Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

The team of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists at McGovern Medical School have the expertise, experience and compassion to care for the neonate, infant, child or adult with congenital heart disease. Our Anesthesiologists partner with Children’s Heart Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital located in the heart of Texas Medical Center and play a central role in coordinating the best practice, team-based approach to guarantee successful perioperative outcomes.

The Children’s Heart Center sees a high-volume of complex surgical patients and also has earned the highest accolades from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for perioperative outcomes with a distinguished three out of three-star rating, placing it within the top 10 congenital heart surgery centers in North America. The Heart Center caters to a wide array of congenital heart conditions and receives referrals from:

  • Texas Fetal Center
  • UT and non-UT affiliated clinics in the Greater Houston Area
  • Neonatal ICUs located at Children’s Memorial Hermann and its branches, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, and UTMB Galveston, as well as other regional hospitals.


Nischal GautamNischal Gautam, MBBS
Director, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology