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Pediatrics - Cardiology

Houston, Texas

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G. Wesley Vick, III, M.D., Ph.D.

G. Wesley Vick, III, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Cardiology

Attending Physician, Texas Children's Hospital


  • Pediatric Cardiology, Echocardiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging


  • Ph.D., Duke Graduate School, Durham, N.C.
  • M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.
  • Residency, University of Alabama, Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • Fellowship, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas

Board Certifications

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

Clinical and Research Interests

Dr. Vick’s principal area of interest is in cardiovascular imaging. He was trained as a biomedical engineer and holds a Ph.D. in cell physiology, as well as his medical degree in pediatric cardiology and fellowship in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. He is an experienced echocardiographer and has described many of the echocardiographic methods now in common use. He has developed advanced techniques for cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging and has acquired extensive clinical expertise in this area.

His clinical research is directed primarily at improving magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiographic methods for evaluation of congenital and acquired cardiovascular disease. He is developing techniques for imaging the cardiac stem cell niche and quantitatively evaluating its function in cardiac regenerative treatments.

Select Publications

  • Su JT, Krishnamurthy R, Chung T, Vick GW 3rd, Kovalchin JP. Anomalous right coronary artery from the pulmonary artery: noninvasive diagnosis and serial evaluation. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson.9:57-61, 2007.
  • Choudhary S, Higgins CL, Chen IY, Reardon M, Lawrie G, Vick GW 3rd, Karmonik C, Via DP, Morrisett JD. Quatitation and localization of matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in human carotid endarterectomy tissues. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 26:2351-2358, 2006.
  • McMahon CJ, Su JT, Taylor MD, Krishnamurthy R, Muthupillai R, Kovalchin JP, Chung T, Vick GW 3rd. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Detection of active coronary arterial vasculitis using magnetic resonance imaging in Kawasaki disease. Circulation.112:e315-316, 2005.

Contact Information

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

Phone: 832-826-5901
Fax: 832-825-0165

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