Erik Edens, MD, PhD, Pediatric Cardiologist



St. Paul

Medical Interests

  • Advanced pediatric heart failure management
  • Ventricular assist devices
  • Pediatric heart transplant management
  • Quality and Safety

Medical School

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
  • PhD, University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy

Undergrad Education

  • Holy Redeemer College; Waterford WI
  • St Ambrose University; Davenport IA

Board Certifications

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics


  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Pediatric Heart Transplant Society
  • American Heart Association
  • International Pediatric Transplant Association
  • Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society


A native of eastern Iowa, Dr. Edens joined the Children’s Heart Clinic in 2018. He serves as the Director of Pediatric Heart Failure and Heart Transplant at Children’s Hospital and Clinics.


General Pediatrics, University of Iowa;
Iowa City, IA


Pediatric Cardiology, University of Iowa;
Iowa City, IA


Pediatric Cardiology