Our Team

The combination of the many types of pediatric heart specialists in the Heart Center ensures every patient has access to expert diagnosis and treatment.  

The Heart Center is located in the Legacy Tower, on floors 16-23. The close proximity of the Heart Center’s treatment and administrative areas enables team members to respond quickly to patient and family needs or emergencies and promotes collaboration among the center’s multidisciplinary team.

Congenital Heart Surgery - Chief

Congenital heart surgery requires integrated teamwork from cardiologists, cardiac intensivists, cardiac anesthetists, specialized nurses, and cardiac surgeons. At Texas Children's Hospital, our Heart Center will bring these groups together to provide the best care achievable for patients with…
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Associate Chief of Congenital Heart Surgery

Research interests include but are not limited to cerebral and myocardial protection during cardiac surgery; early extubation following congenital heart surgery. Minimally invasive procedures in congenital heart surgery. Advances in congenital heart surgery. Improving the outcomes following…
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Congenital Heart Surgery - Physicians

Dr. Adachi has written extensively regarding surgical, morphological, and physiological aspects of congenitally malformed hearts. His clinical and research interests also include pediatric heart failure and mechanical circulatory support including ventricular assist device and total artificial…
Phone: 832-826-2030 (CHS)

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The care of the child with congenital heart disease is a privilege and honor. I work together with our Anesthesia, Intensive Care, Cardiology and Nursing colleagues to provide world class care to our patients. Our patient’s become part of our growing family and as a surgeon, I value the relentless…
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My goal is for all children born with congenital heart disease to enjoy healthy and active lives, far beyond their childhood years. Although I operate on the full age and diagnostic spectrum, a particular focus of mine is to expand and develop our Adult Congenital Heart Program practice. Adults…
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Michiaki Imamura, MD is board certified in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Cardiovascular Surgery.  He specializes in the surgical management of children and adults with congenital heart disease. His clinical interests encompass the full range of congenital heart surgical issues, including…
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Congenital Heart Surgery - Advanced Practice Providers

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As a certified PA, I strive to provide compassionate, evidence-based care for patients and their families. I believe patient-centered treatment plans, education, and care coordination are essential to achieve the best outcomes. Clinical Interests: I am interested in congenital heart disease as a…
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I have a special interest in patients born with congenital heart disease. I work closely with the congenital heart surgeons to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care, and maintain close contact with patients and families during the hospitalization to help provide continuity of care. I…
Phone: 832-826-2030 (CHS)

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I am a nurse practitioner board certified in pediatric acute care. My philosophy of care includes providing comprehensive and up-to-date health care in a healing environment that emphasizes compassion, integrity and excellence.   My clinical interests are within the field of congenital heart…
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I am committed to providing high quality, evidence-based, family-centered care to our pediatric and adult congenital heart disease patients. Clinical Interests: Pediatric and adult congenital heart disease Quality improvement projects throughout the heart center 
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Pediatric Cardiology - Chief

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 Cardiology - Physicians

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…
Phone: 832-822-2243

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)

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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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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Main) | 832-227-1000 (West) | 832-828-1800 (Sugar Land)

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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…
Phone: 832-822-2243

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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. 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…
Phone: 832-826-5600 (Cardiology)

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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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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. 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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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…
Phone: 832-822-2243

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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. 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. 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…
Phone: 936-267-6000

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Main) | 936-267-6000 (The Woodlands)

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Pediatric Cardiology - Advanced Practice Providers

Phone: 832-826-5600

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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…
Phone: 832-826-5600

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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…
Phone: 832-826-5600

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Phone: 832-826-5600 (Main) | 936-267-6000 (The Woodlands) | 281-812-0280 (Kingwood)

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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…
Phone: 832-826-5600 (Clinic) | 832-826-5927 (Direct Line)

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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-…
Phone: 832-826-5600

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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…
Phone: 832-826-5600

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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…
Phone: 832-826-5600 (Clinic) | 832-826-1769 (Direct Line)

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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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Interventional Cardiology - Directors

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…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)

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Interventional Cardiology - Physicians

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

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Professional Interests: Neonatal Cardiac Intensive Care
Phone: 832-826-1380

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)

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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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Interventional Cardiology - Advanced Practice Providers

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…
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I have 25+ years of clinical experience in both pediatric and adult cardiology before I pursued graduate school. As part of the Interventional Cardiology Team, I am committed with providing care to patients undergoing cardiac catheterization procedures and supporting their families in a holistic,…
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Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing - Director

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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Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing - Physicians

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. 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…
Phone: 832-822-2243

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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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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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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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Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing - Advanced Practice Provider

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…
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Pediatric and Congenital Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography - Physicians

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…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)

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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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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Main) | 832-227-1000 (West) | 832-828-1800 (Sugar Land)

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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. 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. 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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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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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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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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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. 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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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. 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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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)

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Fetal Cardiology

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…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)

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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-…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Main) | 832-227-1000 (West) | 832-828-1800 (Sugar Land)

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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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,…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)

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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.…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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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,…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)

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Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Main) | 832-227-1000 (West) | 832-828-1800 (Sugar Land)

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Dr. Masand is the Division Chief for Body and Cardiovascular imaging, in the department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Masand is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and has a certificate of added qualification in the field of Pediatric Radiology. He is an…
Phone: 832-824-7237

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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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,…
Phone: 832-826-5600

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Cardiac Intensivists - Section Head

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)  …
Phone: 832-826-6230

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Cardiac Intensivists - Medical Director

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

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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…
Phone: 832-826-6230 (Critical Care)

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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…
Phone: 832-822-6230

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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

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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…
Phone: 832-826-6230

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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…
Phone: 832-822-6230 (Critical Care)

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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 …
Phone: 832-826-6230

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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…
Phone: 832-826-6230 (Critical Care)

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)

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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…
Phone: 832-832-6230

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I am committed to providing excellent care to the most critically ill patients, while supporting parents and families through one of the most stressful experience. Clinical Interests: Caring for critically ill children, managing complex physiology of critically ill children and adults with…
Phone: 832-824-5952

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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

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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…
Phone: 832-826-6230

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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…
Phone: 832-826-6230

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Research Interests: Anesthetic exposure and neurodevelopemental outcomes Perioperative hemodynamics following the Ross procedure
Phone: 832-824-5800

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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…
Phone: 832-826-6230

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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…
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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:…
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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…
Phone: 832-826-6230 (Critical Care) | 832-824-7849 - pager 1178 (Single Ventricle)

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Dr. Tume's research and clinical interests include: Cardiovascular Critical Care, Critical Care Imaging.
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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…
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Cardiac Intensive Care - Advanced Practice Providers

Phone: 832-826-5600

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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…
Phone: 832-826-5600

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Cardiovascular Anesthesia - Director

The care of patients with congenital heart disease for cardiac and non-cardiac procedures is a continuously evolving science. My interest in the field guided my training, research and clinical work for the past 20 years. Neonates and infants with congenital heart defects and their families seek…
Phone: 832-824-5800

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Cardiovascular Anesthesia - Physicians

Dean Andropoulos, M.D., M.H.C.M. is Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital, and Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine. He received his M.D. degree from the University of…
Phone: 832-824-5800

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Dr. Bacigalupo received his M.D. degree from Universidad de San Martin de Porres in Lima, Peru. After three years of General surgery training, he completed his Anesthesiology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He then pursued a Pediatric Anesthesiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s…
Phone: 832-824-5800

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I am excited to be a part of the Texas Children's Heart Center team, Pediatric Anesthesia team, and the continuing commitment to excellence. I take my role and responsibilities very seriously to provide safe anesthesia for children with and without congenital heart disease undergoing procedures. I…
Phone: 832-82-HEART (832) 824-3278

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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…
Phone: 832-832-6230

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Phone: 832-824-5800

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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The care of patients with congenital heart disease for cardiac and non-cardiac procedures is a continuously evolving science. My interest in the field guided my training, research and clinical work for the past 20 years. Neonates and infants with congenital heart defects and their families seek…
Phone: 832-824-5800

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Dr. Motta's interests entail the study of thoracic epidural anesthesia in pediatric lung transplant recipients. He is also collaborating in the study of the anesthetic management and outcomes in Berlin heart patients. Dr. Motta is involved in peri-operative trans-esophageal echocardiography and…
Phone: 832-824-5800

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Research Interests: Anesthetic exposure and neurodevelopemental outcomes Perioperative hemodynamics following the Ross procedure
Phone: 832-824-5800

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Dr. Vener's academic interest is the development of an international database of congenital cardiac anesthesia developed in conjunction with the Society of Thoracic Surgery's Congenital Cardiac Surgical database. This database has gone live and been released commercial vendors and institutions…
Phone: 832-824-5800

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Heart Failure and Transplant - Medical Director

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…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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Heart Failure and Transplant - Surgical Director

Research interests include but are not limited to cerebral and myocardial protection during cardiac surgery; early extubation following congenital heart surgery. Minimally invasive procedures in congenital heart surgery. Advances in congenital heart surgery. Improving the outcomes following…
Phone: 832-826-2030 (CHS)

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Heart Failure and Transplant - Physicians

Dr. Adachi has written extensively regarding surgical, morphological, and physiological aspects of congenitally malformed hearts. His clinical and research interests also include pediatric heart failure and mechanical circulatory support including ventricular assist device and total artificial…
Phone: 832-826-2030 (CHS)

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Congenital heart surgery requires integrated teamwork from cardiologists, cardiac intensivists, cardiac anesthetists, specialized nurses, and cardiac surgeons. At Texas Children's Hospital, our Heart Center will bring these groups together to provide the best care achievable for patients with…
Phone: 832-826-2030

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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Michiaki Imamura, MD is board certified in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Cardiovascular Surgery.  He specializes in the surgical management of children and adults with congenital heart disease. His clinical interests encompass the full range of congenital heart surgical issues, including…
Phone: 832-826-2030

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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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Adult Congenital Heart Disease - Medical Director

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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Adult Congenital Heart Disease - Surgical Director

My goal is for all children born with congenital heart disease to enjoy healthy and active lives, far beyond their childhood years. Although I operate on the full age and diagnostic spectrum, a particular focus of mine is to expand and develop our Adult Congenital Heart Program practice. Adults…
Phone: 832-826-2030

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease - Physicians

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…
Phone: 832-822-2243

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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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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…
Phone: 832-822-2243 (Main) | 832-227-1000 (West)

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Coronary Anomalies Program - Medical Director

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…
Phone: 832-826-5600 (Cardiology)

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Coronary Anomalies Program - Physicians

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…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Main) | 832-227-1000 (West) | 832-828-1800 (Sugar Land)

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Dr. Masand is the Division Chief for Body and Cardiovascular imaging, in the department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Masand is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and has a certificate of added qualification in the field of Pediatric Radiology. He is an…
Phone: 832-824-7237

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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,…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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Coronary Anomalies Program - Advanced Practice Providers/Staff

Dana Reaves-O’Neal is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner in the Department of Cardiology at Texas Children’s Hospital. Her primary role is in the evaluation and management of patients with anomalous aortic origin of coronary arteries (AAOCA). In addition, she manages patients in the Inpatient…
Phone: 832-826-5600

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Cardiovascular Genetics - Physicians

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…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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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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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Main)| 832-828-1800 (Sugar Land)

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Cardiovascular Genetics - Medical Director

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…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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Prevention Cardiology - Physicians

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…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)

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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,…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278

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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…
Phone: 832-824-3278 (Main) | 936-267-6000 (The Woodlands)

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