Our division is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art medical care to the fetus, neonates, and children with congenital and acquired heart disease; imparting education to medical students, residents, fellows, and community physicians; and pursuing research related to pediatric cardiac issues.
A Message from the Director
Welcome to the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. We are pleased that you have taken the time to learn more about us. We are located in Houston’s Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. The faculty and staff of our academic Division are involved in multiple functions with a major emphasis on excellence in patient care, teaching, and research.
Our internationally recognized pediatric cardiologists are dedicated to providing patients with the best standard of pediatric cardiac care, including access to the latest advances in pediatric cardiovascular research. At our disposal are the extensive health care resources of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The Memorial Hermann Hospital Health Care System, The Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center, The Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, The University of Texas Professional Building, and The LBJ General Hospital. Apart from diagnosis and management of heart murmurs, chest pain, syncope, and palpitations in children, referred to us from Houston and other parts of Texas, we provide comprehensive pediatric cardiac care including; pediatric interventional cardiology, pediatric electrophysiology and ablation, diagnosis and management of cardiac problems in the unborn child (fetus), neonatal cardiology, preventive cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, and implantation and management of pace makers, ICDs, and bi-ventricular resynchronization devices. Cardiac studies, such as electrocardiography, echocardiography (trans-thoracic, contrast, trans-esophageal and fetal), stress testing, tilt table tests, Holter and event monitor testing, signal averaged ECGs, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, trans-esophageal electrophysiology testing, and advanced cardiac and vascular imaging are also offered by our staff. We also perform, supervise and interpret electrocardiograms, Holters and trans-thoracic echocardiograms in approximately 20 hospitals located in and around Houston metropolitan area. Neonates, children, and adolescents requiring surgical intervention are cared for by the members of theDivision of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston/Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Our teaching programs are tailored to the level of the trainee's background and experience and include separate programs for junior medical students, senior medical students, resident physicians, fellows, and practicing physicians. We provide formal fellowship training in general pediatric cardiology in our ACGME-accredited program for board certified/eligible pediatricians and interventional pediatric cardiology training in our TSBME-approved program for board certified/eligible pediatric cardiologists or for physicians with equivalent qualifications. We offer annual pediatric cardiology seminars tailored for the practicing pediatricians and family practitioners.
Members of the Pediatric Cardiology Division are involved in clinical and basic research. For details, please view our Research Web page.
Should you have any questions or comments as you explore our web site, please contact us.
John T. Bricker, MD
Location & Contact
6431 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030