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Pediatric Heart Surgery

The pediatric cardiovascular surgery team at the Children's Heart Center is focused on providing outstanding treatment and the best possible outcomes for each child needing surgical intervention. In collaboration with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, the skilled physicians and staff are dedicated to providing the tools and necessary information to create a positive experience for both the child and family.

The pediatric heart surgeons at the Children's Heart Center receive referrals on both an outpatient basis, from UT-affiliated and private cardiologists from the Greater Houston area, and on an inpatient basis, from the Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital pediatric or neonatal units.


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Pediatric Heart Surgeons

Dr. William Douglas

William Douglas, MD
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. Robert Hanfland, MD

Robert Hanfland, MD
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Pediatric CV Anesthesiologists

Nishal K. Gautam, M.D.

Nishal K. Gautam, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology

Olga Pawelek, MD

Olga Pawelek, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology


Dr. Gurur Biliciler-Denktas

Muhammad B. Rafique, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology

Pediatric Heart Surgery Team

Douglas HaaseDouglas Haase, PA-C

Pediatric Heart Surgery Physician Assistant
 

Becky SamBecky Sam, R.N.

Pediatric Cardiovascular Nurse Coordinator

Qurratulaen “Annie” Khawaja-Javaid, RPA-CAnnie Khawaja-Javaid, RPA-C

Pediatric Heart Surgery Physician Assistant

Sarah EshelmanSarah Eshelman, C.C.P.

Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Perfusionist

Heather DunneHeather Dunne, C.C.P.

Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Perfusionist

Karen BellKaren Bell, R.N.

Nurse coordinator

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Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Team

Clinic: (832) 325-7234
Nurse Line: (713) 500-7324
Fax: (713) 500-0702

Pediatric Cardiovascular Nurse Coordinators

Becky Sam, R.N. rebecca.m.sam@uth.tmc.edu

Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic

University of Texas Health Science Center Professional Building
6410 Fannin, Suite 950
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 500-7339

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