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Carlos Mery, MD

Dell Children's Medical Center
4900 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723
Phone: 1-855-324-0091
Fax: 1-512-380-7532




Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, M.D.

Harvard School of Public Health, MPH, Clinical Effectiveness


General Surgery Residency and Gastroenterology and Thoracic Surgery Fellowships, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Residency, University of Virginia Health System

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Clinical Biography

Carlos Mery, MD is a congenital cardiac surgeon in the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease program. The program is a collaboration between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor in Dell Medical School’s Departments of Surgery and Perioperative Care and Pediatrics, the Associate Section Chief of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery at Dell Children’s Medical Center, and the Director of Health Transformation and Design in Congenital Heart Disease at Dell Medical School. He specializes in the management of children and adults with congenital heart disease, including simple and complex congenital heart defects. His passion is to help every patient with congenital heart disease have access to high-quality, comprehensive, and personalized care.

Prior to joining UT, Dr. Mery 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 in Houston, the program became the #1 pediatric heart program by US News and World Report. Dr. Mery led the creation of the Texas Children’s Coronary Anomalies Program, which became one of the premier programs of its kind in the United States.

Dr. Mery received his medical degree from Tecnológico De Monterrey, Mexico. He completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Instituto Nacional de la Nutrición “Salvador Zubirán” in Mexico, and a research fellowship in thoracic surgery and clinical junior fellowship in cardiac surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He then completed his general surgery residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, cardiothoracic fellowship at University of Virginia, and congenital heart surgery fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital / Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Mery holds a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health as well as a fellowship in Surgical Innovation from Stanford University. Dr. Mery is board certified in Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, and Congenital Cardiac Surgery.

Dr. Mery brings his passion for improving the care of children with congenital heart disease not only in Texas but also, in Mexico and Latin America. He 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.

An active researcher and educator, Dr. Mery’s academic interests include clinical outcomes research and the early development of medical technology. Dr. Mery 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. Dr. Mery 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

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

Awards & Honors

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