Michael Slack, MD Cardiologist



Michael Slack, MD, performs the most advanced innovative cardiac catheterization procedures in patients with congenital heart problems over a wide range of ages. Dr. Slack uses the latest technology in the treatment of both routine and the most complex problems encountered. He possesses special expertise with the use of intravascular stents in the treatment of severe pulmonary artery stenosis and other blood vessel abnormalities. Dr. Slack also employs the Excimer Laser as well as the latest balloon angioplasty catheter techniques in the treatment of these complex and varied cardiovascular problems. Dr. Slack specializes in the catheter-based device closure of abnormal blood vessels and holes inside the heart.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 1992
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • Fellowship Program, Ped. Interventional Cardiology, 1992
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1987
    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Internship Program, Family Medicine, 1984
    De Witt Army Community Hospital
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Michael Slack

Patient story

Alexis's Story

"She likes to show off her scar and tell whoever listens that Children's National fixed her heart."

Patient story

Athena's Story

"To all the parents out there with a baby with hypoplastic left heart, good days will come. These babies overcome what seems impossible and have so much love to offer."

Patient story

Sarah's Story

"I know how difficult it is, when you don't have all the answers, and are not getting much sleep in the hospital with your child. I want to assure you that the answers will come."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

American Society of Anesthesia Annual Meeting

(2004) General Endotracheal Anesthesia: A Preferred Technique for TEE-guided Amplatzer® Device Closure of Atrial Septal Defects in Children?

Cardiovascular Revascularization Therapies CRT 2006 Conference

(2006) Devices and Outcomes of Atrial Septal Defect and PFO Closure

Cardiovascular Revascularization Therapies CRT 2007 MeetingNurse Tech Symposium

(2007) Devices & Preparations of Patients for ASD/PFO Device Closures

Coarctation of the Aorta The Need for Innovation

(2006) Congenital Cardiology Today

Emerging Devices Innovative Therapies Session Cardiovascular Revascularization Therapies CRT 2007 Meeting

(2007) St. Jude Premere PFO Closure System

Nonsurgical Alternatives in the Treatment of Congenital Heart DefectsCongenital Interventional Cardiology Moves into the 21st Century

(2006) US Cardiology

Nonsurgical Treatment of Tracheoinnominate Artery Fistula in the Pediatric Population

(2007) Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure Past Present and Future

(2007) Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy

Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions 30th Annual Scientific Sessions

(2007) Catheter-based interventions for critical Sano shunt obstruction

The Emerging Role Of The Cutting Balloon in Congenital Interventional Therapy

(2005) Congenital Cardiology Today

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