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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-3278
Fax: 832-825-5016


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

Daniel J. Penny, MD, PhD

Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
Co-Director, Texas Children's Heart Center

Professor and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Monash University PhD Doctor of Philosophy 2005
The Royal Children's Hospital Fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 1997
The Royal Children's Hospital Fellowship Cardiology 1994
Adelaide, Meath & The National Children's Hospital Residency Internal Medicine/Pediatrics 1989
National Maternity Hospital Residency Internal Medicine/Pediatrics 1989
Saint Luke's General Hospital Residency Internal Medicine/Pediatrics 1989
St. James Hospital/Dr. Steevens Hospital Residency Internal Medicine/Pediatrics 1989
Federated Dublin Voluntary Hospitals Internship Internal Medicine/Pediatrics 1988
Cork University Hospital Internship Medical & Surgical 1987
National University of Ireland Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1986


As Texas Children's Hospital moves along its journey towards preeminence, it will be essential that developments within the Cardiology section explicitly contribute to this strategic goal. It is the ambition of the Cardiology section to make these contributions through a number of advances. These will be to:

Recruit exceptional people. Texas Children's Hospital has a long tradition of recruiting the best and the brightest. We will continue to make Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine an employer of choice for pediatric cardiologists.

Develop strong and sustainable partnerships with our stake-holders. We believe that our ability to develop strong and sustainable partnerships with our stakeholders is fundamental to the position of exceptional care. We are enhancing our partnerships with professional stakeholders within Houston and beyond. Our partnerships with our children and their parents are fundamental to our care philosophy and we continue to strengthen these.

Achieve superlative and quantifiable outcomes. The Heart Center at Texas Children's Hospital has always prided itself on the superlative outcomes which can be provided for patients with heart disease. We will continue to build on this exceptional performance. Through the use of informational technologies, we will develop new ways of outcome assessment.

Perform practice-altering research. The past decade has witnessed a transformational change in the research directions related to pediatric cardiovascular care. There has been an emphasis on translational research, with rapid translation of laboratory findings into the clinical arena. There has also been a great emphasis on multidiscipline research such that it is now important that a research program considers all aspects of a child's life and that of their family. It is our ambition to lead the way in the area of translation of research and also to the pioneers in the area of multidisciplinary outcome based research.

Provide exceptional education for all physicians and other providers as well as our families. Few cardiology units have educated as many leaders in pediatric cardiology as Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. This educational tradition was developed by Dr. Dan McNamara and we will continue to build on this into the future.

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Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
Congenital Heart Disease Advisory Board Associate Editor
Paediatrics Editor, May 2011 - May 2016
Pediatric Heart Network Executive Committee
Texas Heart Institute Medical Executive Committee

Selected Publications

Mynard JP, Davidson MR, Penny DJ, Smolich JJ. Non-linear separation of pressure, velocity and wave intensity into forward and backward components.Medical & Biological Engineering&Computing 2012 Jun;50(6):641-8. PMID 22447369.

Awards & Honors

Dr. Penny is the recipient of the 2014 University College Cork (UCC) Medical School Medal which was created to honor those who have made exceptional contributions to medicine and society.

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