Dr. Dawn  Ilardi

Dr. Dawn Ilardi

Dr. Dawn Ilardi is a senior pediatric neuropsychologist at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Sibley Heart Center. She specializes in working with children who have complex CHDs requiring cardiac surgery or transplantation. Her focus is the assessment of children's abilities, including cognitive, emotional, and social functioning thus helping families and schools understand each child’s strengths and weaknesses. She makes recommendations to support children's needs. She also works with children before discharge from the hospital addressing family’s concerns and facilitating the transition back to school. Dr. Ilardi and other professionals from leading children’s hospitals are building developmental follow-up programs for children with CHDs to make sure they get the necessary assessment and intervention support needed from infancy to young adulthood. Dr. Ilardi collaborates with others to collect research to better understand the needs of children and young adults with CHDs