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Dr. Duraisamy Balaguru MD

Dr. Duraisamy Balaguru MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(832) 325-6516


Duraisamy Balaguru, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiologist

Dr. Duraisamy Balaguru earned his medical degree at Thanjavur Medical College in Thanjavur, India. He completed residencies in pediatrics at Stanley Medical College Hospital, Chennai, India, in pediatrics at King's Mill Hospital, Mansfield, United Kingdom, and in neonatology at St. Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, and All Saint's Hospital, Chatham (Kent).  He started pediatric cardiology training at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. He was a research fellow in pediatric cardiology at NYU Medical Center, New York, New York, where he also completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology. He was a senior fellow in interventional cardiology at MUSC Children's Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina, and a senior fellow in cardiology at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Board certified in pediatric cardiology, Dr. Balaguru is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics ,the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Catheterization, Angiography and Interventions. His primary clinical interest is pediatric interventional cardiac catheterization. He also participates in cardiac intensive care.  An attending physician since 2002, he treats patients from birth to 19 years old and is also fluent in Tamil.

In addition to his clinical duties at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, he serves as an associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, where he has been honored with the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Balaguru has authored numerous journal articles and frequently lectures on topics and research findings related to pediatric cardiology.

Dr. Balaguru’s practice philosophy focuses on attention to detail and excellence of care. He believes in providing world-class patient care.

Dr. Balaguru is married and a resident of Houston.

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Physician Details

Internships & Residency
Madras Medical College-Graduate Medical Education, 1989
Stanley Medical College, 1989
Birch Hill Hospital-England, 1990
St Mary's Hospital-Manchester, 1991
King's Mill Hospital, 1991
All Saints Children's Centre, 1993
New York University Medical Center-Pediatrics, 1995
Great Ormand Street Hospital For Children, 1993
Oxford University, 1994
New York University Medical Center-Pediatrics, 1999
Medical University of South Carolina, 2001
Children's Hospital of Boston, 2002
PCP Number
Cities Served
Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City
ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp