Our Team

Chief of Pediatric Cardiology

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... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)

Pediatric Cardiologists

I am a general pediatric cardiologist. I was one of the pioneers in the development of the field of pediatric echocardiography and recently received the Founder's award from the American Society of Echocardiography.I was also quite involved in the early days of interventional catheterization. My... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Altman's clinical practice reflects her focus on fetal cardiology, as well as her devotion to the care of hospitalized and outpatient infants and children with the whole spectrum of congenital heart disease and acquired disease, particularly Kawasaki Disease. Dr. Altman is also devoted to... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Ayres is the director of the non-invasive cardiac imaging at Texas Children's Hospital. She is also the director of fetal cardiology at the Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women. She supervises the training and teaching of cardiology fellows in the echo lab and coordinates the fourth-... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
With expertise in fetal cardiology as well as transthroacic and transesophogeal echocardiography, I have devoted my practice over more than 20 years to family centered care of the fetus and child with a congenital cardiac defect or acquired heart disease. I place an emphasis with my patients and... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (832) 824-3278
My clinical interest circles around the support of the failing heart (mechanical or pharmocological). We pursue determining the impact of clinical interventions in patients with cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease and cardiovascular disease requiring intensive care. We work in conjunction... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-5048
I am a native Houstonian and completed by pediatric cardiology training at Texas Children’s Hospital before joining the faculty in 2017. I specialize in fetal and pediatric echocardiography (transthoracic, transeophageal, 3D). My clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 See map: Google Maps , Address: Sugar Land Health Center 15400 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77478 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278) | 832-227-1000 (West) | 832-828-1800 (Sugar Land) |
My research focuses on understanding the molecular underpinnings of congenital heart disease and syndromic heart disease, and the identification of factors that may influence prognosis, using technologies such as next-generation sequencing. I am also interested in non-invasive prenatal genetic... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. de la Uz is a member of the Arrhythmia and Pacing (Electrophysiology) Service at Texas Children's Hospital. Her clinical interests include the implantation and management of cardiac implantable electronic devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators, clinical arrhythmia management, and... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Denfield has a special interest in and is a member of the heart failure and cardiac transplant service within the division of Pediatric Cardiology. Her research interests are in clinical predictors of outcomes in pediatric heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and heart transplant. Restrictive... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
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

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
My clinical interests include cardiac transplantation and advanced heart failure. My ongoing research includes studies evaluating new heart failure therapies, as well as studies to evaluate new therapies and outcomes in cardiac transplantation. I have a special interest in the management of human... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
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

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 6th Floor, Green Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278) (Main) | 936-267-6000 (The Woodlands)
Dr. Franklin founded the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program in 2004 and he remains an active clinician, with clinical interests in a wide spectrum of congenital heart disease, such as tetralogy of Fallot, aortic valve disorders, single ventricle physiology, Fontan operations, atrio-ventricular... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Justino specializes in interventional cardiac catheterization (procedures whereby thin catheters are inserted into the body in order to diagnose or treat heart conditions). He performs a broad range of procedures including balloon valvuloplasty, balloon angioplasty, stent placement to treat... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
My primary research interests center around the study of myocardial mechanics. This includes the study of left ventricular strain in the pediatric cardiac transplant population as well as patients with RV-to-PA conduits. In addition, I am interested in the study of exercise physiology and the... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (832) 824-3278


Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Kim is the Director of the Arrhythmia and Pacing (Electrophysiology) Service at Texas Children’s Hospital. He is also a member of the Heart Failure / Cardiomyopathy Service. He is involved in collaborative translational research in molecular cardiology and is on faculty with the Translational... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Kyle primarily provides outpatient cardiac care for children. In his clinic, he sees patients with a wide range of concerns, from chest pain and syncope to complex congenital heart disease. He also spends time consulting on cardiac patients admitted to the Texas Children's Hospital and other... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
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

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Lantin-Hermoso's research and clinical interest is echocardiography, fetal cardiology and out-patient pediatric cardiology. Her teaching focus is cardiology education at all levels of training. She directs the Cardiology Elective Curriculum for TCH/Baylor Pediatric Residents, medical students... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Emily Lawrence began her employment at Texas Children's Hospital as assistant professor in the division of cardiology in September of 2011. Her main interests include advanced cardiac and fetal imaging, echo lab quality improvement, inpatient cardiac care, as well as community cardiolgy. Dr.... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)



Dr. Liou is committed to providing excellent patient and family-centered care to patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. Her research interests include novel techniques in catheter-based interventions, Marfan Syndrome, and Kawasaki Disease.  

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
My goal is to provide the highest quality pediatric cardiology care to your child and family.  I believe in a family-centered approach to patient care, and will strive to answer all of your questions while we help your child reach their highest potential. Every family is unique and should feel... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 6th Floor, Green Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Lopez's principal areas of interest are in cardiovascular imaging and healthcare disparities. Following her pediatric residency, she completed an MPH at the Harvard School of public health with an emphasis on Healthcare management and Minority health policy. Following her public health degree... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Miller-Hance's interests focus on noninvasive imaging modalities with applications to pediatric heart disease. She is particularly interested in imaging approaches in the perioperative setting, including transesophageal and epicardial echocardiography. Additional areas of research interest... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite A3300 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Miyake is a member of the Arrhythmia and Pacing (Electrophysiology) Service and the Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic at Texas Children's Hospital. She specializes in the care of pediatric and adult congenital patients with cardiac arrhythmia disorders. Dr. Miyake is also an adjunct Assistant... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Lawrence graduated from Federal University of Pelotas, RS, Brazil and completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. She received a doctorate in Pathology and Cardiovascular Sciences from the University of Toronto. Dr. Lawrence served as a... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Moodie has been the Senior Editor of the Journal Congenital Heart Disease whose readership during that time has increased 130%. The Journal has not only grown substantially in North America and Europe, but in the Far East and Eastern Europe as well. The Journal was indexed within one year of... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Morris specializes in cardiovascular imaging of the fetus, child, and young adult. She is part of the fetal cardiology team that provides comprehensive care to families, including diagnosis, counseling, and management, from the time a fetal anomaly is suspected. She is a member of the fetal... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Mott is an Attending Cardiologist on the 15 West Tower Inpatient Cardiology Service. He is also an Attending Cardiologist on the Cardiology Consult Team. He also sees patients in the General Pediatric Cardiology Outpatient Clinic. Dr. Mott is also Director of the TCH Cardiology Quality... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
I have a sincere and genuine interest in caring for children with congenital heart disease. I understand how impactful a diagnosis of heart disease can be on a child and their family, and I strive to take as much time as possible until all questions are answered. My primary clinical interests... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (832) 824-3278
Dr. Ocampo is a member of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Section of Pediatric Cardiology. She heads a multidisciplinary group that developed and implemented a feeding protocol in pre and post-operative neonates with congenital heart disease. She is also a part of the Single Ventricle Team and... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
My clinical interests include all aspects of non invasive imaging (echocardiography), including research in the field of Congenital Heart Disease, specifically in Doppler tissue analysis, including latest cardio mechanics assessment using strain and strain rate of ventricular function and its... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street MC 19345-C Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Price serves as attending physician for the cardiac critical care services. He acts as consultant or primary attending physician for children with critical heart disease in the cardiovascular, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units at Texas Children's Hospital. In addition, Dr. Price is a... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)


Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Riley’s clinical practice focuses on outpatient and inpatient care of children and young adults with acquired and congenital heart disease. He sees patients at the main campus clinic, Clear Lake Health Center, and on the inpatient wards of Texas Children’s Hospital. He is a member of the... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Santos is involved in the use of cardiovascular noninvasive imaging modalities such as echocardiography, with the purpose of making an accurate cardiac diagnosis and to develop and assess new therapies. Her research interests include fetal echocardiography, 3 dimensional echocardiography, and... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Sanyahumbi (formerly Dr. Sims) sees patients with a wide range of concerns, from chest pain and syncope to complex congenital and acquired heart disease. She has a special interest in global pediatric cardiology and rheumatic heart disease. She attends on the pediatric cardiology inpatient... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Schlingmann hails from Germany and graduated from Hamburg Medical School in 2004. He completed his residency in pediatrics, fellowship in pediatric cardiology, and senior fellowship in non-invasive cardiac imaging at Boston Children's Hospital & Harvard Medical School. Prior to residency,... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-5600
Dr. Seery joined Texas Children's Hospital in August 2012 after completing fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Prior to fellowship, he served in the US Army as a pediatrician at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Dr. Seery's clinical practice focuses on... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
My interests lie in cardiac imaging including transthoracic, transesophageal, and fetal imaging, inpatient care and continuing care of children with acquired and congenital heart disease. My research interests have included the use of cardiac catheterization in the post heart transplant patient,... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
I believe that my role as a physician is to provide the highest level of care for both my patients and their families, recognizing that each family is unique and should feel informed and supported in making decisions regarding their child’s health. Clinical  Interests: Advanced cardiac and fetal... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
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... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Vargo works part-time and limits his clinical work to interpreting pediatric echocardiograms working more frequently when his associates take time off for family vacations, scientific conferences, etc. Dr. Vargo's administrative duties primarily involve administrative issues that occasionally... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Vick's principal areas of interest are in cardiovascular imaging and molecular biology. He was trained as a biomedical engineer and holds a Ph.D. in cell physiology. Following his pediatric residency, he completed subspecialty fellowships pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular cardiac... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Wolfe is interested in congenital heart disease from infancy to young adulthood. He has a particular interest in patients with complex congenital heart defects that may (or may not) have been prenatally identified and need immediate postnatal Cardiology care. He also enjoys developing long-... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 6th Floor, Green Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 936-267-6000
I completed my residency training in pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Children's Hospital, pediatric cardiology fellowship at Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and advanced non-invasive imaging fellowship in fetal and pediatric cardiology at... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278)
Dr. Zachariah is a clinician and scientist currently supported by a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Career Development Award in Clinical Research (K23). His clinical domains are the "lifecourse" prevention of heart attack and stroke in adulthood by focusing on children as well as the... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 6th Floor, Green Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-82-HEART (43278) (Main) | 936-267-6000 (The Woodlands)

Cardiology Advanced Practice Practitioners

I have always had a love and interest in Cardiology especially Interventional Cardiology. I enjoy taking care of all our patients undergoing cardiac catheterization procedures. I strive to provide compassionate care pre and post procedure for our patients and families. I hope to ensure... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-5600


Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-5600
Allison began her career in Adult Hospital Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia.  In 2011, Allison joined the Department of Cardiology at Texas Children's on the inpatient pediatric cardiology service.  In 2012, she joined the Adult Congential Heart Disease Program as their first advanced practice... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-5765


Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-5600


Address: 6621 Fannin Street WT6-006 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-5600


Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-5600


Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 6th Floor, Green Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps , Address: Kingwood Specialty Care Humble, TX 77346 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-5600 (Main) | 936-267-6000 (The Woodlands) | 281-812-0280 (Kingwood)
Pediatric Cardiology has peaked my interest since I first thought of going into medicine. The amazing things that the heart does continues to astonish me day in and day out. My goal as an advanced practice provider at TCH is to provide effective communication with patients and their families so... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832 826-5927
Michele is a Family Nurse Practitioner with the Arrhythmia and Pacing Services. She began her career at Texas Children's Hospital over 17 years ago working on the inpatient cardiology floor.  She transitioned to the outpatient electrophysiology service in 2001.  Her clinical interests include... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-5600


Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-5600


Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-5600


Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-5600


Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-5600


Address: 6621 Fannin Streeet Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-5600


Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-5600


Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-5600