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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…
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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…
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Transplant Surgeons

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…
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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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Professional Interests: Congenital Heart Surgery Heart and lung transplants Fontans procedure Norwood operation Patent ductus arteriosus ligation Rastelli procedure Repair of Ebstein's anomaly Repair of anomalous coronary artery Ross procedure Tetralogy of Fallot repair Aortic arch…
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Cardiologists

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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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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