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Texas Medical Center

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


6621 Fannin Street
Suite A3300
Houston, TX 77030

David Freed Vener, MD

Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist

Professor of Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
The Hospital for Sick Children Fellowship Pediatric Anesthesiology 1994
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Anesthesiology 1993
Baylor College of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1989


Dr. Vener's academic interest is the development of an international database of congenital cardiac anesthesia developed in conjunction with the Society of Thoracic Surgery's Congenital Cardiac Surgical database. This database has gone live and been released commercial vendors and institutions beginning in January 2010. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Vener is also active in the business management of the department and the Texas Children's Hospital Physician Service Organization.


Organization Name Role
American Society of Anesthesiology Member
Anesthesia Quality Institute Advisory Board Member
Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society Founding Member; Chair, Database Committee
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Member
Society of Thoracic Surgeons Associate Member; STS Congenital Surgery Database Committee

Selected Publications

Caplan L and Vener DF. Databases and Outcomes in Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery 2011. Vol 2 (4), p 586 ? 592.

* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.