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Texas Medical Center

Congenital Heart Surgery
Phone: 832-826-2030
Fax: 832-825-1904


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

Ziyad Binsalamah, MB, BS, MSc, FRCSC

Surgeon, Congenital Heart Surgery

Assistant Professor, Surgery & Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
McGill University Faculty of Medicine Residency Cardiac Surgery 2014
McGill University Faculty of Medicine University Master of Science 2011
King Fahad Medical City Residency Cardiac Surgery 2008
King Saud University College of Medicine Medical School Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery 2006


I’m a board certified cardiac surgeon. I specialize in the surgical management of children and adults with congenital heart disease. Focusing on improving the outcomes and the length of hospital stay following congenital heart surgery.

Clinical Interests:

My main clinical interests include the treatment of neonates and infants with simple and complex congenital heart defects, patients with single ventricle physiology, aortic arch reconstruction, aortic root surgeries, heart failure patients and patients with coronary artery anomalies.

Research Interests:

My research interests include aortic arch anomalies, coronary arteries anomalies, pediatric heart failure and mechanical circulatory support including ventricular assist device.


Organization Name Role
American College of Surgeons Member
Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSnet) Member
Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Member

Selected Publications

Binsalamah ZM, Ibarra C, John R, Zea-Vera R, Adachi I, Imamura M, McKenzie ED, Fraser CD Jr, Mery CM, Heinle JS. Contemporary Mid-term Outcomes in Pediatric Patients undergoing Vascular Ring Repair. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Aug 14. pii: S0003-4975(19)31177-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.06.076.

Binsalamah ZM, Ibarra C, Spigel Z, Zea-Vera R, Zink J, Heinle JS, Caldarone CA. Primary Aortic Root Replacement Outcomes and Risk Factors in Pediatric Patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jul;110(1):189-197. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.02.060. Epub 2020 Apr 3.

Binsalamah ZM, Ibarra C, Edmunds EE, Qureshi AM, Adachi I, Caldarone CA, Imamura M, Mckenzie ED, Heinle JS, Spigel ZA. Younger Age at Operation is Associated with Reinterventions Following the Warden Procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jul 23:S0003-4975(20)31199-1. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.05.143.

Spigel ZA, Thomason A, Ghanayem N, Imamura M, Adachi I, McKenzie ED, Heinle J, Caldarone CA, Binsalamah ZM. Predictors of Transplant-Free Survival Following Norwood Procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Aug 17:S0003-4975(20)31314-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.06.024.

Carlos Bonilla-Ramirez, MD; Shagun Sachdeva, MD; Dana Reaves-O’Neal, APRN, CPNPPC/AC; Prakash Masand, MD; Carlos M. Mery, MD, MPH, Cristopher Caldarone, MD;E. Dean McKenzie, MD; Silvana Molossi, MD, PhD ; Ziyad M. Binsalamah, MD, FRCSC. “Outcomes in anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery after surgical reimplantation”. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 5:S0022-5223(20)33455-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.12.100. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33541731.

Bonilla-Ramirez C, Molossi S, Caldarone CA, Binsalamah ZM. “Anomalous Aortic Origin of the Coronary Arteries - State of the Art Management and Surgical Techniques”. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2021;24:85-94. doi: 10.1053/j.pcsu.2021.03.004. PMID: 34116787.

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