Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team includes cardiovascular intensivists trained in pediatric cardiology, pediatric cardiovascular anesthesiology and pediatric critical care. They work alongside our cardiac surgeons and together with a team of highly specialized nurses, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to provide the best care and outcomes for our patients.

We understand that critical care treatment can be a highly stressful time for patients and their families and are committed to providing our patients with the best care possible from our expert team of pediatric subspecialists. Our family-centered approach encourages collaboration, timely communication, clear explanations and having people on hand to answer questions and address concerns.

Chief of Service

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Phone: 832-826-6230

Associate Section Chief for Cardiac Services and Business Operations

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Medical Director of CICU

Dr. Tume's research and clinical interests include: Cardiovascular Critical Care, Critical Care Imaging.
Phone: 832-826-6230

Associate Medical Director - CICU

I am committed to caring for critically ill children and their families. I believe in team-based care for  Clinical Interests: Critically ill neonates and children with acquired or congenital heart disease  Research Interests: Systematic Quality Improvement in Pediatric Critical Care … read more
Phone: 832-826-6230

Cardiac Intensive Care - Physicians

As an attending in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, my overarching career goal is to improve early and late outcomes for children with cardiac disease with a primary focus on optimization of sedation and pain management practices during the patient’s intensive care unit stay. During my advanced… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
I strive to provide exceptional and compassionate care for patients using the strengths of a collaborative and multidisciplinary team. Clinical Interests: Congenital heart disease, Simulation, Education, Global health, Acute kidney injury, Single Ventricle physiology Research Interests:… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230 (Critical Care)
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
Dr. Ashish Ankola is a pediatric cardiologist and pediatric intensive care physician specializing in pediatric cardiac intensive care. He strives to provide the highest quality, cutting edge, and compassionate care to pediatric patients with critical acquired and congenital heart disease utilizing… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
I strive to provide compassionate and empathetic care to critically ill children in both the cardiac ICU and the Pediatric ICU. It is humbling to be entrusted with and be able to care for someone’s ill child, and to be with the families during their most difficult and challenging times.  I am… read more
Phone: 832-822-6230
Clinical Interests: Congenital heart disease, cardiac disease, ECMO, International collaboration Research Interests: Simulation applications to health care and their impact in patient safety
Phone: 832-826-6230
I strive to provide compassionate patient-centered care for critically ill patients in the Cardiac and Pediatric Intensive care units. My commitment is to promote a collaborative multidisciplinary, and evidence driven approach to ensure high quality care for patients and education to our trainees… read more
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)
I am committed to caring for critically ill children and their families. I believe in team-based care for  Clinical Interests: Critically ill neonates and children with acquired or congenital heart disease  Research Interests: Systematic Quality Improvement in Pediatric Critical Care … read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
Clinical & Research Interests: Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology and disease and their impact on the care of infants, children and adults with congenital and acquired heart disease.
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
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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… read more
Phone: 832-826-6210
Dr. Dickerson's clinical interest is in pediatric cardiac critical care and postoperative cardiac care. Her research interests center on improving the care of critically ill patients with congenital heart disease. Specific research interests that she is pursuing include therapeutic options in the… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)
My clinical interests are on the anesthetic and critical care management of patients with life-threatening conditions. Currently, my clinical and research efforts are focused on improving the care of patients with cardiac disease. Our hope is to develop better methods for monitoring and management… read more
Phone: 832-832-6230
My passion as an academic cardiac intensivist is advancing understanding of how the care we provide in the cardiac ICU influences long-term outcomes for patients with congenital heart disease and their families. I strive to not only implement practices locally to help us focus on maximizing our… 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
I am committed to providing excellent care to the most critically ill patients, while supporting parents and families through one of the most stressful experiences. Clinical Interests: Caring for critically ill children, managing complex physiology of critically ill children and adults with… read more
Phone: 832-824-5952
I am passionate about the care of children with congenital heart disease and strive to bring exceptional, multi-disciplinary, and evidence-based care to my patients and their families. I am dual-trained in pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care medicine. My research interests include… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
Family centered care with a multidisciplinary approach.  Clinical Interests: Care of the critically ill child, as well as children with congenital heart disease.  Research Interests: Infections in children with congenital heart disease, predictors of septic shock. 
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Lasa is a pediatric cardiac intensivist and cardiologist who serves as staff attending physician at the Texas Children’s Hospital Main Campus Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). He began his career at Texas Children’s Hospital in 2014 after completing dual fellowships in pediatric cardiology… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
The journey that a patient with congenital or acquired heart disease takes is complex and unique. I am humbled to share that journey with you by providing safe and high-quality care. I believe that family/primary care takers play a key role in patient’s clinical progress, for that reason, I make… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr Kriti Puri is a pediatric cardiac intensive care physician and pediatric cardiologist with a special focus on advanced heart failure and mechanical circulatory support. Boarded in both pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care medicine, she practices in the cardiac intensive care unit as… 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
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Research Interests: Anesthetic exposure and neurodevelopemental outcomes Perioperative hemodynamics following the Ross procedure
Phone: 832-824-5800
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
Professional Development Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Collaborative Conference (Organizer, 2020) Sponsor: TCH   Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Conference (Organizer, 2015) Sponsor: PCICS   World Congress of Pediatric Intensive Care Conference (Organizer, 2011)  … 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. Tsang’s clinical interest is in the care of patients with congenital cardiovascular disease. He cares for patients in the cardiac ICU and outpatient cardiology clinic of the Texas Children’s Hospital Heart Center at the main campus. His primary clinical and research interests center on the care… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230 (Critical Care) | 832-824-7849 - pager 1178 (Single Ventricle)
Dr. Tume's research and clinical interests include: Cardiovascular Critical Care, Critical Care Imaging.
Phone: 832-826-6230
My primary career objective is to combine clinical work in pediatric cardiac critical care with research in cardiac regenerative medicine. Clinical Interests: Single ventricle physiology, ventricular assist devices Research Interests: Single-cell transcriptomics, pediatric heart failure,… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
As Medical Director of Quality, Dr. Williams is interested in applying principles of high reliability to the intensive care unit environments of Texas Children's hospital to prevent harm, discover problems, and work collaboratively toward solutions. In addition he is a proponent of maximizing… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230

Director, Medical Center Advanced Practice Practitioners - CICU Unit

Clinical Interests: Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Heart Failure, Pediatric Heart Transplant Research Interests: Single Ventricle Palliation, Myocarditis, Ventricular Assist Devices, Mechanical Circulatory Support 
Phone: 832-826-6230 (Clinic) | 832-826-9445 (Direct Line)

Associate Director, Medical Center Advanced Practice Practitioners - CICU Unit

Phone: 832-826-5600

Cardiac Intensive Care - Advanced Practice Practitioners

I strive to provide the best care for patients and support for families each and every day. I am committed to life-long learning, collaboration between team members, and effective communication, with an emphasis on patient and family education. I believe all of these to be essential in achieving… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
I believe caring for critically ill children is a privilege where compassion, teamwork, and a commitment to lifelong learning are essential to providing the best care for both patients and their families. My clinical and research interests include the critical care of congenital and acquired… read more
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I feel fortunate to be able to provide care to critically ill children and am dedicated to a family-centered approach that promotes continued education and support of caregivers. I believe that education, innovation, advocacy and compassion are the foundations of exceptional clinical care.… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
I believe that excellence in clinical practice is achieved through life-long learning and knowledge application, as well as prioritizing communication between healthcare providers and patient families. Clinical Interests: I am passionate about providing care to patients with congenital and… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
Phone: 832-826-6230
My philosophy of care is the continual improvement in the care of critically ill children and their families through a life-long investment in learning, clinical service, and education of medical care providers.   My clinical and educational interests are within the field of pediatric cardiac… read more
Phone: 832-826-5600
I am passionate and committed to provide excellent, compassionate, patient- centered care. It is my dream to care for children, and I strive to make a difference each day for the patients and families in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Clinical Interests: Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiovascular… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230 (Critical Care)
My overall goal as a provider is to ease the stressful nature of having a child in the CICU. This involves providing comprehensive and evidence-based care, while utilizing a collaborative framework. In particular, I am interested in quality improvement and cardiac arrest prevention.  
I am dedicated to providing collaborative and comprehensive care to critically ill children with complex cardiac disease. Clinical Interests: Applying evidence-based practice to critically ill neonates and children with congenital and acquired heart disease.  
Phone: 832-826-5600
Phone: 832-826-5600