Ari Michael Cedars, MD $$

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Ari Cedars, M.D., is a cardiologist at Children's Health℠ who specializes in caring for adults with congenital heart disease. He is an Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Cedars earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at University of Michigan Hospitals. He received two fellowships – one in cardiology and the other in adult congenital heart disease at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he was among the top 10 percent in patient satisfaction on their medical staff.  

As an expert in both adult cardiology and congenital heart disease, Dr. Cedars provides comprehensive care to adults diagnosed later in life with congenital heart disease as well as patients diagnosed as a child who are transitioning to adult care. These patients often have difficulty finding specialized care as they transition from pediatric cardiology to adult cardiology care.

"I'm an academic and a care provider and I have a passion to provide service to the community and work to improve the medical community's knowledge about adult congenital heart disease. I enjoy teaching our future leaders and impacting the lives of those we serve," says Dr. Cedars.

Dr. Cedars participates in research as part of national organizations, and serves as a board member for the Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology and head of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Research Interest Group, part of the Cardiovascular Health Collaborative Research Group in the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network. Working with researchers across the nation, he helps improve the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart disease in adults. He also researches new treatment options for these conditions and has been awarded several research grants for his work.

During his free time, Dr. Cedars enjoys spending time with his children, reading, exercising and travelling. He speaks English, French and Greek.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2001)
University of Michigan Hospitals (2004), Internal Medicine
Washington University (2011), Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Washington University (2010), Cardiology
Board Certification
American Board of IM/Cardiovascular Disease