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Dr. Jorge Salazar, MD

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Jorge Douglas Salazar earned his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, and completed his residency training in both general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his pediatric cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the Un...

Dr. Jorge Douglas Salazar earned his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, and completed his residency training in both general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his pediatric cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine.

Board certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery and congenital cardiac surgery, Dr. Salazar hasclinical interests that include building a comprehensive congenital heart program offering innovative solutions for newborns with complex conditions, taking on the most challenging cases, and striving to deliver the best possible outcomes.

Committed to finding hope for his patients, he utilizes innovative techniques and advanced treatment options to help children and adults with even the most complex heart problems. It is important to Dr. Salazar to provide personalized attention to his patients as well as referring physicians.He receives referrals and second-opinion requests from around the world, from physicians and families seeking solutions for congenital heart problems.

Dr. Salazar currently serves as co-director of the Children’s Heart Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, concurrent with his faculty appointment as professor and chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery and the McGovern Distinguished Chair at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston. He is a member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. In addition, Dr. Salazar is an editor for The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Early in his career, Dr. Salazar aided in the development of a comprehensive neonatal heart center in his role as chief of Congenital Heart Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Then, he was recruited to the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. He also served as an adjunct professor of Molecular Biology at Rice University, conducting research on neurological protection during pediatric heart surgery.

Prior to his affiliation with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and McGovern Medical School, Dr. Salazar served as senior associate cardiac surgeon at Boston Children’s Hospital and as a faculty member of Harvard Medical School in Boston.

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Locations and Appointments

Call to make an appointment (832) 325-6516

Meet the Provider

Specialties
  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Medical Education

University of Washington - Registrar 1994

Languages Spoken
  • English
Fellowship

University of California San Francisco 2004

Affiliated Centers
  • Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
Gender

Male

Internship & Residency

Johns Hopkins University - Dept of Pediatrics 2003

PCP Number

110000024578

Clinical Interests
  • Adult Congenital Heart Diseases
  • Adult Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Anomalous Coronary Arteries
  • Adult Congenital Heart Diseases
  • Adult Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Anomalous Coronary Arteries
  • Anomalous Left Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery
  • Aortic Arch Reconstruction
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Resuscitation
  • Biventricular Conversions and Repairs for Single Ventricle Patients
  • Coarctation Repairs without Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest
  • Complex Single Ventricle Patients
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • DiGeorge Syndrome
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV)
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heterotaxy Syndrome
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
  • Loey-Dietz Syndrome
  • Major Aortopulmonary Collateral Arteries (MAPCAs)
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Muscular and Apical VSDs
  • Pulmonary Atresia
  • Pulmonary Vein Stenosis (PVS)
  • Shone’s Complex
  • Taussig Bing
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
  • Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connections (TAPVC)
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Valve-sparing Aortic Root Surgery
  • Ventricular Assistance Devices (VAD)
  • Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD)
  • Williams Syndrome
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Cities Served

Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City

Zip Codes Served

77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77008, 77009, 77010, ...

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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Providers
  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna Most Benefit Plans
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Cigna Most Benefit Plans
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna Healthspring Star Plus MMP
  • 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
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health Workers 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
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Molina StarStar Plus
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Workers Comp
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • United Healthcare Most Benefit Plans
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • Wellcare
  • WELLCARE TEXAN PLUS
  • WorkLink Workers Comp

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