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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-3278
Fax: 832-825-5899


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

William J. Dreyer, MD

Medical Director, Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy and Cardiac Transplantation

Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 1988
University of California San Francisco residency Pediatrics 1984
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine internship Pediatrics 1982
University of Florida College of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 1981


My clinical interests include cardiac transplantation and advanced heart failure. My ongoing research includes studies evaluating new heart failure therapies, as well as studies to evaluate new therapies and outcomes in cardiac transplantation. I have a special interest in the management of human leukocyte antigen- (HLA) sensitized patients before and after cardiac transplantation.

View News Articles:

An unprecedented bridge to a heart transplant for Katlyen 

Houston girl first child in the country to get life-saving implant


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
American College of Cardiology Fellow
American Heart Association Member
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Member
Texas Medical Association Member

Selected Publications

Moulik M, Breinholt JP, Dreyer WJ, Kearney DL, Price JF, Clunie SK, Moffett BS, Kim JK, Rossano JW, Jefferies JL, Thomas AK, Harbes BA, Bowles KA, Smith EO, Bowles NE, Denfield SW, Towbin JA. Viral endomyocardial infection is an independent predictor and potentially treatable risk factor for graft loss and coronary vasculopathy in pediatric cardiac transplant recipients.Journal of the American College of Cardiology 56:582-592, 2010.

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