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Surgeon Neil Cambronero


Texas Medical Center

Congenital Heart Surgery
Phone: 832-826-2030


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

Neil Cambronero, MD

Associate Surgeon

Program Director, ACGME
Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Congenital Cardiac Surgery 2017
University of California San Francisco Fellowship Pediatric Cardiac Surgery 2014
University of California San Francisco Fellowship Thoracic Surgery 2012
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Residency General Surgery 2009
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Internship General Surgery 2005
SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2004
SUNY Stonybrook Bachelors Bachelor of Arts 1995


The care of the child with congenital heart disease is a privilege and honor. I work together with our Anesthesia, Intensive Care, Cardiology and Nursing colleagues to provide world class care to our patients. Our patient’s become part of our growing family and as a surgeon, I value the relentless attention to detail both during our patient’s surgical procedure and postoperative recovery.

Clinical Interests:

Newborn congenital cardiac surgery

Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia with Major Aortopulmonary Collaterals (MAPCAS)

Off Bypass Aortic Arch repair on premature, low birthweight neonates

Research Interests:

Computational modeling of Congenital Heart Disease

Skill Acquisition in Cardiac Surgery


Organization Name Role
American Heart Association Member
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Member
Western Thoracic Surgical Association Member

Selected Publications

Sanchez Mejia AA, Cambronero N, Dongarwar D, Salihu HM, Vigil-Mallette MA, Garcia BY, Morris SA.  Hospital Outcomes Among Infants with Interrupted Aortic Arch with Simple and Complex Associated Heart Defects. Am J Cardiol. 2022 Mar 1;166:97-106. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2021.11.032. Epub 2021 Dec 29.PMID: 34973687

Cambronero N. Discussion. Low Preoperative Superior Vena Cava Blood Flow Predicts Bidirectional Cavopulmonary Shunt Failure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2020 Dec;160(6):1539-1540. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.04.115. Epub 2020 Jun 25.PMID: 32595032.

Cambronero N, Swami N, Kouretas P, Reddy VM. Treatment Options for Pulmonary Atresia/VSD/MAPCAs. Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics 5(3), 368-79. 2019 Nov. DOI: 10.1007/s40746-019-00183-2.

Zinter M, Barrows B, Ursell P, Kowalek K, Kalantar K, Cambronero N, Derisi J, Oishi P, Dvorak C. Extracorporeal Life Support Survival in a Pediatric Hematopoietic Cellular Transplant Recipient with Presumed GvHD-Related Fulminant Myocarditis. Bone Marrow Transplant 2017 Sep;52(9): 1330-3. Epub 2017 June 5. doi: 10.1038/bmt.2017.114 PMID: 28581474.

Genet M, Chuan Lee L, Ge L, Acevedo-Bolton G, Jeung N, Martin A, Cambronero N, Boyle A, Yeghiazarians Y, Kozerke S, Guccione JM. A Novel Method for Quantifying Smooth Regional Variations in Myocardial Contractility Within an Infarcted Human Left Ventricle Based on Delay-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging. J Biomech Eng 2015 Aug 1; 137(8). PMID: 25994000.

Ratcliffe M, Cambronero N, Takaba K, Ge L. Studies on postinfarct left ventricular remodeling: state of the art. Ann Thorac Surg 2015 Mar; 99(3):755-6. PMID: 25742811.

Cambronero N, Ratcliffe M, Ge L. Patient Specific Finite Element Modeling of the Failing Heart. How Computational Mathematical Modeling Can Direct Optimum Surgical Procedures in Children. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Tampa, Florida. 2015.

Awards & Honors

2009 - Alfred Aufses Chief Resident Award for Outstanding Surgical Mentorship Mount Sinai School of Medicine

2017 - Matthew Linn Fellow in Congenital Heart Surgery, Texas Childrens Hospital

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