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Texas Medical Center

Critical Care
Phone: 832-826-6230


6651 Main Street
MC E1420
Houston, TX 77030

Kriti Puri, MBBS, FAAP, FACC

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Critical Care Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Critical Care 2020
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 2018
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Residency Pediatrics 2015
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Internship Pediatrics 2013
All India Institute of Medical Sciences MBBS Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Medicine 2010


Dr Kriti Puri is a pediatric cardiac intensive care physician and pediatric cardiologist with a special focus on advanced heart failure and mechanical circulatory support. Boarded in both pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care medicine, she practices in the cardiac intensive care unit as well as on the pediatric heart failure and transplantation service. Her wide scope of training provides her the skills to provide comprehensive care for children with heart disease in multiple clinical settings and provide seamless communication and collaboration between the various teams caring for these complex patients. In addition to clinical practice, she pursues her interests in a research capacity as well, leading several collaborative projects between the critical care and cardiology (heart failure and transplant) teams. Her research interests include critical care practices and outcomes of children in advanced heart failure or on mechanical circulatory support, hematologic aspects of the care of these patients (including anemia, iron deficiency, blood transfusion practices, and anticoagulation), and their nutritional support (including specific nutritional deficiencies, undernutrition, and obesity).

She also has an interest in academic and creative writing, having authored a young adult fiction book titled “Kian and the Secret of Track One”, and serving as the Editorial Fellow on the Editorial Board of Pediatrics in Review since 2020. She is also a regular reviewer for multiple journals including Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Pediatrics, and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. She is invested in the well-rounded care of children with heart disease and their families and is the co-founder of an early childhood literacy and reading program called “Books@Heart” at the Texas Children’s Heart Center in 2021.


Organization Name Role
"Pediatrics in Review” Editorial Board Editorial Fellow
American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Member of the Publications and Communications Workgroup
American College of Cardiology Fellow; Member, Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Section and the Early Career Professionals Section
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Member of the Connections Committee
“Pediatrics” Editorial Board Editorial Fellow (2019 - 2020)

Selected Publications

Puri K, Price JF, Spinner JA, Powers JM, Denfield SW, Cabrera AG, Tunuguntla HP, Dreyer WJ, Shah MD. Iron Deficiency Is Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Pediatric Heart Failure. J Pediatr 2020 Jan;216:58-66.e1.

Puri K, Anders MM, Tume SC, Cabrera AG, Heinle JS, Causey JC, Wang Y, Moffett BS, Shekerdemian LS. Characteristics and Outcomes of Pediatric Patients supported with Ventricular Assist Device – A Multi-institutional Analysis. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2019 Aug;20(8):744-752.

Puri K*, Choudhry S*, Denfield SW. An Update on Pediatric Cardiomyopathy. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2019 Jun 25;21(8):36 (* - authors contributed equally).

Puri K, Singh H, Denfield SW, Cabrera AG, Dreyer WJ, Price JF. Missed Diagnosis of New-Onset Systolic Heart Failure at First Presentation in Children with No Known Heart Disease. J Pediatr 2019 May; 208:258-264.e3.

Puri K, Jeewa A, Adachi I, Denfield SW, Cabrera AG, Price JF, Humlicek TJ, Burki S, Dreyer WJ, Shah MD. Prevalence of Anemia and Iron Deficiency in Pediatric Patients on Ventricular Assist Devices. ASAIO J 2018 Nov/Dec;64(6):795-801.

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* 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.