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Texas Medical Center

Cardiology, Adult Cardiology


Adult Congenital Heart


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

Christopher R. Broda, MD

Instructor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Adult Congenital Heart Disease 2020
University of Toronto Fellowship Adult Congenital Heart Disease 2020
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 2018
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 2015
Wake Forest University School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2012


Providing medical care is about more than just ordering tests and giving results. I endeavor to provide a holistic, patient-centered care model to my patients by utilizing the most up-to-date, cutting-edge techniques and methods to enable the best possible outcomes. I leverage my personal history with congenital heart disease to provide a compassionate and sympathetic experience for my patients as I believe patients are integral to the decision-making process.

Clinical Interests:

My clinical interests involve providing comprehensive care to patients with cardiomyopathies and all forms of congenital heart disease, including those with the most complex hearts and/or those who may need advanced therapies such as mechanical circulatory support devices and/or organ transplantation.

Research Interests:

My research interests involve investigations into the outcomes in adult congenital heart disease; heart failure in adult congenital heart disease; Fontan circulation; and translational research to bring new and innovative therapies to improve and prolong the lives of patients with congenital heart disease.


Organization Name Role
Adult Congenital Heart Association Member
American College of Cardiology Mermber
American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Member
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant

Selected Publications

Broda C, Castellanos D, Pham TD, Dreyer W, Opina, A, Ermis P, Lam W. Improvement in Protein-Losing Enteropathy in a Patient With Fontan Circulation After Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prescriptive Exercise. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery 2020 May;11(3):364-365. doi: 10.1177/2150135119896557.

Broda C, Downing T, John A. Diagnosis and Management of the Adult Patient with a Failing Fontan Circulation. Heart Failure Reviews 2020 Mar 17. doi: 10.1007/s10741-020-09932-0. [Epub ahead of print].

Broda C, Salciccoli, K, Lopez K, Ermis P, Moodie D, Dickerson H. Outcomes in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease and Heterotaxy Syndrome: A Single Center Experience. Congenital Heart Disease 2019 Nov;14(6):885-894. doi: 10.1111/chd.12856. Epub 2019 Oct 16.

Broda C. Opportunities for Training to Advance the Care for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease with Advanced Circulatory Failure. Congenital Heart Disease 2019 May;14(3):487-490. doi: 10.1111/chd.12748. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Broda C, Sriraman H, Wadhwa D, Akcan-Arikan A, Wang Y, Tunuguntla H, Ermis P, Price J. Renal Dysfunction is Associated with Higher Central Venous Pressures in Patients with Fontan Circulation. Congenital Heart Disease 2018, Jul;13(4):602-607. doi: 10.1111/chd.12617. Epub 2018 Aug 5.

Broda C, Taylor DA, Adachi I. Progress in Experimental and Clinical Subpulmonary Assistance for Fontan Circulation. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018, Nov;156(5):1949-1956. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.04.102. Epub 2018 May 4.

Broda C, Cabrera AG, Rossano JW, Jefferies JL, Towbin JA, Chen C, Shamszad P. Cardiac Transplantation in Children with Down Syndrome, Turner Syndrome and Other Chromosomal Anomalies: A MultiInstitutional Outcomes Analysis. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2018 Jun;37(6):749-754.

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