Pediatric And Congenital Interventional Cardiology
Dr. Latson is internationally recognized for excellence in patient care, education and research. He has more than 30 years of experience in interventional cardiology, including minimally invasive valve replacement and catheterization techniques for treatment of congenital heart disease in patients of all ages. He is one of only a few surgeons in the nation trained in the use of all approved transcatheter pulmonary valves. These valves are a revolutionary non-surgical alternative to open heart surgery in some patients.
He joined Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in 2011 after 18 years at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, where he was the first Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology, and Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at the Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Diseases.
Dr. Latson earned his medical degree with honors at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and a B.S. in biophysics from Trinity University in San Antonio. He completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Texas Children's Hospital, and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Latson is a member of many professional organizations and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Society for Cardiac Catheterization and Interventions.