Faridis Serrano Forty, PhD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center


Critical Care

Phone: 832-826-6278

Contact Information

6651 Main Street
MC E1420
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas US

Assistant Professor, Section of Critical Care Medicine

Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine postgraduate training (From the Molecular Physiology and Biophysic’s Dept.) 2005
University of Pittsburgh PhD Doctor of Philosophy - Neuroscience 2001
University of Puerto Rico masters Masters of Science - Biology 1994


Research Interests:

My research interests include understanding the impact that heart defects or disease have in the neurodevelopmental outcomes of children. The Heart Center at Texas Children’s Hospital has a Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Program that follows the development of children born with congenital heart disease and have undergone cardiac surgery. As part of this program I maintain an IRB approved Cardiology Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Clinic Database with the purpose of answering research questions aimed at reducing the incidence or impact of impaired outcome after cardiac surgery. Another project that I am involved with includes the coordination of research studies with other Pediatric Centers in the US and Canada that are part of the Pediatric Heart Network.