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No Picture AvailableArup Achari, MD
1707 Sunset Blvd., Houston, TX  77005
713-526-5511; FAX 713-520-4729
e-mail: ccross@mchllp.com

Hospital affiliation: St. Luke's Health System, Methodist, TWH.
Academic appointment: Clinic. Inst., Baylor.
Medical school: UTMB, 1991.
Specialty training: Baylor, THI.
Certification: Am. Board Internal Med. (Cardiovascular Disease).
Specialty interests: Interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular intervention, venous disease, nuclear cardiology.


Mahboob AlamMahboob Alam, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
6620 Main St. Suite 1225, Houston, TX 77030
713-798-0280; FAX 713-798-0270
e-mail: mahboob.alam@bcm.edu

Hospital affiliation: St. Luke's Health System, TCH
Languages other than English: Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi
Academic appointment: Assistant Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Director of Interventional Cardiology at Baylor Heart Clinic
Medical school: The Agakhan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan 2002.
Specialty training: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (2004 -2007, internal medicine. 2007-2010, adult cardiology. 2010-2011, interventional cardiology).
Specialty interests: Coronary and peripheral arterial disease, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.
Research interests: High risk interventions, left main coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndrome.


H. Vernon Anderson, MDH. Vernon Anderson, MD
6431 Fannin, MSB 1.232, Houston, TX  77030
713-500-6585; FAX 713-500-6556
e-mail: H.V.Anderson@uth.tmc.edu

Hospital affiliation: St. Luke's Health System, Hermann.
Academic appointment: Prof., UTMSH.
Medical school: Emory U., 1980.
Specialty training: Emory U.
Certification: Am. Board Internal Med. (Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology).
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular diseases.


Paolo Angelini, MDPaolo Angelini, MD
Medical Director, Center for Coronary Artery Anomalies, THI
PO Box 20206, Houston, TX 77225
713-790-9401; FAX 713-790-0353
e-mail: leachman@leachmancardiology.com

Hospital affiliation: St. Luke's Health System.
Academic appointment: Assoc. Prof., Baylor.
Medical school: Milan (Italy), 1966.
Specialty training: National Institute Cardiology (Mexico City), Baylor.
Specialty interests: Interventional cardiology, congenital heart disease in adults, coronary artery anomalies.


Bruce E. Barnum, MD, FACCBruce E. Barnum, MD, FACC
6624 Fannin, Suite 2000, Houston, TX 77030
713-442-0625; FAX 713-442-0972

Hospital affiliations: St. Luke's Health System.
Medical school: Baylor, 1978.
Specialty training: THI.
Certification: Am. Board Internal Med. (Cardiovascular Disease).
Specialty interests: Cardiac catheterization, angiography, interventional cardiology, cardiac transplantation.


Jaime Benrey, MD, FACCJaime Benrey, MD, FACC
6624 Fannin, Suite 2310, Houston, TX 77030
713-796-2668; FAX 713-790-0591
e-mail: jaimeb1@aol.com

Hospital affiliations: St. Luke's Health System, Memorial Southeast.
Academic appointment: Clin. Assoc. Prof., UTMSH.
Medical school: U. Mexico, 1968.
Specialty training: Laboratory of Immunological Investigations (Mexico City), Methodist, Baylor, St. Luke's Health System, THI.
Certification: Am. Board Internal Med. (Cardiovascular Disease).
Specialty interest: Interventional cardiology.


Yochai Birnbaum, MDYochai Birnbaum, MD
1709 Dryden Road, Suite 9.32
Houston, TX 77030
713-798-2735;  FAX 713-798-0270
e-mail: ybirnbau@bcm.edu

Hospital affiliations: St. Luke's Health System.
Language: Hebrew
Academic appointment: Professor of Medicine, John S. Dunn Chair in Cardiology Research and Education, Baylor College of Medicine; Medical Director, Baylor Heart Clinic; Medical Director, Baylor Cardiology Consult Service at St. Luke's Health System.
Medical school: Hadassah Medical School, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
Specialty training: Rabin Medical Center, Petah-Tikva, Israel; A. Kaplan Hospital, Rehovot, Israel; Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, California; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.
Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease).
Specialty interest: Clinical cardiology, cardiac intensive care, echocardiography, myocardial protection against ischemia-reperfusion injury, ECG in acute coronary syndrome.


Eric Boerwinkle, PhDEric Boerwinkle, PhD
UTHSC-Houston PO Box 20334
Houston, TX  77225-0334
713-500-9816; FAX 713-500-0900
e-mail: eric.boerwinkle@uth.tmc.edu  

Academic appointment: Research Professor, Texas Heart Institute; Professor, Center and Division Director, Human Genetics Center, School of Public Health, UTHSC-H; Institute of Molecular Medicine, UTMS.
Graduate degree: Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, PhD in Human Genetics.
Specialty training: The Univ. of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 
Specialty interests: Human genetics, epidemiology, genetic analysis.


Roberta C. Bogaev, MDRoberta C. Bogaev, MD, FACC, FACP 
8122 Datapoint Dr., Suite 700
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3444 
210-615-0600;  FAX 210-615-1899
e-mail: rbogaev@sccheart.com 

Medical school: University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
Specialty training: University of Virginia; National Institutes of Health. 
Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease); American Board of Cardiology.
Specialty interests: Heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, cardiac transplantation, heart failure treatment research, noninvasive technology.


Alexander_Butkevich_ProffesionalStaff_Web100_bwAlexander Butkevich, MD
Cardiology and Transplant Associates
12234 Shadow Creek Pkwy. Ste 6106
Pearland, Texas 77584

Hospital affiliation: St. Luke's Health System
Medical school: Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel, 1999.
Specialty training: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 2000-2003; Cardiac Fellowship, UT Houston 2003-2006.  
Specialty interests: Cardiology, transplantation.
Research interests: Cardiac transplantation, mechanical circulatory support.


Blase A. Carabello, MDBlase A. Carabello, MD
Chief, Cardiology, THI and St. Luke's Health System;
Director, Center for Heart Valve Disease, THI
6770 Bertner, Suite C520
Houston, TX 77030 
e-mail: bcarabello@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliations: St. Luke's Health System, VA Medical Center.
Academic appointment: Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, Baylor.
Medical school: Temple University, Philadelphia, 1973.
Specialty training: Harvard Medical School; Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Certification: Am. Board Internal Med. (Cardiovascular Disease).
Specialty interest: Valvular heart disease, severe congestive heart failure, left ventricular function, cardio/renal disease.


Robert J. Card, MDRobert J. Card, MD
6624 Fannin, Suite 2390, Houston, TX 77030
713-797-1620; FAX 713-797-1543
e-mail: csh@texas-heart.net

Hospital affiliations: St. Luke's Health System, Sun Belt Regional, AMI Heights.
Academic appointment: Clin. Instructor, Baylor.
Medical school: Tulane U., 1974.
Specialty training: Parkland Hosp. (Dallas), St. Luke's Health System, THI.
Certification: Am. Board Internal Med. (Cardiovascular Disease).
Specialty interest: Clinical cardiology.



Benjamin Y. Cheong, MDBenjamin Y. Cheong, MD, FACC, FRCP
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
6720 Bertner Ave., MC 2-270
Houston, TX  77030
832-355-8968; FAX 832-355-4741
e-mail: bcheong@stlukeshealth.org  

Hospital affiliation: St. Luke's Health System.
Language: Cantonese.
Academic appointment: Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, Radiology - Baylor.
Medical school: University of Liverpool, England, 1994.
Specialty training: Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana; Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston. 
Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease).
Specialty interests: Internal medicine, cardiology, cardiovascular MRI/CT imaging; myocardial viability; perfusion; coronary artery and aortic disease.


Andrew Civitello, MDAndrew B. Civitello, MD
Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program, THI
1200 Binz, Suite 1290
Houston, Texas  77004
832-355-8968; FAX  713-526-8901
e-mail: andrewcivitello@hotmail.com   

Hospital affiliation: St. Luke's Health System.
Academic appointment: Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine-Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine.
Medical school: The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
Specialty training: The University of Texas Health Science Center; Texas Heart Institute; Baylor College of Medicine. 
Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant; Radioactive Material License, Diagnostic Nuclear Cardiology.
Specialty interests: Interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular procedures, peripheral arterial interventions, percutaneous mechanical circulatory support, cardiac catheterization, CT angiography, nuclear cardiology, advanced heart failure management, novel treatments for heart failure, heart transplantation.


Patrick J. Cook, MD, FACC, FACPPatrick J. Cook, MD, FACC, FACP
Medical Clinic of Houston
1701 Sunset Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005 
713-526-5511

Hospital affiliations: St. Luke's Health System, Methodist, Travis center Angiography.
Academic appointment: Clin. Asst. Prof., Baylor.
Medical school: Baylor, 1979.
Specialty training: St. Luke's Health System, Baylor, THI.
Certification: Am. Board Internal Med. (Cardiovascular Disease).
Specialty interests: Clinical cardiology, cardiac catheterization, interventional cardiology.


Stephanie A. Coulter, MDStephanie A. Coulter, MD
Director, Center for Women's Heart & Vascular Health, THI
6624 Fannin, Suite 2780, Houston, TX 77030
713-790-9401; FAX 713-790- 0353
e-mail: leachman@leachmancardiology.com

Hospital affiliations: St. Luke's Health System. 
Medical school: UTMSH.
Specialty training: THI.
Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease).
Specialty interests: Echocardiography, valvular heart disease, women and heart disease.


No Picture AvailableBarry R. Davis, MD, PhD
University of Texas School of Public Health
1200 Herman Pressler St., E-801
Houston, TX 77030
713-500-9515; FAX 713-500-9530
e-mail: Barry.R.Davis@uth.tmc.edu

Academic appointment: Prof. of Biometry, UTSPH.
Medical school: UCSD, 1977.
Specialty training: U. Massachusetts, Brown U.
Certification: Am. Board of Public Health and General Preventive Medicine.
Specialty interests: Clinical trials, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, biostatistics.


Reynolds M. Delgado III, MD, FACCReynolds M. Delgado III, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Mechanical Assist Devices in Heart Failure, THI
6624 Fannin, Suite 2420, Houston, TX 77030
713-383-9300; FAX 713-383-8306

Hospital affiliations: St. Luke's Health System, Park Plaza.
Academic appointments: Clin. Asst. Prof., Baylor; Clin. Asst. Prof., UTMSH.
Medical school: UTMSW.
Specialty training: UTMSW, UTMSH.
Certification: Am. Board Internal Med. (Cardiovascular Disease).
Specialty interests: Treatment of CHF, cardiac transplantation.


Jose G. Diez, MDJose G. Diez, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Senior Research Scientist Interventional Cardiology, THI
Southwest Cardiovascular Consultants
6624 Fannin, Suite 2220, Houston, TX 77030
713-791-9400; FAX 713-795-5651
e-mail: jgdiez@mac.com  
www.southwestcardio.com

Hospital affiliations:St. Luke's Health System.
Appointments: Clinical Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine; Associate Editor, Texas Heart Institute Journal.
Medical school: Pontificia Univ. Javeriana Medical School (Bogota, D.C., Colombia).
Specialty training: Boston University School of Medicine, THI, St. Luke's Health System, Baylor College of Medicine.
Certification: Am. Board Internal Med. (Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology).
Specialty interests: Interventional cardiology (coronary, structural, aortic valve, TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation), and peripheral interventions), acute coronary syndromes, acute and chronic aortic syndromes, antiplatelet and antithrombin therapies.


MacArthur A. Elayda, MD, PhDMacArthur A. Elayda, MD, PhD
Vice President, Biostatistics & Epidemiology, THI 
PO Box 20345, MC 3-239
Houston, TX  77225-0345
832-355-3730; FAX 832-355-2961
e-mail: melayda@texasheart.org  

Hospital affiliation: THI, St. Luke's Health System 
Academic appointment: Assoc. Prof. Medicine, UTMS-H; Assist. Prof. Medicine, Baylor.
Medical school: Univ. of Phillipines, Manila.
Specialty training: National Institute of Cardiology (Mexico City); Texas Heart Institute;  St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital; Baylor College of Medicine.  
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular epidemiology, biostatistics, outcomes research in cardiovascular disease, risk scoring techniques, research database development.


Sayed F. Feghali, MDSayed F. Feghali, MD
6624 Fannin, Suite 1720, Houston, TX 77030
713-797-0200; FAX 713-797-0228

Hospital affiliation: St. Luke's Health System.
Academic appointment: Assoc. Prof., Baylor.
Medical school: American U. (Lebanon), 1978.
Specialty training: American U., THI, Baylor.
Certification: Am. Board Internal Med. (Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology).
Specialty interests: Myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure.


R. David Fish, MD, FACC R. David Fish, MD, FACC
Director, Interventional Cardiology Research and Education, THI
Co-Director, Center for Heart Valve Disease, THI
6624 Fannin, Suite 2220, Houston, TX 77030
713-791-9400; FAX 713-795-5651

Hospital affiliation: St. Luke's Health System.
Medical school: Southwestern, 1982.
Specialty training: Massachusetts Gen. Hosp. (Boston), Brigham and Women's Hosp. (Boston).
Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease).
Specialty interests: Interventional cardiology, coronary and peripheral vascular stents, cardiac electrophysiology, pacemakers, TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation).


Wayne J. Franklin, MDWayne J. Franklin, MD 
6620 Main St., MS 621
Houston, TX 77030
713-798-2545; FAX 713-798-2578
e-mail: wjf@bcm.tmc.edu

Hospital affiliation: St. Luke's Health System, TCH.
Academic appointments: Asst. Prof. Medicine and Pediatrics, Baylor; Medical Director, Texas Adult Congenital Heart Center (TACH).
Medical school: U. of California Los Angeles, 1997.
Certification: Am. Board Internal Medicine
Specialty interests: Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Clinical expertise in echocardiography, diagnostic catheterization, nuclear cardiology, intensive care, pediatric cardiology. Research interests in adult congenital heart disease, heart failure, single ventricle physiology.

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