Jorge D. Salazar, MD currently serves as the Executive Director of UTHealth Children’s Heart Institute. He is the Professor and Chief of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at the McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He was also named the McGovern Distinguished Chair. Additionally, his appointments include Adjunct Professor of both Pediatrics and Anesthesiology. He completed his residency training in both General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, including two years of dedicated scientific research. Following this, he completed his Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Salazar is board-certified in Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery.
Dr. Salazar specializes in surgery for pediatric and adults with both congenital heart disease and acquired heart conditions. He performs complex neonatal repairs of complex cardiac defects. His extensive expertise allows him to provide advanced surgical care from the most complex diagnosis to patients requiring minimally invasive procedures. He is passionate about his commitment to the care and treatment of patients with heart disease.
Along with an advanced team of experts and the use of advanced surgical techniques and technology Dr. Salazar continues to provide hope for patients and their families. Dr. Salazar is a highly motivated physician with clinical and research interest related to congenital heart surgical for the best possible outcomes, transparency, and superior quality of care. He has devoted his life to a mission of hope for each individual patient.
Referrals | Dr. Salazar accepts referrals and request for second opinions from patient families both nationally and internationally seeking solutions for even the most challenging cardiac heart defects.
The following are conditions, but not limited to, in his surgical expertise.
Dr. Salazar is an accomplished investigator involved in numerous clinical trials evaluating novel therapies to treat the most complex congenital heart defects. In particular, Dr. Salazar specializes in protecting the brain during congenital heart repairs.