Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Congenital Heart Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Associate Chief, Congenital Heart Surgery
Texas Children's Hospital
Surgical Director, Heart and Lung Transplant
Texas Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Brad & Melissa Juneau Endowed Chair
Texas Children's Hospital


Fellow, Pediatric Cardiovascular from Boston Children's Hospital
Fellow, Cardiovascular Surgery from Brigham And Women's Hospital
Residency from Duke University School of Medicine
Intern and Junior Assistant Resi from University of Pennsylvania
Advanced Training from University of Pennsylvania
M.D. from University of Pittsburgh
Advanced Training from Boston Children's Hospital
B.S. from Duke University


Thoracic Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
General Surgery
American Board of Surgery
National Board of Medical Examiners

Honors & Awards

Star Award for Excellence in Patient Care

Professional Interests

  • Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Fontans procedure
  • Glenn shunt
  • Heart and lung transplants
  • Norwood operation
  • Patent ductus arteriosus ligation
  • Rastelli procedure
  • Repair of Ebstein's anomaly
  • Repair of anomalous coronary artery
  • Ross procedure
  • Tetralogy of Fallot repair
  • Aortic arch advancement
  • Aortic valve stenosis repair
  • Arterial switch
  • Atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect closures
  • Atrioventricular canal defect repair
  • Blalock-Taussig shunt
  • Coarctation of the aorta repair
  • Double-switch procedures

Professional Statement

Dr. Jeffrey S. Heinle’s research interests include, but are not limited to, cerebral and myocardial protection during cardiac surgery, early extubation following congenital heart surgery, minimally invasive procedures in congenital heart surgery, advances in congenital heart surgery, and improving the outcomes following congenital heart surgery.

Dr. Heinle has authored or co-authored 12 articles for scholarly and professional publications, such as the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgical Forum, Transplantation, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and the Journal of Surgical Research. He has also authored or co-authored seven book chapters, and has presented his research to professional audiences.

His writing and speaking topics have included early extubation of neonates and young infants after cardiac surgery; cerebral metabolic effects of hypothermic circulatory arrest; myocardial protection during congenital heart surgery; congenital anomalies of the chest wall; surgery for congenital heart disease; and heart valve recovery, preservation, and transplantation.

Selected Publications


American College of Surgeons
American College of Cardiology
American Academy of Pediatrics
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Southern Thoracic Surgical Society
Sabiston Surgical Society
Brigham Surgical Society
Harris County Medical Society
International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery