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…
Phone: 832-822-2243 (Main) | 936-267-6000 (The Woodlands)

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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…
Phone: 832-826-2030

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Physicians

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…
Phone: 832-822-2243

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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…

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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…
Phone: 832-822-2243

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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…
Phone: 832-822-2243

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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…
Phone: 832-822-2243 (Main) | 832-227-1000 (West)

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Clinical Interests: Adult Congenital and Structural Heart Disease Interventional Catheterization Congenital Heart Disease
Phone: 832-822-2243

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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…
Phone: 832-826-2030 (CHS) | 832--824-2243 (ACH)

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Clinical Interests: Adult Congenital Heart Disease; Access to care; community outreach
Phone: 832--824-2243 (Clinic) | 832-822-0053 (Direct Line)

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I began my journey at Texas Children’s Hospital in January 2019 embarking on the Physician Assistant Surgical Fellowship for 12 months, after which I accepted a position in Congenital Heart Surgery. I enjoy working with pediatric and adult congenital heart populations managing their inpatient,…
Phone: 832-826-2030 (CHS) | 832-824-2243 (ACH)

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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…
Phone: 832-826-5600 (Cardiology) | 832-824-2243 (ACH)

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Nursing Team

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

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ICU Team

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…
Phone: 832-826-6230

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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…
Phone: 832-826-6210

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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…
Phone: 832-824-7237

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Social Worker

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

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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…

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