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
Phone: 832-824-3278

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
Phone: 832-824-3278
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
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)
My goal is to provide high quality personalized cardiovascular care to every child and family that I have the privilege of working with. I highly value effective communication that allows families to feel knowledgeable about their child’s health. I am a multi-modality imager and use cardiac… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)
Dr. Ayres' areas of interests are fetal echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, and telecardiology. She has developed a subsection of fetal cardiology to provide comprehensive cardiac care to the fetus with congenital cardiac defects to further enhance the active fetal echocardiography… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
I am a pediatric intervention cardiologist with the goal of providing excellent and efficient care to patient with congenital heart disease.  Clinical Interests: Pediatric Intervention Cardiology Research Interests: Economics of health care, Outcomes  
Phone: 832-824-3278
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
Phone: 832-824-3278
Dr. Brennen strives to provide care that is patient-centered. He understands the significant impact that a diagnosis of congenital heart disease can have on the patient as well as their entire family. Dr. Brennen approaches each case with three main objectives: make an accurate diagnosis, provide… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Main) | 832-227-1000 (West Campus)
Dr. Britt is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist and pediatrician. Her clinical practice focuses on outpatient and inpatient care of children and young adults with acquired and congenital heart disease. She sees patients at Texas Children’s main campus clinic in the Texas Medical Center and… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
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. 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 practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of fetuses and children of all ages with cardiovascular diseases both in the hospital and in the clinic. My primary goals are to provide transparent and accurate information to my patients and families and to ensure they have a complete… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Main) | 832-227-1000 (West) | 832-828-1800 (Sugar Land)
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
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
Phone: 832-824-3278
I am a cardiologist who specializes in cardiac catheterization for all patients with congenital heart disease. My patient care philosophy is to treat every patient as if they were my family with the same time and dedication I would want for my own family members. Clinical Interests:… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
I have been fortunate to work with and learn from countless passionate colleagues, many who share my mission and devotion: to improve duration and quality of life, school performance, social interactions and life-long success for infant, children and young adults with heart disease. My clinical… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Main) | 832-227-1000 (West Campus)
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)
Phone: 936-267-6000
Dr. Howard is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and a member of the Arrhythmia and Pacing (Electrophysiology) Service at Texas Children’s Hospital.  He specializes in the care of children and young adults with heart rhythm disorders.  Dr. Howard provides the full… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
My primary research interests are centered on the study of myocardial mechanics and fetal physiology, alongside medical education within non-invasive imaging. This includes the study of left ventricular strain in both pediatric cardiac transplant and healthy pediatric patient populations  I’m… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
I am a board certified pediatric cardiologist specializing in cardiac catheterization of children and adults with congenital heart disease. My goal is to help families care for their child by helping them understand their problem and treatment plan. My clinical interests include pulmonary… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
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
Phone: 832-824-3278
Dr. Kuriakose grew up in New York and went to Stony Brook University, where she studied Anthropology and also earned her medical degree. She completed her residency and fellowship training at New York University and went on to pursue an advanced fellowship year for cardiac imaging at the Children’s… read more
Phone: 936-267-6000
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
Phone: 832-824-3278
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. 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
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)
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
Phone: 832-824-3278
Clinical Interests: Congenital and acquired pediatric heart disease, cardiac imaging, fetal cardiology, critical care pediatric cardiology.   Research Interests: Myocardial deformation and 3D cardiac imaging, noncompaction cardiomyopathy, premature atherosclerosis, clinical ethics consultation… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
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.  
Phone: 832-824-3278
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
Phone: 832-824-3278
Dr. Miyake is an Associate Professor and is the Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Arrhythmia Program at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is also a member of the Arrhythmia and Pacing (Electrophysiology) Service at Texas Children's Hospital. She specializes in the care of pediatric and adult… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
Dr. Molossi 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. Molossi served as a… read more
Phone: 832-826-5600 (Cardiology)
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
Phone: 832-824-3278
Dr. Morris specializes in cardiovascular imaging of the fetus, child, and young adult and cardiovascular genetics. She is the Medical Director of the Fetal Cardiology Program that provides comprehensive care to families, including diagnosis, counseling, and management, from the time a fetal anomaly… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
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
Phone: 832-824-3278
Clinical Interests: Dr. Nguyen is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist who specializes in pediatric echocardiography. After his pediatric cardiology fellowship, he completed a research fellowship in echocardiography where he received training in clinical and translational research and… read more
Phone: 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
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)
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)
I am a board certified pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist with expertise in pediatric echocardiography, especially 3-dimensional echo as well as fetal cardiology. In the 15 years that I have practiced pediatric cardiology, I have focused on patient centered care and enhancing the experience of… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
Dr. Pham is a member of the Arrhythmia and Pacing (Electrophysiology) service at Texas Children’s Hospital. She specializes in management of cardiac arrhythmias, and management of patients with pacemakers and defibrillators. Dr. Pham also has a special interest exercise physiology and utilizing… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
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
Phone: 832-824-3278
Dr. Price serves as a senior attending physician and cardiologist in the Heart Center at Texas Children’s Hospital. He sees mostly heart failure and transplant patients on the inpatient team but also cares for patients in general cardiology clinics. He is an advocate for children with heart disease… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
I want to get involved in community outreach and work together with local pediatricians to foster strong relationships and provide excellent service for the community. I believe that medical decisions in this complex patient population are best made using a team approach, including perspectives… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
Dr. Qureshi is the Medical Director of The CE Mullins Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at Texas Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Pediatrics at The Baylor College of Medicine. He is board certified in both Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Dr. Qureshi believes it is… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)
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
Phone: 832-824-3278
The primary focus of my clinical practice includes non-invasive imaging including transthoracic, transesophageal and 3D echocardiography as well as cardiac MRI. In addition, I provide inpatient and outpatient care to patients with acquired and congenital heart disease. I have a special interest in… read more
Phone: 832-826-5600 (Main) | 832-227-1000 (West) | 832-828-1800 (Sugar Land)
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
My clinical practice focuses on general cardiology and noninvasive cardiac imaging. My goal is to provide compassionate, holistic, team-based care for our patients, in both the clinic and hospital. I enjoy spending time learning about my patients and strive to provide them with the tools they need… read more
Phone: 737-220-8200
I am a pediatric cardiologist with expertise in transthoracic, transesophageal, and fetal echocardiography. I follow patients from fetal life to adolescence. My goal as a pediatric cardiologist is to provide the highest quality of care to my patients and their families and to give this care in a… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Main) | 832-227-1000 (West) | 281-469-4688 (Cy-Fair)
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 ward… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
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
Phone: 832-826-5600
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
Phone: 832-824-3278
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
Phone: 832-824-3278
Phone: 936-267-6000
I am a pediatric cardiologist specializing in the care of children with heart failure, children with cardiomyopathy, children who have undergone placement of a ventricular assist device, and children who have undergone a heart transplant. I am particularly interested in advancing our field to delay… read more
Phone: 832-826-2030 (Clinic) | 832-826-5770 (Admin)
I am a board certified pediatric cardiologist who specializes in cardiac catheterization of newborns, children, and adults with congenital heart disease. I completed my pediatric cardiology fellowship and interventional cardiology training at Texas Children’s Hospital in 2007. My clinical focus is… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)
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
Phone: 832-824-3278
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
Phone: 832-824-3278
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 magnetic… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
Dr. Webb is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist with specialization in cardiac catheterization of newborns, children and adults. She strives to provide evidence-based, progressive, high-quality care to every patient and believes every child and family is special and deserves the treatment she… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
My clinical practice is centered on noninvasive imaging and inpatient/outpatient cardiology service.  I also have a particular interest in syndromic and non-syndromic aortopathy and I see patients in our Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic.  My research efforts parallel my clinical interests, where I am… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Main)| 832-828-1800 (Sugar Land)
Clinical Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Cardiac MRI, Transesophageal Echocardiography, General Cardiology Research Interests: Stress Cardiac MRI, Non–invasive functional imaging in cardiomyopathy heart Transplant and congenital heart disease
Phone: 832-824-3278
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-term… read more
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
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)
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
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Main) | 936-267-6000 (The Woodlands)

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 streamlined… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
Phone: 832-826-5600
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Cardiology post-surgical care 
Phone: 832-826-5600
Tiffany Elder’s philosophy is to provide families with high-quality, individualized patient care during their most difficult days by focusing on family-centered care. “I believe including families in the care of their child can be empowering and aid in developing a better understanding of the child… read more
Phone: 832-826-5600 (Clinic) | 832-826-5783 (Direct Line)
I have always viewed caring for my patients from a holistic approach, which involves not just treating a disease. Part of my belief in the holistic approach is respecting the role of the patient and families in the treatment and recovery process. Therefore I enjoy partnering with families to create… read more
Phone: 832-826-5600
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)
As a pediatric nurse practitioner, I value care that focuses on the entire family. I strive to meet the needs of my patients and their families, whatever they may be. I consider it an honor to be able to partner with parents and caregivers in promoting the health and wellness of their child.… read more
Phone: 832-826-5600
My goals as a provider are to be respectful, accountable, compassionate, and dedicated to providing the best care possible to the patients and families I work with. Successfully educating and supporting families of pediatric patients with cardiac disease gives me a great sense of achievement as a… read more
Phone: 832-826-5600
Phone: 832-826-5600 (Main) | 936-267-6000 (The Woodlands) | 281-812-0280 (Kingwood)
My philosophy is to provide family centered cardiac care to patients with congenital heart disease both in the hospital and at home. As part of the Cardiovascular Genetics Team, I hope to serve families and patients who carry genetic diagnoses that can have significant implications for… read more
Phone: 832-826-5600 (Clinic) | 832-826-5927 (Direct Line)
My nurse practitioner role is a call to serve children and families during times of illness, which is an extraordinary privilege.  My philosophy is simple, do everything I can to give excellent care to my patients.  I am committed to making a positive impact through my decisions and interactions… read more
Phone: 832-826-5600
My philosophy of care is a commitment. It is a personal responsibility in giving my patients and families the care that is supported by the highest order of compassion, innovation, science and technology. Clinical Interests: Pediatric Cardiology Primary Pediatrics Pediatric ICU, CVICU Medical… read more
Phone: 832-826-5600 (Clinic) | 832-826-1769 (Direct Line)
I strive to provide excellent care to patients and their families; and educate them to feel empowered about their diagnoses. Clinical Interests: Cardiology Genetics 
Phone: 832-826-2575 (Direct Line)
I am committed to providing quality, compassionate, family centered care to my patients and their families. I strive to work in a collaborative effort to understand, educate and provide tools for the best possible outcome, health and wellbeing of my patients. I aim to build a trusting and… read more
Phone: 832-826-5600
I love caring for my patients in many ways. From simply being an available hand to hold, shoulder to cry on, or someone to chat with, to diagnosing disease processes and prescribing necessary medications. I believe in taking care of patients as a whole.   Clinical Interests: Prior to PA school, I… read more
Phone: 832-826-5600
Phone: 832-826-5600
Phone: 832-826-5600 (Clinic)
My philosophy of care centers on providing holistic, compassionate, safe, and effective care to my patients and their families. As a pediatric nurse practitioner, one of my most important goals is to improve children’s health and wellness and incorporate the family while doing so. The care I… read more
Phone: 832-826-5600
I believe in the promotion of the physical and psychological health of children. Patients should have access to cost effective, compassionate, and evidence-based healthcare. Clinical Interests: Health equity and disparities Access to care
Phone: 832-826-5600
My philosophy of care is to provide the quality of care for my patients that I would want for my family and loved ones – with compassion, respect and competence. I am committed to provide excellent care not only in the acute care setting, but I also strive to impart the necessary knowledge and… read more
Phone: 832-826-5600
My goal as a provider is to provide high quality, family centered and individualized care to my patients and their families. I find joy in the continued growth and empowerment of our advanced practice provider teams, quality and process improvement projects and in advocating for a multi-… read more
Phone: 832-826-5600

Certified Genetic Counselor

My goal is to help patients understand the medical and familial implications of genetic cardiovascular disease. As part of the Cardiovascular Genetics team, I work alongside the physicians to provide complex genetic information to our patients in a way that is easy to understand. I also strive to… read more
Phone: 832-826-5952