Cardiac Critical Care

On behalf of our Division, I would like to welcome you to the website for the Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, which is part of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. Our Division is dedicated to promoting excellence in the care of children with life-threatening, complex medical illnesses and critical care needs following surgery.

The mission of the Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine is to provide:

– Exceptional patient- and family-focused, state-of-the-art clinical care of the highest quality to neonatal pediatric patients with congenital heart defects to a full spectrum of heart disease.
– Outstanding educational opportunities in pediatric cardiac critical care medicine for our faculty, subspecialty fellows, residents, and medical students.
– A stimulating academic environment that promotes excellence in basic science, translational, and clinical research and in other scholarly activities for our faculty and subspecialty fellows.

For clinical care, the Division staffs a heart center intensive care unit (HCICU) at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital that is located in the Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical center in the world. Since 2017, we have maintained the elite level of having better than expected outcomes, with the highest publicly reported expected mortality out of over 97 centers in North America who publicly report their outcomes.

If you would like to learn more about our Division, explore our website further. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.