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Texas Medical Center

Critical Care
Phone: 832-826-6230 (Critical Care)
Fax: 832-825-5929


6651 Main Street
MC E1420
Houston, TX 77030

Natasha S. Afonso, MD, MPH

Medical Director of Simulation, Heart Center

Associate Medical Director, Simulation Center
Associate Program Director for CICU Instructor Program
Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program Core Faculty
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 2014
New York Presbyterian Hospital Residency Pediatrics 2011
Tulane University School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2008
Tulane University School of Public Health University Master of Public Health 2008
University of Pennsylvania Bachelors Bachelor of Arts 2002


I strive to provide exceptional and compassionate care for patients using the strengths of a collaborative and multidisciplinary team.

Clinical Interests:

Congenital heart disease, Simulation, Education, Global health, Acute kidney injury, Single Ventricle physiology

Research Interests:

Acute kidney injury in the pediatric cardiac population

Teaching critical care skills in resource limited settings



Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
Pediatric Intensive Care Society Member
Society of Critical Care Medicine Member

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