors at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and a B.S. in biophysics from Trinity University in San Antonio. He completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Texas Children's Hospital, and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Latson is a member of many professional organizations and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Society for Cardiac Catheterization and Interventions.


Awards and honors
  • Achievement Award, Congenital Interventional Cardiology, Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium, 2010
  • SCAI Congenital Heart Disease Executive Committee, 2010
  • 28th Kareem B. Minhas Memorial Lecturer, University of Louisville, 2009
  • Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2008
  • Top Docs, Cleveland Magazine
  • Top Docs, Northern Ohio Live Magazine
  • First David J. Driscoll Lecturer, The Mayo Clinic, 2005
  • Member, Faculty of 1,000, Congenital Heart Disease Section
  • Best Poster Finalist, American Heart Association, 2004
  • National Leadership Award, Honorary Chairman of Ohio, 2003
  • America’s Top Pediatricians
  • America’s Top Doctors
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who
  • The National Registry of Who’s Who
  • The Best Doctors in America, Inc.
  • Co-Recipient, Best Teacher Award, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cardiology Fellows, 1993
  • NIH New Investigator Research Award, 1983
  • NIH Training Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, 1980-1981
  • Graduation with Honors, Baylor College of Medicine, 1976
  • Jesse Jones Scholastic Scholarship, 1971-1975
Professional organizations
  • American Heart Association, 2003-present
  • International Society of Invasive Cardiology, 2003-present
  • The Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, 1993-present
  • Doctors Interested in Congenital Heart Disease, 1993-present
  • American College of Cardiology, 1983-present
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 1978-present
  • Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) Human Device Exemption, HDE, Medtronic, 2010-present
  • AMPLATZER Duct Occluder II Clinical Study, 2009-present
  • Long-Term Outcomes Following Transcatheter or Surgical Closure of Hemodynamically Significant Isolated Secundum Atrial Septal Defect, 2009-present
  • Closure of Atrial Septal Defects with the AMPLATZER Muscular VSD Occluder Post Approval Study, AGA Medical, 2008-present
  • Closure of Ventricular Septal Defects with the AMPLATZER Muscular VSD Occluder Post Approval Study, 2008-present
  • Chart Review: Review of Transcatheter Closure of Para-Valve Leaks, 2008-present
  • Aortic Stenosis: Comparing Cardiac Catheterization and Echocardiographic Measurements, 2007-present
  • Chart Review: Prognostic Significance of Peak Circulatory Power in Children with Congenital Heart Disease, 2007-present
  • Comparison Between Surgical Versus Balloon Angioplasty Versus Intravascular Stent Placement for Recurrent or Native Coarctation of the Aorta, Wayne State University, 2005-present
  • Follow-Up and Outcome of Transcatheter Intervention in Pulmonary Artresia with Intact Ventricular Septum, 2005-present
  • Congential and Acquired Left Pulmonary Artery Stenosis in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Patient Ductus Arteriosus Occlusion, 2005-present
  • Transcatheter Patch for Closure of Atrial Septal Defects Feasibility Study, Custom Pediatric Medical Devices, 2004-present
  • Coarctation of the Aorta Stent Trial (COAST), Johns Hopkins University, 2008-present
  • Closure of Muscular Ventricular Septal Defects with the Amplatzer Muscular VSD Occuluder in High-Risk Patients, AGA Medical, 2004-present
  • Pediatric Catheterization Lab Registry, 2004-present
  • Registry, Fetal Cardiovascular Interventional Catheterization as Innovative Practice, 2004-present
  • Development and Demonstration of Technique for Fetal Cardiac Interventional Catheterization, 2002-present
Publications – Peer-Reviewed Articles
  • Editorial Board, Annals of Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiac Society, India, 2009-present


  • Baylor College Of Medicine, 1976
  • Baylor College Of Medicine, 1977, Pediatrics
  • Baylor College Of Medicine, 1978, Pediatrics
  • Baylor College Of Medicine, 1981, Pediatric Cardiology
  • American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatric Cardiology
  • American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatrics

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