Tobias Schlingmann, MD, PhD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center



Phone: 832-826-5600

Contact Information

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

Pediatric Cardiologist

Texas Children's Hospital

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Boston Children's Hospital fellowship Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging 2015
Boston Children's Hospital fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 2014
Boston Children's Hospital residency Pediatrics 2011
University Children's Hospital, Dresden residency Pediatrics 2006
University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 2004


Dr. Schlingmann hails from Germany and graduated from Hamburg Medical School in 2004. He completed his residency in pediatrics, fellowship in pediatric cardiology, and senior fellowship in non-invasive cardiac imaging at Boston Children's Hospital & Harvard Medical School. Prior to residency, Dr. Schlingmann spent three years on basic science research in immunology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Schlingmann joined Texas Children's Hospital in 2015. His clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease in infants, children, and adolescents in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. He particularly enjoys working closely with patients and their families. In addition, Dr. Schlingmann specializes in non-invasive cardiac imaging, including echocardiography (transthoracic and transesophageal), fetal echocardiography, and cardiac MRI. His current research focuses on cardiovascular imaging in pediatric heart disease.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American College of Cardiology Fellow
American Heart Association Member
American Society of Echocardiography Member

Selected Publications

Schlingmann TR, Gauvreau K, Colan SD, Powell AJ.  Correction of Doppler Gradients for Pressure Recovery Improves Agreement with Subsequent Catheterization Gradients in Congenital Aortic Stenosis.  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 2015 (in press).

Schlingmann TR, Thiagarajan RR, Gauvreau K, Lofgren KC, Zaplin M, Connor JA, Del Nido PJ, Lock JE, Jenkins KJ.  Cardiac Medical Conditions Have Become the Leading Cause of Death in Children with Heart Disease. Congenital Heart Disease 2012 Nov-Dec;7(6):551-8.

Schlingmann TR, Shive CL, Targoni OS, Tary-Lehmann M, Lehmann PV.  Increased per cell IFN-gamma productivity indicates recent in vivo activation of T cells. Cell Immunology. 2009;258(2):131-7.

Schlingmann TR, Rininsland F, Bartholomae W, Lehmann PV, Tary-Lehmann M  Vaccination with tumor cells pulsed with foreign peptide induces immunity to the tumor itself.   Clinical Immunology 2009 Oct;133(1):45-51.

Schlingmann TR, Kuerten S, Rajasalu T, Angelov DN, Lehmann PV, Tary-Lehmann M.  Lack of disease specificity limits the usefulness of in vitro costimulation in HIV- and HCV-infected patients.  Clinical and Developmental Immunology 2008;2008:590941.