Munes Fares, MD $$

Pediatric Cardiologist

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Munes Fares, M.D. is a pediatric cardiologist at Children's Health℠ and is an assistant professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Fares specializes in advanced imaging and fetal cardiology.

Dr. Munes Fares discusses a Cardiac MRI of a patient - Children's Health

Dr. Fares earned his medical degree at Damascus University in Syria. After completing his residency in pediatrics at Marshall University, he received advanced training through a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Case Western Reserve University and through a fellowship in advanced pediatric cardiac imaging at UT Southwestern and Children's Medical Center Dallas.

Dr. Farers research interest is in advancing new techniques for fetal cardiac imaging using fetal cardiac MRI. He is also invested in developing new methods of myocardial perfusion and stress testing using cardiac MRI. He has particular interest in noninvasive imaging, such as echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, fetal echocardiography, cardiac MRI, cardiac CT, 3D imaging, and 3D printing.

In his spare time, Dr. Fares' is interested in reading, traveling and cooking.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Damascus School of Medicine (2012)
Marshall University School of Medicine (2017), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center (HR) (2021), Pediatric Cardiology Advanced 4th Year
Case Western Reserve University Hospitals (2020), Pediatric Cardiology
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
  • Research Interests

    • Coronary perfusion and stress imaging
    • Fetal cardiac MRI imaging
    • Fetal echocardiography
    • Noninvasive cardiac imaging
    • Radiation-free MRI-guided cardiac catheterization
    • Effects of cardiotoxic anticancer chemotherapy
  • Publications

    • Diagnostic Accuracy and Safety of Confrim RxTM Insertable Cardiac Monitors in Pediatric Patients. Yoon, JG, Fares M, Hoyt, Walter Jr, Snyder C Pediatric Cardiology 2020
    • Appropriate Use of Echocardiography for Palpitations in Pediatric Cardiology Clinics. Sheth, S, Fares, M, Kikano, S, Snuder, C, Dodgen, A, Wilhelm, C Cardiology in the Young 2020
    • Diagnostic Accuracy and Safety of Confirm Rx™ Insertable Cardiac Monitor in Pediatric Patients. Yoon JG, Fares M, Hoyt W, Snyder CS, Pediatric cardiology 2021 Jan 42 1 142-147
    • Myocardial Parametric Mapping by Cardiac MRI in Pediatric Cardiology? Are We Ready for Prime Time? Sruti Rao, MD, Stephanie Y. Tseng, MD, Amol Pednekar,PhD, Saira Siddiqui, MD, Murat Kocaoglu, MD, Munes Fares, MD, Sean M. Lang, MD, Shelby Kutty, MD, PhD, Michael D. Taylor,MD, PhD, Tarek Alsaied, MD Cardiovascular Imaging 2021
  • Professional Activities

    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • American College of Cardiology
    • American Heart Association
    • American Society of Echocardiography
    • Fetal Heart Society
    • Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
    • Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
    • Society of Pediatric Echocardiography
    • Syrian American Medical Society
  • Awards and Honors

    • Top Five Finalist 2020, Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Cover Contest
    • Teaching Award – Fellow 2018, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
    • Dean’s List 2012, Damascus University, Faculty of Medicine
    • Award for Excellence 2006-2007, Damascus University, Faculty of Medicine

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