Our Team

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heart transplant team

The heart transplant team at Texas Children’s Hospital is much more than just a surgical team. Our transplant coordinators work with surgeons, cardiologists, social workers, child life specialists, dietitians, pharmacists and physical and occupational therapists to give your child the best care possible.

Our heart transplant team treats the most challenging and rarest of cases giving every child the best chance for recovery.

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… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278

Surgical Director

Dr. Adachi is a board-certified cardiac surgeon specialized in congenitally malformed hearts both in pediatric and adult patients. Dr. Adachi performs a full range of congenital heart surgeries, including neonatal single ventricle repairs and reoperative procedures in adults with history of… read more
Phone: 832-826-2030 (CHS)

Heart Transplant Department 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… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278

Transplant Surgeons

Dr. Adachi is a board-certified cardiac surgeon specialized in congenitally malformed hearts both in pediatric and adult patients. Dr. Adachi performs a full range of congenital heart surgeries, including neonatal single ventricle repairs and reoperative procedures in adults with history of… read more
Phone: 832-826-2030 (CHS)
I’m a board certified cardiac surgeon. I specialize in the surgical management of children and adults with congenital heart disease. Focusing on improving the outcomes and the length of hospital stay following congenital heart surgery. Clinical Interests: My main clinical interests include the… read more
Phone: 832-826-2030
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… read more
Phone: 832-826-2030
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… read more
Phone: 832-826-2030
Dr. Jeffrey Heinle was named chief of Congenital Heart Surgery in December 2022. He also serves as co-director of Texas Children’s Heart Center with Dan Penny, M.D., chief of Cardiology. Dr. Heinle specializes in congenital heart surgery, including neonatal and infant repairs as well as heart and… read more
Phone: 832-826-2030 (CHS)
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… read more
Phone: 832-826-2030
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… read more
Phone: 832-826-2030

Cardiologists

My clinical interests include cardiac transplantation and advanced heart failure. My ongoing research includes studies evaluating new heart failure therapies, as well as studies to evaluate new therapies and outcomes in cardiac transplantation. I have a special interest in the management of human… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
Dr. Price serves as a senior attending physician and cardiologist in the Heart Center at Texas Children’s Hospital. He sees mostly heart failure and transplant patients on the inpatient team but also cares for patients in general cardiology clinics. He is an advocate for children with heart disease… read more
Phone: 832-824-3278
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… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230
I am a pediatric cardiologist specializing in the care of children with heart failure, children with cardiomyopathy, children who have undergone placement of a ventricular assist device, and children who have undergone a heart transplant. I am particularly interested in advancing our field to delay… read more
Phone: 832-826-2030 (Clinic) | 832-826-5770 (Admin)

Advanced Practive Provider

I strive to provide compassionate, evidence based, comprehensive, care to my patients and their families/caregivers. I believe that the best care is provided with a team approach and that includes collaboration with and empowerment of the child and family. I am committed to lifelong learning and… read more
Phone: 832-826-6230