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Pediatrics - Cardiology

Houston, Texas

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Pediatrics - Cardiology
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Alexia B. Santos, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Cardiology

Attending Physician, Texas Children's Hospital

Specialty

Pediatric Cardiology, Echocardiography

Education

  • M.D., 1994-1998 Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala, Central America
  • M.P.H., 2000-2002 University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago. Ill.
  • Residency 1999-2002 University of Illinois at Chicago / General Pediatrics, Chicago, Ill.
  • Fellowship 2002-2006 Columbus Children's Hospital Heart Center / Pediatric Cardiology, Columbus, Ohio
  • Fellowship 2006-2007 MUSC Children's Hospital Heart Center/ Pediatric Cardiac Imaging, Charleston, S.C.

Board Certifications

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

Clinical and Research Interests

  • The use of cardiovascular noninvasive imaging modalities such as echocardiography, with the purpose of making an accurate cardiac diagnosis and developing new therapies
  • Fetal echocardiography, 3 dimensional echocardiography, and the evaluation of ventricular function using new techniques such as volumetric and segmental analysis by 3-D echo, tissue Doppler and strain
  • The use of 3-D echo as a screening tool to differentiate normal from abnormal fetal cardiac anatomy
  • Participate with Heart Care International using research to improve long term care

Contact Information

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

Phone: 832-826-5600
Fax: 832-825-5630
Email: absantos@bcm.edu

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