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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-826-5600 (Cardiology)
Fax: 832-825-0165


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

Silvana M. Molossi, MD

Medical Director, Community and Program Development, Cardiology


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Austin) Residency Pediatrics 2004
The Hospital for Sick Children Fellowship Pedi Interventional Catheteriz 1995
The Hospital for Sick Children Research Fellowship Cardiovascular Research 1994
University of Toronto Postgraduate Education Doctor of Philosophy 1994
University of Toronto Fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 1991
Presidente Vargas Hospital Residency Pediatrics 1989
Federal University of Pelotas Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1985


Dr. Molossi graduated from Federal University of Pelotas, RS, Brazil and completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. She received a doctorate in Pathology and Cardiovascular Sciences from the University of Toronto. Dr. Molossi served as a professor of pediatrics on the faculty of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil where she supervised graduate students in the Master Program for Pediatrics and Cardiology. She served for seven years as the Chief of the Pediatric Cardiology Division and Pediatric CardiacIntensive Care Unit at Complexo Hospitalar Santa Casa, Porto Alegre, Brazil, caring for children and adults with all forms of congenital and acquired heart disease.

Dr. Molossi joined the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital as an Associate Professor, Section of Pediatric Cardiology, in March 2011. Dr. Molossi has been working for the past six years in screening young athletes for conditions known to be high risk for sudden cardiac death (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, in particular). Dr. Lawrence is the Vice President of Science and Research for the Championship Hearts Foundation, Austin, Texas. Her work includes the recent development of a state registry (Texas Adolescent Athlete Heart Screening Registry) in which important demographic, ethnic, electrocardiographic and limited echocardiographic data are being collected and will be followed longitudinally in this population of young athletes. She is a member of the Sports and Exercise Cardiology Council and Section, American College of Cardiology.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
American College of Cardiology Fellow
American Heart Association Member
Championship Hearts Foundation, Austin TX Vice President, Science and Research

Selected Publications

Clausell N, Kalil P, Biolo A, Molossi S and Azevedo M. Increased expression of tumor necrosis factor-alpha in diabetic macrovasculopathy. Cardiovascular Pathology 1999;8:145-151.

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