Cardiothoracic Surgery

Marina Silguero, MSHS, RN

Senior-level Nurse Informaticist

Personal Statement:

Marina Silguero is a Senior-level Nurse Informaticist for the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Ms. Silguero brings over 26 years of diverse nursing experience to the Department, including oncology bedside nursing, cardiac critical care, research, intraoperative patient care, and working in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry as a sales specialist and clinical trainer. Marina graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing in December 1993, received her license to practice as a Registered Nurse in March 1994, received her Bachelor’s degree in 2006, and went on to get her Master’s degree in Clinical Research Administration from The George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Science in May 2012.

Ms. Silguero’s interest in data driven outcomes began while working for the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, using the military’s trauma registry to improve combat casualty care.  She began working for the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in August 2013. She feels her ties with the Department have brought her career full circle, as she first began working in the capacity of Research Nurse for O. LaWayne Miller, M.D. in 1994, and was the primary OR Circulator for congenital heart surgeries performed by John Calhoon M.D. in 2004-2005.  Ms. Silguero currently manages two Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ (STS) registries: Adult Cardiac Surgery and Congenital Heart Surgery and is a former Board Member of the STS Texas Regional Data Manager’s Group. By meticulously abstracting, cleaning, and submitting surgical patient data to STS, Marina has contributed greatly to the Department’s mission of providing patients with the highest quality of care, resulting in the best clinical outcomes possible. Data results are publicly reported on the STS website and U.S. News and World Report uses this data to rank hospital programs on a National level. In addition to managing the department’s surgical data, Ms. Silguero also serves as a Research Coordinator for four Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society Research studies.

When she is not immersed in surgical data, Marina enjoys serving as Vice President of her HOA, spending time with her adult son, friends and family, beach vacations, taking long walks, and riding her bicycle. She is an avid reader, loves learning new things, and loves being continually amused by her two cats: Moses and Butterscotch (a.k.a. Mr. Butters).