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Pediatrics - Cardiology

Houston, Texas

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Pediatrics - Cardiology
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Shaine A. Morris, M.D., M.P.H.

Shaine A. Morris, M.D., M.P.H.Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Cardiology

Attending Physician, Texas Children's Hospital


  • Pediatric Cardiology, Non-Invasive Imaging


  • M.D., The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
  • Internship, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Senior Fellowship, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, Mass.
  • Master's of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass.

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology

Clinical Interests:

  • Cardiovascular genetics including aortopathy
  • Fetal cardiology
  • Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging
  • Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography

Research Interests:

  • Predicting long-term outcomes in children and young adults with genetically-triggered aortopathy
  • Epidemiology and perinatal outcomes of congenital heart disease
  • Using advanced imaging techniques to provide further understanding of physiology and outcomes in congenital heart disease
  • Improving quality of care for congenital heart disease

Professional Societies:

  • American Heart Association
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Select Publications:

  • Maskatia SA, Spinner JA, Morris SA, Petit CH, Krishnamurthy R, Nutting AC. Effect of branch pulmonary artery stenosis on right ventricular volume overload in patients with Tetralogy of Fallot after initial surgical repair. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Feb 11, EPub ahead of print.
  • Lawrence EJ, Nguyen K, Morris SA, Hollinger I, Graham DA, Jenkins KJ, Bodian C, Gelb BD, Mittnacht AJC. Economic and safety implications fast-tracking in congenital heart surgery. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 2013, Feb. 26 EPub ahead of print..
  • Morris SA, Orbach DB, Geva T, Singh MN, Gauvreau K, Lacro RV. Increased vertebral artery tortuosity index is associated with adverse outcomes in children and young adults with connective tissue disorders. Circulation. Jul 26; 124(4):388-396, 2011.
  • Gaies MG, SA Morris, Hafler JPJ, Graham DA, Caprro AJ, Zhou J, Landrigan CP, Sandora TJ. Reforming procedural skills training for pediatric residents: A randomized, interventional trial. Pediatrics.124(2):610-619, 2009.

Clinic Appointments




Contact Information

Pediatric Cardiology
Texas Children's Hospital - West Tower
6621 Fannin St., 20th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-826-5600
Fax: 832-825-0165

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