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Sunita Ferns, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

Sunita Juliana Ferns, MD, is the director of the pediatric and adult congenital electrophysiology program at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. She is a quadruple board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiologist who specializes in complex congenital ablations and device implantation. Dr. Ferns has presented and given lectures around the country and has been published globally in cardiology and electrophysiology research. She is also an invited reviewer for several prestigious journals. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Pediatric and adult congenital electrophysiology
  • Ablation of complex arrhythmias
  • Implantation and testing of intracardiac devices like pacemakers and defibrillators
  • Genetic arrhythmia syndromes
  • Management of arrhythmias in the fetus
  • Pediatric cardiology
  • Adult congenital heart disease


  • Pediatric Cardiologist

  • Pediatrician


  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Cardiology)

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Adult Congenital Heart Disease)

From the doctor

My family and I moved to Jacksonville from North Carolina in late 2018. My husband and I have two young children and a puppy and we enjoy spending time at the various beaches and bike and hiking trails in Northeast Florida.

As the electrophysiologist, I see patients with life-threatening arrhythmias. What I enjoy the best about my job is that many conditions I treat are permanently reversible and patients go on to lead healthy and happy lives.

Being an advocate for my patients, listening to and understanding their concerns and formulating a plan that is individualized to them are my guiding principles for care. I believe in treating all patients as if they were one of my own family.


  • English
  • Tamil
  • Hindi

Wolfson Children’s Specialty Services

836 Prudential Drive - Suite 802
Jacksonville, FL 32207


Education & Training

  • Doctor of Medicine - Medical School

    JIPMER Medical School

    2000 – 2003

  • Residency

    University Hospitals of Leicester

    2005 – 2006

  • Residency

    University Hospitals of Leicester

    2005 – 2006


    ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) - Jacksonville , FL


  • Residency

    The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - Chicago , IL

    2006 – 2009

  • Fellowship

    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

    2008 – 2010

  • Fellowship

    Advocate Christ Medical Center - Oak Lawn , IL

    2010 – 2012

  • Fellowship

    Penn State Univ-Milton S. Hershey - Hershey , PA

    2012 – 2013