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Carlos M. Mery

University of Texas

Dr. Mery is a congenital heart surgeon at Dell Childrens Medical Center and Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. He is Associate Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care and Associate Chief of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery. He serves as the Surgical Director for the Single Ventricle Program, Coronary Anomalies Program, and Heart Failure, VAD, and Transplant Program. Dr. Mery is also Director of the Health Transformation and Design Program, a Heart Center-wide initiative that seeks to improve and redesign the care of patients with congenital heart disease using principles of patient-centered and value-based health care. This program encompasses all the outcomes measurement, quality improvement, clinical research, health transformation, and clinical innovation initiatives for the Heart Center under the same umbrella. Dr. Mery specializes in the surgical management of children and adults with congenital heart disease, with particular interest in patients with single ventricle disease and coronary artery anomalies. His academic interests include outcomes research, value-based health care transformation, and the early development of medical technology. Dr. Mery received his medical degree from Tecnologico De Monterrey, Mexico and his masters in public health from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his general surgery residency at Brigham and Womens Hospital / Harvard Medical School and clinical fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Virginia and congenital heart surgery at Texas Childrens Hospital / Baylor College of Medicine. He also completed research fellowships at Brigham and Womens Hospital and at the Instituto Nacional de la Nutricin in Mexico, and a surgical innovation fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Mery has written more than 170 journal articles or book chapters and is the editor of a review book in cardiothoracic surgery and a handbook in congenital heart disease.