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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…
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Pediatric Cardiologists

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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
Phone: 832-826-5600 (Main) | 832-227-1000 (West) | 832-828-1800 (Sugar Land)

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Main) | 832-227-1000 (West) | 281-469-4688 (Cy-Fair)

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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
Phone: 832-826-2030 (Clinic) | 832-826-5770 (Admin)

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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…
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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…
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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…
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I am a board certified pediatric cardiologist with specialization in diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization of newborns, children, and adults with congenital heart disease.  I strive to provide evidence based, progressive, high quality care to every patient. Every child and family…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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-…
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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  
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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…
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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…
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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. 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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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.…
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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…
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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.  
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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…
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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…
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Advanced Practice Practitioners

Clinical Interests: Pediatric Cardiology post-surgical care 
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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…
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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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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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To provide excellent care to patients and their families; and educate them to feel empowered about their diagnoses. Clinical Interests: Cardiology Genetics 
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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…
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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
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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-…
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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…
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