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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-5800
Fax: 832-825-1903


6621 Fannin Street
Suite A3300
Houston, TX 77030

David Faraoni, MD

Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist

Professor of Anesthesiology - Tenured, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Toronto Fellowship Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia 2017
University in the City of Brussels Residency Anesthesiology Critical Care 2012
University in the City of Brussels Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2007


It is a privilege to be part of Texas Children’s Hospital and the Heart Centre Team. I am committed to provide safe and excellent care to children and adults with congenital heart disease.

My goal is to contribute to the development of pediatric cardiac anesthesia both clinically and academically. My objectives at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine are to keep promoting excellence in clinical care and research, and help junior faculty members, fellows, residents, and students in their path of becoming excellent clinicians and increase the number of clinicians successful in clinical research.

Special Interests:

Cardiac Anesthesia

Transfusion & Hemostasis

Clinical and database research


Organization Name Role
AABB Member
American Heart Association Fellow
American Society of Anesthesiology Member
Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society Member of the Board of Directors
International Anesthesia Research Society Member
International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis Member
Society for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management Member of the Scientific Committee
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Member
Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists Member

Selected Publications

Goobie SM, DiNardo JA, Faraoni D. Relationship between the volume of red blood cell transfused, and outcomes in children undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Transfusion 2016; 56: 2487-2494

Faraoni D, Zurakowski D, Vo D, Goobie SM, Koichi Y, Brown ML, DiNardo JA. Perioperative Outcomes in Children with Congenital Heart Disease undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery: a Propensity Matched Analysis. J Am Coll Cardiol 2016; 67: 793-801

Faraoni D, Vo D, Nasr VG, DiNardo JA. Development and Validation of a Risk Stratification Score for Children with Congenital Heart Disease Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery. Anesth Analg 2016; 123: 824-30

Faraoni D, DiNardo JA, Goobie SM. Relationship between preoperative anemia, red blood cell transfusion, and in-hospital mortality in children undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Anesth Analg 2016; 123: 1582-87

Nasr VG, DiNardo JA, Faraoni D. Development and Validation of a Pediatric Risk Assessment Score to Predict Perioperative Mortality: Comparison with the American Society of Anesthesiologist Physical Status Classification. Anesth Analg 2017;124:1514-1519

Nasr VG, Staffa S, Zurakowski D, DiNardo JA, Faraoni D. The Integration of the Intrinsic Surgical Risk into A Pediatric Risk Assessment Model Helps Predict Mortality following Pediatric Noncardiac Surgery. Anesthesiology 2019; 130:971-980

Faraoni D, Meier J, New HV, Van der Linden PJ, Hunt BJ. Patient Blood Management for Neonates and Children undergoing Cardiac Surgery: 2019 NATA guidelines. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2019; 33:3249-3263

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