Estrera is a graduate of the University
of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. He completed a residency in
general surgery and a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Baylor College of
Medicine in Houston.
Board certified in surgery and thoracic
surgery, Dr. Estrera’s clinical interests include cardiac surgery, valvular
heart disease, aortic aneurysms and aortic dissection. He has practiced in
Houston since 1994, treating patients 18 and older.
is professor and chief of cardiac surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at UTHealth Medical
School and medical director of Cardiovascular ICU and Cardiovascular IMU
at Memorial Hermann Heart &
He has received numerous professional
recognitions and has authored
or co-authored 26 book chapters and more than 100 articles in medical journals.
Estrera’s practice philosophy reflects patient-centered care ensuring that “the patient always comes first.” He
believes in good communications and provides individualized, personalized
A resident of Houston, Dr. Estrera is
married and the father of four children.
His favorite leisure activities are running, swimming, reading and coaching.