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Dr. Damien Lapar, MD

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Damien J. LaPar, MD, is a member of the faculty of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the medical staff affiliated with the Children’s Heart Institute at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Dr. LaPar is associate professor of Cardiovascula...

Dr. Damien J. LaPar, MD, is a member of the faculty of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the medical staff affiliated with the Children’s Heart Institute at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Dr. LaPar is associate professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School and the new associate chief of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, as well as the director of Neonatal Heart Surgery at the Children’s Heart Institute.

Dr. LaPar trained in pediatric heart surgery at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital and is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery in pediatric and congenital cardiac surgery. Recognized as a Super Doctors Rising Star in Cardiac Surgery, he specializes in treating congenital cardiac lesions in patients of all ages with innovative approaches to complex neonatal cardiac reconstructions with complete single-stage repairs, pulmonary artery atresia and stenosis with MAPCA unifocalization, biventricular repair and/or conversion, peripheral pulmonary stenosis, Williams syndrome, Ozaki aortic valve reconstruction and complex aortic valve disease, atrioventricular canal defects, Tetralogy of Fallot, and minimally invasive approaches to pediatric cardiac surgery.

Dr. LaPar is an internationally recognized basic/translational science investigator as well as clinical science researcher, serving as the director of research and academic affairs for the Children’s Heart Institute. His funded congenital heart disease research lab focuses on the investigation of vascular smooth muscle signaling in congenital arteriopathy, as well as the development of innovative myocardial reconditioning and restorative therapies. His focused research includes extensive multi-institutional clinical research collaboratives and clinical trials. Dr. LaPar is a welcomed addition to the Children’s Heart Institute, where we care for babies with some of the most complex cardiac needs in the world, many of whom have been turned down elsewhere for heart repair.

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Locations and Appointments

Call to make an appointment (832) 325-6516

Meet the Provider

Specialties
  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Medical Education

University of Colorado School of Medicine 2007

Languages Spoken
  • English
Fellowship

University of Virginia - Graduate Medical Education 2016, Boston Children's Hospital 2017

Affiliated Centers
  • Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
Gender

Male

Internship & Residency

University of Virginia - Graduate Medical Education 2014

Cities Served

Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City

Zip Codes Served

77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77008, 77009, 77010, ...

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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Providers
  • AARP Medicare Complete
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  • Aetna Medicare
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  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
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  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
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  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana Most Benefit Plans
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Molina StarStar Plus
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Workers Comp
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • United Healthcare Most Benefit Plans
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • Wellcare
  • WELLCARE TEXAN PLUS
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