Our 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

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3278

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... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin MC WT19345H Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-1929

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... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin MC 19345H Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-1929
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 following congenital heart surgery. Clinical Interests: My main clinical interests include the treatment of neonates and infants... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street MC 19345H Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 6621 Fannin MC 19345H Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-2030



Cardiologists

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 MC E1420 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-5048
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... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3278
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