• Santiago Oscar Valdes, MD

    Valdes Santiago

    Department or Service

    Department of Pediatric Medicine, Cardiology



    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Contact Information

    6621 Fannin St.
    Suite W19345C
    Houston, TX 77030
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    Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
    Fax:  832-825-0237

    Pediatric Cardiologist - Texas Children's Hospital
    Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

    Medical School

    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Doctor of Medicine, 1999


    University of Arizona, Pediatrics, 2003


    Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology, 2006
    Baylor College of Medicine, Pedi.Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2007

    From Dr. Valdes

    Dr. Valdes is a member of the Arrhythmia and Pacing (Electrophysiology) Service at Texas Children’s Hospital. His specific clinical interests include cardiac ablation techniques, the management of cardiac arrhythmias, and the management of patients with pacemakers and defibrillators. His research interests include use of anti-arrhythmic medications during pediatric resuscitation and the use of simulation for teaching fellows, residents and medical students.

    Professional Organizations

    • Heart Rhythm Society
    • Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society
    • American Heart Association
    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • American College of Cardiology

    Selected Publications

    Valdes SO, Donoghue AJ, Hoyme DB, Hammond R, Berg MD, Berg RA, Samson RA, for the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators. "Outcomes associated with amiodarone and lidocaine in the treatment of in-hospital pediatric cardiac arrest with pulseless ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation." Resuscitation 2013, Epub ahead of print.

    Taylor B, Moffet BS, Krenek M, Valdes SO, KimJJ. "Race Contributes to Beta-blocker Efficacy in Pediatric Patients with Arrhythmias." Pediatric Cardiology 2013. Epub ahead of print.

    Moffett BS, Valdes SO, Kim JJ. "Amiodarone Monitoring Practices in Pediatric Hospitals in the United States."  Pediatric Cardiology 2013:34(8) 1762-6.

    McMahon CJ, Pignatelli RH, Nagueh SF, Lee V, Vaughn W, Valdes SO, Kovalchin JP, Jefferies JL, Dreyer WF, Denfield SW, Clunie S, Towbin JA, Eidem BW. "Left Ventricular Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy in Children: Characterization of Clinical Status Using Tissue Doppler-Derived Indices of Left Ventricular Diastolic Relaxation." Heart 2007:93(6) 676-81.

    Valdes, SO. (2014). Syncope. In Domino (Ed.), The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2014. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

    * Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.

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