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Carlos Mery, MD

Phone: 1-855-324-0091
Fax: 1-512-380-7532




Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, MD

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH, Clinical Effectiveness


Residency, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Residency, University of Virginia Health System

Residency, General Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Fellowships, Gastroenterology, Thoracic Surgery, & Cardiac Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Fellowship, Salvador Zubirán Instituto Nacional de la Nutrición, Mexico

Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Virginia

Fellowship, Congenital Heart Surgery, Texas Children’s Hospital

Fellowship, Surgical Innovation, Stanford University

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Carlos Mery, MD is a board-certified congenital heart surgeon and the Surgical Director for the Heart Failure, VAD, and Transplant Program within the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, the clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center. He specializes in the management of children and adults with congenital heart disease, including simple and complex congenital heart defects. Additionally, Dr. Mery is an associate professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.

Dr. Mery received his medical degree from Tecnológico De Monterrey, Mexico and his master’s in public health from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed a residency in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the University of Virginia Health System and a second residency in general surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also completed fellowships in gastroenterology, thoracic surgery, and cardiac surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as a fellowship at the Salvador Zubi Instituto Nacional de la Nutrición in Mexico and fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Virginia, congenital heart surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital, and surgical innovation at Stanford University.

Dr. Mery serves as the Associate Section Chief of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery at Dell Children’s Medical Center. He was an associate surgeon at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, where he focused on complex cardiac repairs for neonates and infants with congenital heart disease as well as patients with coronary artery anomalies. During his time there, the program was ranked the #1 pediatric heart program by U.S. News and World Report. He led the creation of the Texas Children’s Coronary Anomalies Program and has developed program collaborations, in Texas and abroad, to bring treatment, care, and research to children and adults who may not have otherwise had access to this specialized heart care. He is an active researcher and educator, and his academic interests include clinical outcomes research and the early development of medical technology. Additionally, he has served as president of the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association and is currently a member and active participant of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American College of Cardiology. He has written more than 100 journal articles or book chapters and is the editor of a comprehensive review book in cardiothoracic surgery.


  • Aortic arch advancement
  • Aortic valve stenosis repair
  • Arterial switch
  • Atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect closures
  • Atrioventricular canal defect repair
  • Blalock-Taussig shunt
  • Coarctation of the aorta repair
  • Congenital heart surgery
  • Double-switch procedures
  • Fontan procedure
  • Norwood operation
  • Patent ductus arteriosus ligation
  • Rastelli procedure
  • Repair of anomalous coronary artery
  • Repair of Ebstein’s anomaly
  • Ross procedure
  • Tetralogy of Fallot repair

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Matthew Linn Fellowship Award for Congenital Heart Surgery, Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Moore Award for Excellence in Patient Care and Teaching of Junior Residents, University of Virginia
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Robert T. Osteen Award for Surgical Education of Medical Students, Harvard Medical School



  • Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
    Dell Children's Medical Center
    4900 Mueller Blvd.
    Austin, TX 78723
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