Dr. Jorge Salazar, MD

Dr. Jorge Salazar, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Jorge Salazar, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from University of Washington, School of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in cardiac surgery and pediatric cardiology.Read his story

6411 Fannin St

Houston, TX 77030

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Heart Surgery
more than 19% of peers
Port Placements or Replacements
more than 15% of peers
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
more than 11% of peers

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Dr. Salazar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Salazar "Since receiving his MD at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Dr. Salazar entered the General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He subsequently spent a year in the Pediatric Cardiothoracic Fellowship Program at the University of California in San Francisco before joining the faculty at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and subsequently at the Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. Jorge was then recruited to be the Chief of the Division of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, and in 2013 became the Division Chief for both adult and pediatric cardiac surgery. Dr. Salazar is an accomplished investigator involved in numerous clinical trials evaluating novel therapies to treat complex congenital heart defects. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Salazar's clinical focus has been on complex reconstruction of left-sided lesions including aortic root, valve, and aortic arch. He has extensive experience in valve reconstruction as well as the management of patients with connective tissue disorders. In addition, Dr. Salazar has a strong interest in adult congenital cardiac surgery and greatly expanded the program at the University of Mississippi."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Salazar "I love what I do because people, especially children, have so much potential. They are our future and our most worthwhile investment. Being a parent myself, I always strive to deliver the very best outcome to patients, with the least amount of risk. I feel very fortunate that my work enables me to help the children and adults I care for overcome even the most challenging heart problems, and thus achieve their full potential."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

17  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Adult
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Pediatric Heart Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease

38  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Washington, School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University of California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Jorge Salazar, MD
I have complete trust in Dr. Salazar. He performed a very difficult arterial switch operation on my then 11 year old son. Dr. Salazar was compassionate, forward thinking in his approach and offered and delivered hope. He was a true blessing to our family.
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