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Texas Medical Center

Congenital Heart Surgery
Phone: 832-826-2030 (CHS)
Fax: 832-825-1904


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

Jeffrey S. Heinle, MD

Chief, Congenital Heart Surgery
Brad and Melissa Juneau Endowed Chair in Congenital Heart Surgery
Donovan Chair in Congenital Heart Surgery

Co-Director, Texas Children’s Heart Center
Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Professor and Chief, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Brigham and Women's Hospital Fellowship Cardiovascular Surgery 1996
Children's Hospital Boston Fellowship Pedi Cardiovascular Surgery 1995
Duke University Medical Center Residency Thoracic Surgery 1994
Duke University Medical Center Residency Thoracic Surgery 1993
University of Pennsylvania Health System Internship General Surgery 1989
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1987


Dr. Jeffrey Heinle was named chief of Congenital Heart Surgery in December 2022. He also serves as co-director of Texas Children’s Heart Center with Dan Penny, M.D., chief of Cardiology. Dr. Heinle specializes in congenital heart surgery, including neonatal and infant repairs as well as heart and lung transplants in children. His research interests include cerebral and myocardial protection during cardiac surgery, early extubation following congenital heart surgery, advances in congenital heart surgery, and improving the outcomes following congenital heart surgery. 

News Articles:

4-year-old Spring boy with heart defects gets fresh start 


Organization Name Role
American Association of Thoracic Surgeons Member
American College of Surgeons Fellow
Congenital Heart Surgeons Society Member
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Member
Society of Thoracic Surgeons Member

Selected Publications

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