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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

Associate Chief, Congenital Heart Surgery

Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program


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


Research interests include but are not limited to cerebral and myocardial protection during cardiac surgery; early extubation following congenital heart surgery. Minimally invasive procedures in congenital heart surgery. Advances in congenital heart surgery. Improving the outcomes following congenital heart surgery. Dr. Heinle has authored or co-authored 12 articles for scholarly and professional publications such as the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgical Forum, Transplantation, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and Journal of Surgical Research. He has also authored or co-authored seven book chapters, and has presented his research to professional audiences. His writing and speaking topics have included early extubation of neonates and young infants after cardiac surgery, cerebral metabolic effects of hypothermic circulatory arrest, mycardial protection during congenital heart surgery, congenital anomalies of the chest wall, surgery for congenital heart disease, and heart valve recovery, preservation, and transplantation.

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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