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

I am dedicated to improving the outcomes for critically ill children through providing an excellent clinical service, academic research, and through education of our own clinicians and also of our neighbors and external stakeholders. My personal research interests lie in the fields of... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Medical Director of CICU

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Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Cardiac Intensive Care - Physicians

I have dedicated my career to the care of children with critical cardiac disease. The sophisticated and highly complex care of such patients requires working within a specialized team to deliver superior care. The team must work in beautiful harmony to create and perform an integrated care plan... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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   Research Interests: Acute kidney injury in the... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
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 care... Read more

Address: 6551 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr Bavare's primary clinical interests are pediatric cardiac illnesses and pediatric critical care conditions. Her research interests include improvement of medical communication, critical response in crisis situations and simulation medicine. She has developed and evaluated the effectiveness of a... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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 neonates, infants and children with congenital heart disease; heart failure and... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-6230
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  Application... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
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: 6651 Main Street Legacy Tower, 21st Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5048
Jaime Causey, MD



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: 6651 Main Street Legacy Tower, 21st Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3278
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

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-832-6230
I do my best to foster family centered care within the PICU and CVICU. Having a sick child with a complex diagnosis induces untold stress and frustration on the family. Rounding at the bedside, including families in rounds and promoting as much family involvement in daily care as is appropriate... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street WT6-006 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-6230


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Care of critical illness and medically complex disease is optimal when it is collaborative amongst the multiple specialists and disciplines, as well as inclusive of family/patient participation.   Clinical Interests: Intensive care medicine, perioperative cardiac care, complex medical care,... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
As the ICU is a difficult time for patients and their families, I believe it is important to understand the goals and priorities of critical ill patients and their families. This way, we can work towards those goals as a comprehensive interdisciplinary team.    Clinical Interests: Cardiovascular... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-5952
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. 

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Lasa's clinical interest is in critical care for pediatric patients with cardiovascular disease, both congenital and acquired. His research interests center on improving clinical outcomes of pediatric patients who've undergone cardiac surgery as well as patients who've suffered a... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
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: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3278
Research Interests: Anesthetic exposure and neurodevelopemental outcomes Perioperative hemodynamics following the Ross procedure

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite A3300 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Tsang’s clinical interest is in critical care of patients with congenital and acquired cardiovascular disease.  He cares for patients in the cardiovascular ICU of the Texas Children’s Hospital Heart Center, and he also sees patients in the outpatient cardiology clinic at the main campus of... Read more

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230
Dr. Tume's research and clinical interests include: Cardiovascular Critical Care, Critical Care Imaging.

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-6230

Cardiac Intensive Care - Advanced Practice Practitioners






Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600
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

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600
I am a nurse practitioner board certified in pediatric primary and acute care. I am interested in working with children with congenital heart disease and cardiac anomalies in an intensive care setting. 

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600
Clinical interests include but not limited to ECMO, E-CPR in the pediatric cardiac patient, and palliative care in the pediatric cardiac population.

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600


Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600
I am passionate about providing exceptional care to patients with congenital or acquired heart defects. My areas of interest include improving developmental care for neonates and infants with congenital heart disease, as well as improving care delivered to this fragile population.

Address: 6651 Main Street MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5600