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Pediatrics - Cardiology

Houston, Texas

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Pediatrics - Cardiology
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Elena Catherina B. Ocampo, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Cardiology

Attending Physician, Pediatric Cardiology, Texas Children's Hospital


  • Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiovascular Intensive Care


  • M.D., University of Phillipines College of Medicine
  • Residency, New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, N.Y.
  • Fellowship, University of Illinois, The Heart Institute for Children, Oak Lawn, Ill.
  • Attending, Central Du Page Children's Hospital, Winfield, Ill.

Board Certifications

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

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Leads a multidisciplinary group to develop and implement a feeding protocol in pre and post-operative neonates with congenital heart disease.
  • Working to establish and implement a Home Monitoring Program for neonates with single ventricles and shunt dependent lesions in an effort to improve inter-stage survival, decrease morbidity and improve neurodevelopmental outcomes.
  • Research interests include investigation of the impact of congenital cardiac lesion, type of cardiac surgery, and CPB on serum BNP levels and vice versa.
  • Evaluating pulmonary artery pressure and treatment options and response to PH therapy in neonates and children with significant lung disease.

Select Publications

Sopontammarak S, Alharoob A, Ocampo C, Arcilla RA, Gupta MP. Mitogen-activated protein kinases (p38 and c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase) are differentially regulated during cardiac volume and pressure overload hypertrophy. Cell Biochem Biophys. 43;61-76, 2005.

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital
6621 Fannin St., MC 19345-C
Houston, TX 77030

Fax: 832-825-5630

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