Antonio G. Cabrera, MD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center



Phone: 832-826-5048
Fax: 832-825-5921

Contact Information

6651 Main Street
Legacy Tower, 21st Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Director, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program

Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
Univ of Arkansas for Med Sciences fellowship Pedi Cardiac Critical Care 2006
Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 2005
University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center residency Pediatrics 2002
Universidad Francisco Marroquin-Guatemala medical school Doctor of Medicine 1998


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 with the Quality Improvement office at Texas Children's querying large administrative databases to evaluate the outcome of medical or surgical interventions.

I am also interested in developing innovative methods for teaching pediatricians who are training to become cardiologists. We utilize simulation-based experiences to reproduce rare events that require precision and deliberate actions from trainees. This spans from communication of bad news to management of patients in extracorporeal life support (ECMO).


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Deputy Editor PREP Cardiology
American College of Cardiology Member
American Heart Association Member
International Society of Heart Lung Transplantation Member
Society of Pediatric Cardiology Training Program Directors President

Selected Publications

Toole BJ, Toole LE, Kyle UG, Cabrera AG, Orellana RA, Coss-Bu JA. Preoperative Nutritional Support and Malnutrition in Infants and Children with Congenital Heart Disease. Congenital Heart Disease 2013 Apr 22.[Epub ahead of print].