Meet our Heart Team

University Children’s Health Heart Center offers your child best-practice congenital cardiac care with an empathy and kindness that families want and our patients deserve. Our Heart Center offers some of the best outcomes in the nation, and we believe that’s due to the exceptional skill level of our multidisciplinary pediatric cardiac specialists, as well as our dedication to treating each patient as family. Our team of cardiothoracic surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, cardiac nurses and heart health professionals, provide the highest quality of care for this special group of patients. In fact, we are one of just 3 pediatric heart programs in Texas designated by Optum as a Center of Excellence.

Pediatric Surgeons

Our surgical program is led by 2 board-certified pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons who have 40 years of combined experience in pediatric heart care.

  • S. Adil Husain MD, is a professor of cardiothoracic surgery and chief of the division of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at UT Health San Antonio.
  • John H. Calhoon, MD, is a professor and chair of cardiothoracic surgery at UT Health San Antonio, and holds the Rowena C. Gorman Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.

Pediatric Cardiologists

Our cardiology team consists of 6 pediatric cardiologists who provide innovative clinical care with a family-centered approach.
  • Steven R. Nelsh, MD, SM is a professor and vice chairman of pediatrics at UT Health San Antonio, and holds the Richard S. Wayne Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Cardiology.
  • Sergio Bartakian, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at UT health San Antonio and director of the Pediatric and Congenital Interventional Catheterization Program.
  • Patrick Glasow, MD is a clinical professor of pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology at UT Health San Antonio. 
  • Elaine Maldonado-Campbell, MD is an assistant professor of pediatrics and director of Pediatric and Fetal Echocardiography Services at UT Health San Antonio. 
  • Mehul D. Patel, MD is an assistant professor of pediatrics at UT Health San Antonio
  • Roozbeh Taeed, MD is an associate professor of pediatrics at UT Health San Antonio.