Department of Pediatric Medicine, Cardiology
Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children's Hospital West Campus
6621 FanninW19345CHouston, TX 77030Get Map & Directions
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Chief, Pediatric Cardiology - Texas Children's HospitalProfessor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
National University of Ireland, Doctor of Medicine, 1986
Cork University Hospital, Medical & Surgical, 1987Federated Dublin Voluntary Hospitals, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, 1988
St. James Hospital/Dr. Steevens Hospital, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, 1989Saint Luke's General Hospital, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, 1989National Maternity Hospital, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, 1989Adelaide, Meath & The National Children's Hospital, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, 1989
The Royal Children's Hospital, Cardiology, 1994The Royal Children's Hospital, Pediatric Cardiology, 1997
As Texas Children’s Hospital moves along its journey towards preeminence, it will be essential that developments within the Cardiology section explicitly contribute to this strategic goal. It is the ambition of the Cardiology section to make these contributions through a number of advances. These will be to:
Recruit exceptional people. Texas Children’s Hospital has a long tradition of recruiting the best and the brightest. We will continue to make Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine an employer of choice for pediatric cardiologists.
Develop strong and sustainable partnerships with our stake-holders. We believe that our ability to develop strong and sustainable partnerships with our stakeholders is fundamental to the position of exceptional care. We are enhancing our partnerships with professional stakeholders within Houston and beyond. Our partnerships with our children and their parents are fundamental to our care philosophy and we continue to strengthen these.
Achieve superlative and quantifiable outcomes. The Heart Center at Texas Children’s Hospital has always prided itself on the superlative outcomes which can be provided for patients with heart disease. We will continue to build on this exceptional performance. Through the use of informational technologies, we will develop new ways of outcome assessment.
Perform practice-altering research. The past decade has witnessed a transformational change in the research directions related to pediatric cardiovascular care. There has been an emphasis on translational research, with rapid translation of laboratory findings into the clinical arena. There has also been a great emphasis on multidiscipline research such that it is now important that a research program considers all aspects of a child’s life and that of their family. It is our ambition to lead the way in the area of translation of research and also to the pioneers in the area of multidisciplinary outcome based research.
Provide exceptional education for all physicians and other providers as well as our families. Few cardiology units have educated as many leaders in pediatric cardiology as Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. This educational tradition was developed by Dr. Dan McNamara and we will continue to build on this into the future.
Mynard JP, Davidson MR, Penny DJ, Smolich JJ. Non-linear separation of pressure, velocity and wave intensity into forward and backward components. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing 2012 Jun;50(6):641-8. PMID 22447369.
Smolich JJ, Penny DJ, Mynard JP. Increased right ventricular output and central pulmonary reservoir function support rise in pulmonary blood flow during adenosine infusion in the ovine fetus. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative & Comparative Physiology 2012 Jun;302(12):R1450-7. PMID 22513745.
Alexander PM, Eastaugh L, Royle J, Daley AJ, Shekerdemian LS, Penny DJ. Respiratory syncytial virus immunoprophylaxis in high-risk infants with heart disease. Journal of Paediatric & Child Health 2012 May;48(5):395-401. PMID 22720323.
Lalani SR, Shaw C, Wang X, Patel A, Patterson LW, Kolodziejska K, Szafranski P, Ou Z, Tian Q, Kang SH, Jinnah A, Ali S, Malik A, Hixson P, Potocki L, Lupski JR, Stankiewicz P, Bacino CA, Dawson B, Beaudet AL, Boricha FM, Whittaker R, Li C, Ware SM, Cheung SW, Penny DJ, Jefferies JL, Belmont JW. Rare DNA copy number variants in cardiovascular malformations with extracardiac abnormalities.European Journal of Human Genetics 2012 Aug 29. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2012.155. PMID: 22929023.
Bronicki RA, Checchia PA, Anas NG, Adams GJ, Penny DJ, Bleiweis MS, Shekerdemian LS. Cerebral and Somatic Oxygen Saturations After Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot: Effects of Extubation on Regional Blood Flow.Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2012 Sep 6. PMID: 22959574.
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