Melinda Jean Cory, MD $$

Pediatric Cardiologist

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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UT Southwestern Pediatric Group


Melinda Jean Cory, M.D., is a pediatric cardiologist at Children's Health and an Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her clinical interests include pediatric cardiac intensive care, high-output heart failure, and medical education.

Dr. Cory earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern, where she also completed her residency in pediatrics. She gained advanced training through fellowships in pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society, the International Pediatric Simulation Society, and the American Heart Association.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2012)
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2015), Pediatrics
Emory University Hospital - GME (2020), Pediatric Critical Care
Emory University Hospital - GME (2018), Pediatric Cardiology
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
  • Research Interests

    • Medical management of vein of Galen malformation
    • Use of simulation to improve education and crisis resource management skills
  • Publications

    • Reintervention Is Associated With Improved Survival in Pediatric Patients With Pulmonary Vein Stenosis. Cory MJ, Ooi YK, Kelleman MS, Vincent RN, Kim DW, Petit CJ, JACC. Cardiovascular interventions 2017 09 10 17 1788-1798
    • Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice Versus Reflective Debriefing for Pediatric Septic Shock Training. Cory MJ, Colman N, McCracken CE, Hebbar KB, Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies 2019 05 20 5 481-489
    • Management outcomes of primary pulmonary vein stenosis. Rosenblum JM, Altin HF, Gillespie SE, Bauser-Heaton H, Kanter KA, Sinha R, Cory M, Alsoufi B, The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 2020 03 159 3 1029-1036.e1
  • Professional Activities

    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • American Heart Association
    • Dallas County Medical Society
    • International Pediatric Simulation Society
    • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society
    • Society of Critical Care Medicine
    • Texas Medical Association
  • Awards and Honors

    • PL-2 Award for Clinical Excellence 2014, Children's Medical Center of Dallas
    • 3rd Place, Fellow Teaching Competition 2018, Emory University, Department of Pediatrics

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