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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-3278
Fax: 832-826-4287


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

Santiago O. Valdes, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

Texas Children's Hospital
Associate Professor, Pediatrics – Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pedi.Cardiac Electrophysiology 2007
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 2006
University of Arizona residency Pediatrics 2003
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston medical school Doctor of Medicine 1999


Dr. Valdes is a member of the Arrhythmia and Pacing (Electrophysiology) Service at Texas Children's Hospital. His specific clinical interests include cardiac ablation techniques, the management of cardiac arrhythmias, and the management of patients with pacemakers and defibrillators. His research interests include use of anti-arrhythmic medications during pediatric resuscitation and the use of simulation for teaching fellows, residents and medical students.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
American College of Cardiology Member
American Heart Association Member
Heart Rhythm Society Member
Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society Member

Selected Publications

Valdes SO, Donoghue AJ, Hoyme DB, Hammond R, Berg MD, Berg RA, Samson RA, for the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators. "Outcomes associated with amiodarone and lidocaine in the treatment of in-hospital pediatric cardiac arrest with pulseless ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation." Resuscitation 2013, Epub ahead of print.

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