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Carlos M. Mery, M.D., MPH

UT Health Austin Care Team Member

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

MPH, Clinical Effectiveness
Harvard School of Public Health


General Surgery Residency and Gastroenterology and Thoracic Surgery Fellowships
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Residency
University of Virginia Health System


Carlos Mery, M.D., MPH, is associate chief of pediatric and congenital cardiothoracic surgery​ in the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease program, a collaboration between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center. He is an associate professor in the departments of Surgery and Perioperative Care and Pediatrics.

He specializes in the management of children and adults with congenital heart disease, including simple and complex congenital heart defects. His passion is to help every patient with congenital heart disease have access to high-quality, comprehensive and personalized care.

Mery was an associate surgeon at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston where he focused on complex cardiac repairs for neonates and infants with congenital heart disease, as well as patients with coronary artery anomalies. During his time in Houston, the program became the number one pediatric heart program by U.S. News and World Report. Mery led the creation of the Texas Children’s Coronary Anomalies Program, which became one of the premier programs of its kind in the United States.

He received his medical degree from Tecnológico De Monterrey, Mexico. He completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Instituto Nacional de la Nutrición “Salvador Zubirán” in Mexico, and a research fellowship in thoracic surgery and clinical junior fellowship in cardiac surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He completed his general surgery residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, cardiothoracic fellowship at University of Virginia and congenital heart surgery fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine. Mery holds a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health as well as a fellowship in Surgical Innovation from Stanford University. Mery is board-certified in surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery and congenital cardiac surgery.

Mery brings his passion for improving the care of children with congenital heart disease to Texas, Mexico and Latin America. He has developed program collaborations in Texas and abroad to bring treatment, care and research to children and adults who may not have otherwise had access to this specialized heart-care.

His academic interests include clinical outcomes research and the early development of medical technology. Mery served as president of the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association and is a member and active participant of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American College of Cardiology. Mery has written more than 100 journal articles or book chapters and is the editor of a comprehensive review book in cardiothoracic surgery.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Congenital Heart Surgeons Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
Awards & Honors
  • Super Doctors Texas
    Texas Monthly, 2018
  • Faculty Mentor Research Award
    Texas Children's Hospital, 2017
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation
    Baylor College of Medicine, 2017
  • Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care
    Baylor College of Medicine, 2017