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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

John S. Hokanson, MD, earned his medical degree and completed his pediatric residency from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He served as a pediatric registrar at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (England) and completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Special interests include cardiac catheterization and the care of adults with congenital heart disease.


Cardiovascular Medicine

Pediatric Cardiovascular Medicine

UW Health Clinics

University Hospital
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American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Regional Specialty Clinics

Beloit Memorial Hospital (Beloit)
(608) 364-5127 |  Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
St. Mary's Hospital, UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Pediatrics

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Pediatric Cardiology
Fellowship University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, 1990


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award 2014

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

PubMed Articles
Hartz SM Horton AC Hancock DB Baker TB Caporaso NE Chen LS Hokanson JE Lutz SM Marazita ML McNeil DW Pato CN Pato MT Johnson EO Bierut LJ . Genetic correlation between smoking behaviors and schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2017 Mar 8;
[PubMed ID: 28285025]
McClain MR Hokanson JS Grazel R Van Braun KN Garg LF Morris MR Moline K Urquhart K Nance A Randall H Sontag MK . Critical Congenital Heart Disease Newborn Screening Implementation: Lessons Learned. Matern Child Health J. 2017 Jan 16;
[PubMed ID: 28092064]
Hokanson ES Brauer AF Hokanson JS Eldridge MW Maginot KR . Heart rate and rhythm responses of healthy young adults to modern water slides. Int J Cardiol. 2016 Jul 1;214:426-7
[PubMed ID: 27093680]
Lamers LJ Moran M Torgeson JN Hokanson JS . Radiation Reduction Capabilities of a Next-Generation Pediatric Imaging Platform. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Jan;37(1):24-9
[PubMed ID: 26215767]
Chen LS Hung RJ Baker T Horton A Culverhouse R Saccone N Cheng I Deng B Han Y Hansen HM Horsman J Kim C Lutz S Rosenberger A Aben KK Andrew AS Breslau N Chang SC Dieffenbach AK Dienemann H Frederiksen B Han J Hatsukami DK Johnson EO Pande M Wrensch MR McLaughlin J Skaug V van der Heijden HF Wampfler J Wenzlaff A Woll P Zienolddiny S Bickeb√∂ller H Brenner H Duell EJ Haugen A Heinrich J Hokanson JE Hunter DJ Kiemeney LA Lazarus P Le Marchand L Liu G Mayordomo J Risch A Schwartz AG Teare D Wu X Wiencke JK Yang P Zhang ZF Spitz MR Kraft P Amos CI Bierut LJ . CHRNA5 risk variant predicts delayed smoking cessation and earlier lung cancer diagnosis--a meta-analysis. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 May;107(5)
[PubMed ID: 25873736]
Lhost JJ Goetz EM Belling JD van Roojen WM Spicer G Hokanson JS . Pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease in planned out-of-hospital births. J Pediatr. 2014 Sep;165(3):485-9
[PubMed ID: 24948344]
Beissel DJ Goetz EM Hokanson JS . Pulse oximetry screening in Wisconsin. Congenit Heart Dis. 2012 Sep-Oct;7(5):460-5
[PubMed ID: 22494499]
Hokanson JS . Pulse oximetry is beneficial in screening newborns for critical congenital heart disease. J Pediatr. 2012 Mar;160(3):529
[PubMed ID: 22329879]
Hanson CL Hokanson JS . Etiology of chest pain in children and adolescents referred to cardiology clinic. WMJ. 2011 Apr;110(2):58-62
[PubMed ID: 21560558]
Hokanson JS Gimelli G Bass JL . Percutaneous closure of a large PDA in a 35-year-old man with elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. Congenit Heart Dis. 2008 Mar-Apr;3(2):149-54
[PubMed ID: 18380767]
Lovering AT Romer LM Haverkamp HC Hokanson JS Eldridge MW . Excessive gas exchange impairment during exercise in a subject with a history of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and high altitude pulmonary edema. High Alt Med Biol. 2007 Spring;8(1):62-7
[PubMed ID: 17394419]
Eldridge MW Dempsey JA Haverkamp HC Lovering AT Hokanson JS . Exercise-induced intrapulmonary arteriovenous shunting in healthy humans. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2004 Sep;97(3):797-805
[PubMed ID: 15107409]