Dell Children's begins pediatric heart transplant program

Dell Children's Medical Center announced its new pediatric heart transplant program July 31. (Courtesy Dell Children's Medical Center)
Dell Children's Medical Center announced its new pediatric heart transplant program July 31. (Courtesy Dell Children's Medical Center)

Dell Children's Medical Center announced its new pediatric heart transplant program July 31. (Courtesy Dell Children's Medical Center)

Dell Children's Medical Center, 4900 Mueller Blvd., Austin, launched a pediatric heart transplant program July 31. The program is a collaborative effort between Dell Children's and UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Medical School at the University of Texas. It will be led by Dr. Carlos Mery, and it is an extension of the pediatric cardiac care program Dell Children's started in 2019. According to a news release from Dell Children's, the new program will mean that patients and their families will no longer have to travel outside of Central Texas for this complex surgical procedure. 512-324-0000. www.dellchildrens.net
By Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Central Austin and Southwest Austin editions. He began his career as a sports reporter in Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in 2018. He grew up in Maine and graduated from Boston University, but prefers tacos al pastor to lobster rolls. You can get in touch at jflagler@communityimpact.com


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