Ziyad Binsalamah, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgeon, Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
King Saud University, College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, MBBS
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, MSc, MSc, Experimental Surgery
Internship, Medicine & Surgery, King Saud University, College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Residency, Cardiac Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Instructorship, Congenital Heart Surgery, Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine
Ziyad Binsalamah, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, is a board-certified pediatric and congenital heart surgeon in the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, the clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin. He specializes in the management of children and adults with congenital heart disease, including simple and complex congenital heart defects. Additionally, Dr. Binsalamah is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care and the Dell Medical School Department of Pediatrics.
Dr. Binsalamah earned his medical degree from King Saud University, College of Medicine in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and his master’s in experimental surgery from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He completed an internship in medicine and surgery at King Saud University, College of Medicine in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and a residency in cardiac surgery at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He also completed an instructorship in congenital heart surgery at Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine, where he treated patients with coronary artery anomalies and focused on complex cardiac repairs for neonates and infants with congenital heart disease as well as the surgical management of heart failure. During this time, the heart program became ranked the number one pediatric heart program in America by U.S. News and World Report.
Dr. Binsalamah is passionate about helping patients with congenital heart disease gain access to high-quality comprehensive and personalized care. He previously served as the Surgical Director of the Texas Children’s Coronary Anomalies Program, which is considered to be one of the more premier programs of its kind in the United States, and now serves as the Surgical Director of Pediatric Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support at Dell Children’s Medical Center. His academic interests include clinical outcomes research, heart failure, and basic science research. He has written more than 35 journal articles and book chapters and has won several awards for his research, including the McGill MedStar Award in recognition of his research on intramyocardial sustained delivery of placental growth factor using nanoparticles as a vehicle for delivery in the rat infarct model, which was published in the International Journal of Nanomedicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeon of Canada as well as an active member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
- Pediatric cardiothoracic surgery
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Cardiac Surgery
Awards & Honors
- Academic Excellence Award, Saudi Cultural Bureau, Canada
- Dr. Wilfred Bigelow Prize for Best Oral Presentation in Basic Science Research, Annual Terrence Donnelly Cardiac Residents' Research Day
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
- Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- Mcgill Medstar Award in Recognition for Research Published in the International Journal of Nanomedicine, McGill University
- Outstanding Resident Teacher Award in Cardiac Surgery, McGill University
- Sarah Strathmore Award for the Best Oral Presentation in Basic Science, McGill University Cardiovascular Research Day