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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-3278 (Cardiology)
Fax: 832-825-5630


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

Maria Regina Laki Lantin-Hermoso, MD

Associate Pediatric Cardiologist in Advanced Imaging


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 1996
New York Medical College Residency Pediatrics 1993
University of Santo Tomas Internship Rotating Internship 1989
University of Santo Tomas Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1988


Dr. Lantin-Hermoso's research and clinical interest is echocardiography, fetal cardiology and out-patient pediatric cardiology. Her teaching focus is cardiology education at all levels of training. She directs the Cardiology Elective Curriculum for TCH/Baylor Pediatric Residents, medical students, and foreign visiting students and physicians.

Dr. Lantin-Hermoso's other areas of expertise include fetal cardiology and peri-operative trans-esophageal echocardiography. She has been involved in fetal cardiac monitoring and resuscitation during fetal EXIT procedures and open fetal interventions. One of her research interests is the development of 3Dimensional echo protocols for the evaluation of congenital heart defects, particularly the quantitative assessment of ventricular function in Single ventricles by 3D Echo. She has been involved in the Single Ventricle Program, and along with other Echo lab faculty, is interested in identifying echo prognosticating characteristics that might predict outcomes. Dr. Lantin-Hermoso is also interested in the echo evaluation of children with pulmonary hypertension.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Elected Fellow
American College of Cardiology Elected Fellow
American Heart Association Member
American Society of Echocardiography Elected Fellow
Harris County Medical Society Member

Selected Publications

Fu M, Choi G, Xie M, Wu J, Carlos W, Morris S, Santos A, Ayres N, Denfield S, Lantin R, Ge S. Quantitative Real-Time 3D Echocardiography Predicts Adverse Outcomes in Functional Single Ventricle Patients. Journal of American Society Echocardiograph2010.

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