Christian Lilje, MD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center



Phone: 832-824-3278

Contact Information

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

Professor, Pediatric Cardiology

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Georgetown University, Washington, DC other Biomedical Ethics (Special Studies) 1989
Albert-Ludwigs University, School of Medicine, Freiburg, Germany medical school Doctor of Medicine 1994
Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany residency Pediatrics 1997
University Hospital, Hamburg, Germany fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 1999
Tulane University School of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 2004


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.


Organization Name Role
Academy for Ethics in Medicine (Germany) Fellow
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
American College of Cardiology Fellow
American Society of Echocardiography Member
Association for European Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology Fellow
Fulbright Alumni Association Member
Society of Pediatric Echocardiography Member

Selected Publications

Books/ book contributions

Lilje C. Klinische 'ethics consultation' in den USA: Hintergründe, Denkstile und Praxis [Clinical ethics consultation in the US: theory and practice] [German]. Medizin in Recht und Ethik, Band 31. F. Enke, Stuttgart 1995. 263 pages.

Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

Lilje C, Cronan JC, Schwartzenburg EJ, Owers EM, Clesi P, Gomez R, Stender S, Vargas A, Hempe J, Chalew SA, Cardinale JP. Intima-Media Thickness at different arterial segments in pediatric type 1 diabetes patients and its relationship with Advanced Glycation End Products. Pediatric Diabetes 2017;0:1–7. DOI: 10.1111/pedi.12557 [Epub ahead of print].

Lilje C, Harry J, Gajewski KK, Gardner R. A modified non-invasive screening protocol for pulmonary hypertension in children with sickle cell disease – who should be sent for invasive evaluation? Pediatric Blood and Cancer 2017;64(11):e26606. DOI:10.1002/pbc.26606 [Epub ahead of print].

Hraska V, Lilje C, Kantorová A, Photiadis A, Fink C, Asfour B, Lacour-Gayet F, Schneider M, Haun C. Ross-Konno procedure in children – mid-term results. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery 2010;1(1):28-33.

Kantorova A, Zbieranek K, Sauer H, Lilje C, Haun C, Hraska V. Primary early correction of Tetralogy of Fallot irrespective of age. Cardiology in the Young 2008;18(2):153-157.

Lilje C, Weiss F, Lacour-Gayet F, Rázek V, Ntalakoura K, Weil J. Double outlet left ventricle. Circulation 2007;115(3):e36-37.

Lilje C, Rázek V, Joyce JJ, Rau T, Finckh BF, Weiss F, Habermann CR, Rice JC, Weil J. Complications of noncompaction of the left ventricular myocardium in a pediatric population: a prospective study. European Heart Journal 2006;27(15):1855-1860.

Lilje C, Weiss F, Lacour-Gayet F, Ntalakoura K, Rázek V, Weil J. Complete ectopia cordis. Circulation 2006;113(19):e757-8.