Jessica Allison Laks, M.D.

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Pediatric Cardiology


St Petersburg Outpatient Care Center - Pediatric Cardiology

601 5th Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-767-3333 | Fax: 727-767-2880
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Dr. Laks is a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in heart failure and transplantation. She sees patients as part of the Heart Transplant Program at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute. She joined the hospital staff in 2021.

She was previously a pediatric cardiologist at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario.

Dr. Laks earned her medical degree from the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario. She completed a residency in pediatrics at University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she also served as pediatric co-chief resident. She completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship, where she served as chief pediatric cardiology fellow, followed by additional training in a pediatric heart function and transplant fellowship both at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

She is also in the process of completing her Master of Science in Community Health with a specialization in Health Practitioner Teacher Education from the University of Toronto. She has a special interest in medical education. more



  • MD; University of Ottawa - Faculty of Medicine (2011)


  • Pediatrics; Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg (2015)


  • Pediatric Cardiology; The Hospital for Sick Children (2018)
  • The Hospital for Sick Children (2020)

Board Certifications

  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (Pediatric Cardiology) (2018)
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (Pediatrics) (2015)


Below you'll find a list of the insurance accepted by specialty physicians at Johns Hopkins All Children's. Please check with your insurance company and the physician's office before your child's visit to verify coverage and referral requirements.

Inclusion of a certain health plan on the list below does not guarantee that all services, locations or physicians are covered by your insurance company. Benefit plan design, credentialing and network criteria may limit coverage. The acceptance of certain plains may change occasionally and this page may not be immediately updated.

  • Molina (Medicaid)
  • Cigna Health Care (Commercial)
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • Humana (Medicaid)
  • Gulf Coast Provider Network (Commercial)
  • United Community Plan (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Aetna (Commercial)
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Multiplan (Commercial)
  • Medicare
  • TriCare-HMHS (Commercial)
  • Humana Commercial
  • Simply Healthcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • Avmed (Commercial)
  • Evolutions (Commercial)
  • WPS TriCare East (Commercial)
  • BCBS FL (Commercial)
  • United (Commercial)
  • Aetna Better Health (Medicaid)
  • Sunshine State/Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
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