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Carlos M. Mery, MD, MPH

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Dell Med Directory Bio: Carlos M. Mery, MD




Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, MD

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH, Clinical Effectiveness


Residency, General Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Virginia

Fellowship, Congenital Heart Surgery, Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine

Fellowship, Biodesign Surgical Innovation, Stanford University

Carlos M. Mery, MD, MPH, is a board-certified pediatric congenital heart surgeon and the Associate Chief of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery for the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, a clinical partnership between Dell Children's Medical Center and UT Health Austin. He also serves as the Surgical Director of the Coronary Anomalies Program, Heart Failure, VAD, and Transplant Program, and Single Ventricle Program within the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. He specializes in the management of children and adults with congenital heart disease, including simple and complex congenital heart defects. Additionally, Dr. Mery is an associate professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Pediatrics and a professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care. He also serves as the Director of Health Transformation and Design in Congenital Heart Disease for the Dell Medical School.

Dr. Mery received his medical degree from Tecnológico De Monterrey, Mexico and his master’s in public health from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed a residency in general surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Havard School of Medicine, a clinical fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Virginia, and a second clinical fellowship in congenital heart surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine. He also completed a research fellowship in biodesign surgical innovation and a second residency in general surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also completed research fellowships at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and at the Instituto Nacional de la Nutrición in Mexico as well as a surgical innovation fellowship at Stanford University.

Dr. Mery is an active researcher and educator. His academic interests include clinical research and the early development of medical technology. He has a particular interest in the areas of single ventricle heart disease and coronary anomalies. He is passionate about improving the lifetime journey for individuals with congenital heart disease and their families and has forged close relationships with the Dell Medical School Value Institute for Health and Care as well as the Dell Medical School Design Institute for Health to advance the holistic care of individuals with congenital heart disease. He has written more than 150 journal articles and book chapters and is the editor of a review book in cardiothoracic surgery and a handbook in congenital heart disease.

Dr. Mery is a pediatric congenital heart surgeon with UT Health Austin.


  • Aortic arch reconstruction
  • Arterial switch
  • Atrioventricular canal defect repair
  • Coronary anomalies
  • Heart transplant
  • Simple and complex congenital heart disease
  • Single ventricle congenital heart disease
  • Tetralogy of Fallot repair
  • Ventricular assistance

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Matthew Linn Fellowship Award for Congenital Heart Surgery, Texas Children's Hospital
  • Moore Award for Excellence in Patient Care and Teaching of Junior Residents, University of Virginia
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Robert T. Osteen Award for Surgical Education of Medical Students, Harvard Medical School


  • Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
    Dell Children's Specialty Pavilion
    4910 Mueller Blvd.
    Austin, TX 78723
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