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Jose Ettedgui, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

Jose Ettedgui, MD, was born and raised in Venezuela where he also went to medical school. After receiving advanced training in Pediatric Cardiology in England, he was recruited to work at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He was in Pittsburgh from 1987 until 2002, when he relocated to Jacksonville to be the chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology. He was later named medical director of Wolfson Children’s Terry Heart Institute. He is responsible for the growth of the Pediatric Cardiology Program in Northeast Florida and South Georgia and for the implementation of interventional cardiac catheterization as a treatment option for children of all ages.

  • Evaluation and management of infants and children with congenital heart disease
  • Diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization
  • Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography


  • Pediatric Cardiologist

  • Pediatrician


From the Doctor

I am primarily a family person. My wife and daughters are my main priority. I bring this family-first approach to work with me every day. It is essential that each child and family I interact with feel that they are being treated as if we were family.

I learned very early on in my career that nobody knows a child better than the parents. I will always pay close attention to what they are saying and seek their input for how best to provide care for their child.

In 2005, my wife Hilda Ettedgui and I started a foundation called Patrons of the Hearts, which provides charity care to children with congenital heart disease from countries where they do not have access to this specialized care. I am passionate about providing every child with the opportunity to achieve her/his maximum potential.


  • English

  • Spanish

Wolfson Children’s Terry Heart Institute

841 Prudential Drive Suite 280
Jacksonville, FL 32207
  • Doctor of Medicine

    University of Carabobo - Valencia, Venezuela

    1974 – 1982

  • Internship

    District Hospital of Bejuria - Bejuria, Venezuela

    1982 – 1983

  • Residency

    Central Hospital of Venezuela - Valencia, Venezuela

    1983 – 1984

  • Fellowship

    Guy's Hospital - London SE1 9RT

    1984 – 1987

  • Master of Public Health

    University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA

    1993 – 1996

Education & Training