Melinda Cory, M.D., is faculty within in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology at UT Southwestern and an attending physician in the cardiac ICU at Children’s Medical Center. She joined the UT Southwestern faculty in September 2020.

A pediatric cardiologist, Dr. Cory earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School. She competed her residency in pediatrics at UT Southwestern/Children’s Medical Center followed by fellowships in pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care at Emory University School of Medicine.

She is a member of the UT Southwestern Pediatric Group.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2012)
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2015), Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine (2018), Pediatric Cardiology
Emory University School of Medicine/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (2020), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Research Interest

  • Medical management of Vein of Galen malformation
  • Use of non-invasive technology to identify low cardiac output syndrome
  • Use of simulation to improve education and crisis resource management skills


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Management outcomes of primary pulmonary vein stenosis.
Rosenblum JM, Altin HF, Gillespie SE, Bauser-Heaton H, Kanter KA, Sinha R, Cory M, Alsoufi B, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2020 03 159 3 1029-1036.e1
Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice Versus Reflective Debriefing for Pediatric Septic Shock Training.
Cory MJ, Colman N, McCracken CE, Hebbar KB, Pediatr Crit Care Med 2019 05 20 5 481-489
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 Cardiovasc Interv 2017 09 10 17 1788-1798

Honors & Awards

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

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2012)
  • American Heart Society (2021)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2020)
  • International Pediatric Simulation Society (2021)
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (2020)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • Texas Medical Association (2020)