Our Team

Adult cardiologists may be unfamiliar with the altered cardiac anatomy and physiology of an adult patient who underwent a complex congenital heart defect surgery as a child. Conversely, a pediatric cardiologist may be unfamiliar with managing acquired adult diseases such as coronary artery disease, obesity or hyperlipidemia, which can be superimposed upon existing congenital heart disease.

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program physicians and team are uniquely trained in both pediatric and adult medicine and heart disease to help our patients understand the unique issues that arise as they advance into adulthood and help them achieve the best possible outcomes. We use a multidisciplinary team approach to successfully manage the long term complications of adult patients with congenital heart disease.

Medical Director

Dr. Peter R. Ermis has been a Baylor College of Medicine faculty member since 2014 after completing his combined internal medicine-pediatrics residency at the Baylor Affiliated Hospitals and his combined adult and pediatric cardiology fellowships at the Texas Heart Institute and Texas Children's… read more
Phone: 832-822-2243 (Main) | 936-267-6000 (The Woodlands)

Medical Director - ACHD-ICU

I am board certified in both adult and pediatric critical care medicine and have been on faculty teaching and practicing both specialties since 2008, initially at the University of Miami and for the past decade at the University of Pittsburgh. During this time, I devoted a significant portion of my… read more
Phone: 832-826-6210

Surgical Director

My goal is for all children born with congenital heart disease to enjoy healthy and active lives, far beyond their childhood years. Although I operate on the full age and diagnostic spectrum, a particular focus of mine is to expand and develop our Adult Congenital Heart Program practice. Adults… read more
Phone: 832-826-2030

Imaging Director

Dr. Masand is the Division Chief for Body and Cardiovascular imaging, in the department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Masand is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and has a certificate of added qualification in the field of Pediatric Radiology. He is an… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237

Physicians - ACHD

I strongly advocate for a highly individualized, multidisciplinary approach to care to ameliorate risk for complex adult congenital heart disease patients. I aim to provide a seamless transition from pediatric to adult providers in a way that is financially sustainable. Further, I wish to empower… read more
Phone: 832-822-2243
Providing medical care is about more than just ordering tests and giving results. I endeavor to provide a holistic, patient-centered care model to my patients by utilizing the most up-to-date, cutting-edge techniques and methods to enable the best possible outcomes. I leverage my personal history… read more
Dr. Stephen Dolgner completed combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency training at Duke. He then pursued Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease fellowships at Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington, respectively. Clinical Interests: Dr. Dolgner… read more
Phone: 832-822-2243
Dr. Wilson W. Lam has been part of the Baylor College of Medicine family since medical school in 1999, completing his combined internal medicine-pediatrics residency, combined adult and pediatric cardiology fellowship, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship under the BCM umbrella. He… read more
Phone: 832-822-2243
Dr. Angeline Opina Gonzalez completed residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics prior to attending Baylor College of Medicine where she completed fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology followed by additional advanced training in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. She enjoys teaching, and she… read more
Phone: 832-822-2243 (Main) | 832-227-1000 (West)
Clinical Interests: Adult Congenital and Structural Heart Disease Interventional Catheterization Congenital Heart Disease
Phone: 832-822-2243
Dr. Katie Salciccioli completed Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pediatric Cardiology training at Baylor College of Medicine and advanced training in Adult Congenital Heart Disease at the University of Michigan. She loves helping patients understand their hearts and engage in their care in order… read more
Phone: 832-822-2243

Physicians - ICU

I am committed to providing the best clinical care to our patients and their families.  I believe excellent care is provided in a multidisciplinary arena incorporating our patient’s families.  Clinical Interests: My primary interest lies in applying fundamental physiological principles to the… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230 (Critical Care)
Based on best evidence and broadest experience delivering the highest standard of care for every individual patient. Clinical Interests: Congenital Heart Disease, ECMO, VAD, clinical education Research Interests: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, ECMO, Ventricular Assist Devices, VAD
Phone: 832-826-6230
I am dedicated to providing comprehensive and excellent care to our fragile patient population with an emphasis on compassion, collaboration and transparency. Clinical Interests: Pre- and post-operative care of pediatric and adult patients with congenital heart disease; heart failure and… read more
Phone: 832-822-6230 (Critical Care)
Full-time Intensivist Board Certified in Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine Subspecialized in Cardiothoracic Critical Care Expert in Cardiothoracic Critical Care, Extracorporeal Life Support, Mechanical Circulatory Support Proficient in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
All patients with congenital heart disease deserve compassionate, safe, effective, high-quality, specialized care while in the hospital, and I am committed to providing this to every patient. Clinical Interests: Designing processes to provide safe, effective, high quality critical care to all… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Flores provides care for patients with congenital and acquired heart disease requiring critical care at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Flores' research focuses on understanding stress response mechanisms after cardiopulmonary bypass for cardiac surgery in children. Clinical  Interests:… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
Clinical Interests: Patient care, Quality Improvement, Process Improvement, Outcomes based studies Research Interests: Mechanical circulatory support, anticoagulation in various mechanical support devices, Role of iNO on ischemic reperfusion injury, Hemodynamic outcomes based on clinical exam… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
It is my personal responsibility to provide care that is compassionate, innovative, scientifically based, uses cutting edge technology and is delivered using a partnership model in which all integral participants, including family, contribute to restoring the health of every child. Clinical… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
I went to medical school at the Universidad Nacional De Asuncion in Paraguay. I completed my Pediatrics residency at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York. After I completed my pediatric residency, I went on to complete two Fellowships: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care and a… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
I am passionate about providing high quality care to both children and adults with congenital heart disease. Clinical Interests: Children and adults with congenital heart disease, simulation, education and curriculum development, global health Research Interests: Extubation readiness in… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
As a cardiac intensive care physician, my goal is facilitating crucial therapies for children and adults with critical health needs and heart disease. I value working with multidisciplinary teams that share this mission, as well as for helping develop areas of cardiovascular intensive care as a… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Tume's research and clinical interests include: Cardiovascular Critical Care, Critical Care Imaging.
Phone: 832-826-6230

Advanced Practice Providers

As a dual certified, doctoral-prepared acute care pediatric and family nurse practitioner, I strive to provide compassionate, high quality care to patients and families with congenital heart disease across the age spectrum. I am particularly honored to be a member of the team of providers caring… read more
Phone: 832-826-2030 (CHS) | 832--824-2243 (ACH)
Clinical Interests: Adult Congenital Heart Disease; Access to care; community outreach
Phone: 832--824-2243 (Clinic) | 832-822-0053 (Direct Line)
As an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, I strive to provide evidence-based patient-centered care for adults with congenital heart disease. My philosophy of care is based on the core values of patient empowerment and collaboration with interdisciplinary teams. I believe that my… read more
Phone: 832--824-2243
My philosophy of care is based on the core values of innovation, respect, collaboration and empowerment. I believe that in order to achieve positive clinical outcomes, we must continuously innovate our delivery of care. The application of up-to-date research and evidence-based guidelines are… read more
Phone: 832-826-5600 (Cardiology) | 832-824-2243 (ACH)

Nursing Team

Julie Fulton has worked in the Heart Center since 2016. Clinical Interests: Heart failure management, Ventricular assist devices
Phone: 832-824-2243
Phone: 832-824-2243

Social Worker

Renee has worked in the Heart Center since May, 2015.

Administrative Coordinators

I am Lianna White, Administrative Coordinator for the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. I take pride in providing administrative support with overseeing the efficient day-to-day operations of the program. My goal is to ensure an… read more