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No Picture AvailableFaisal G. Bakaeen, MD, FACS
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
2002 Holcombe Blvd., OCL 112
Houston, TX 77030
713-794-7892; FAX 713-794-7352
E-mail: fbakaeen@bcm.tmc.edu

Hospital affiliation: CHI St. Luke’s Health
Academic appointment: Associate Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine;  Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.
Languages: Arabic
Medical school: Cambridge University, England, 1994
Specialty training: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
Certification: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Specialty interests: Adult cardiothoracic surgery; valve disease, coronary bypass, minimally invasive surgery, aortic surgery, outcomes and education


William E. Cohn, MDWilliam E. Cohn, MD
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgical Technology, THI
MC 2-114A, PO Box 20345, Houston, TX 77225-0345
832-355-3000; FAX 832-355-9004
e-mail: wcohn@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliation: CHI St. Luke’s Health
Academic appointment: Associate Professor, Baylor
Medical school: Baylor, 1986
Specialty training: Baylor, Beth Israel
Certification: Am. Board Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Specialty interests: Minimally invasive surgery, new and innovative technology for surgery


Denton A. Cooley, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCPDenton A. Cooley, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP
Founder and President Emeritus, Texas Heart Institute
MC 3-258, PO Box 20345, Houston, TX 77225-0345
832-355-4932; FAX 832-355-3424
e-mail: dcooley@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health, Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann
Academic appointment: Clinical Professor, University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Medical school: Johns Hopkins University, 1944
Specialty training: Johns Hopkins University, Brompton Hospital for Chest Diseases (London)
Certification: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery


Joseph S. Coselli, MDJoseph S. Coselli, MD
Chief, Adult Cardiac Surgery, THI
6770 Bertner Ave., Suite C-330, Houston, TX 77030
832-355-9910; FAX 832-355-9920
e-mail: jcoselli@bcm.edu

Hospital affiliation: CHI St. Luke’s Health
Academic appointment: Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor; Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program, Baylor
Medical school: UTMBG, 1977
Specialty training: Baylor
Certification: Am. Board Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular, thoracic, and vascular surgery, specializing in the treatment of diseases of the aorta and Marfan syndrome


J. Michael Duncan, MD, FACS, FACC J. Michael Duncan, MD, FACS, FACC
MC 1-162, PO Box 20345, Houston, TX 77225-0345
832-355-4914; FAX 832-355-3770
e-mail: sjames@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliation: CHI St. Luke’s Health
Academic appointment: Clinical Associate Professor, UTMSH
Clinical Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Medical school: Baylor, 1971
Specialty training: Baylor, THI
Certification: American Board of Surgery (and Special Qualification in General Vascular Surgery), American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Specialty interests: Bypass surgery, aneurysm surgery and valve surgery
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Charles D. Fraser, Jr., MD, FCCP Charles D. Fraser, Jr., MD, FCCP
Chief, Adult Congenital Heart Surgery 
6621 Fannin, MC WT 19345H, Houston, TX 77030
832-826-2030; FAX 832-825-2013
e-mail: charlesf@bcm.edu

Hospital affiliation: TCH, CHI St. Luke’s Health
Academic appointment: Surgeon-in-Chief, Texas Children's Hospital; Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics, Baylor, Donovan Chair
Medical school: UTMBG, 1984
Specialty training: Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia
Certification: Am. Board Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Specialty interests: Pediatric and adult congenital heart surgery, cardiac transplantation, circulatory support/assist devices in children


O. H. Frazier, MDO. H. Frazier, MD, FACS, FACC
Chief, Center for Cardiac Support, THI;
Director, Cardiovascular Surgery Research, THI;
Co-Director, Cullen Cardiovascular Research Laboratories, THI
MC 2-114A, PO Box 20345, Houston, TX 77225-0345
832-355-3000;  FAX 832-355-6798
E-mail: ofrazier@texasheart.org 

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health, Hermann, TCH, MD Anderson
Academic appointments: Clinical Professor, MD Anderson; Tenured Professor, UTMSH; Tenured Professor, Baylor
Medical school: Baylor, 1967
Specialty training: Baylor Affiliated Hosps
Certification: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, cardiac transplantation, cardiac mechanical assist devices


Charles H. Hallman, MD, FACSCharles H. Hallman, MD, FACS
MC 3-258, PO Box 20345, Houston, TX 77225-0345
832-355-4332; FAX 832-355-3770

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health, TCH, Hermann, SE Memorial
Medical school: Baylor, 1984
Specialty training: Baylor, St. Luke's Health System
Certification: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery


Grady L. Hallman, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP Grady L. Hallman, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP Director, Cardiovascular Surgery Education
MC 3-258, PO Box 20345, Houston, TX 77225-0345
832-355-4129; FAX 832-355-3770

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health
Academic appointments: Clinical Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Medical school: Baylor, 1954
Specialty training: Baylor Affiliated Hosps
Certification: Am. Board Surgery, American Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Specialty interests: Vein Surgery (Phlebology)


Scott A. LeMaire, MDScott A. LeMaire, MD, FACS, FCCP, FAHA 
6770 Bertner St., Suite C-350
Houston, TX 77030
832-355-9910;  FAX 832-355-9920
e-mail: slemaire@bcm.tmc.edu

Hospital affiliation: CHI St. Luke’s Health
Academic appointment: Professor and Director of Research, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Medical school: Northwestern University, 1992
Specialty training: Baylor College of Medicine
Certification: American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Specialty interests: Thoracic aorta surgery, aortic dissection, endovascular aortic repair, Marfan syndrome


George V. Letsou, MDGeorge V. Letsou, MD
6410 Fannin, Suite 450
Houston, TX 77030
713-500-5323;  FAX 713-500-0650
e-mail: george.v.letsou@uth.tmc.edu

Hospital affiliation: CHI St. Luke’s Health
Academic appointment: Professor of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Medical School, Houston
Medical school: Columbia University, New York, New York
Specialty training: Yale-New Haven Hospital; Yale University
Certification: American Board of Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular surgery, transplantation, mechanical cardiac assist, coronary revascularization


James J. Livesay, MD, FACS, FACC James J. Livesay, MD, FACS, FACC
MC  3-258, PO Box 20345, Houston, TX 77225-0345
832-355-4976; FAX 832-355-3770
e-mail: jlivesay@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health
Academic appointment: Clinical Associate Professor, UTMSH
Medical school: Baylor, 1973
Specialty training: UCLA Center for Health Sciences, THI, MD Anderson
Certification: Am. Board Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular, thoracic and peripheral vascular surgery, TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation)


Matthias Loebe, MD, PhDMatthias Loebe, MD, PhD
6565 Fannin St., Fondren Building, STE A979, Houston, TX 77030
713-798-1927; FAX 713-797-0613
e-mail: mloebe@bcm.edu

Hospital affiliations: Baylor College of Medicine, CHI St. Luke’s Health, The Methodist Hospital.
Academic appointment: Assist. Prof. Surgery, Baylor
Medical school: Free University Berlin, Germany
Specialty training: Humboldt University Berlin (PhD); Jewish Hospital, Berlin (Residency); German Heart Institute, Berlin (Residency); Hannover Medical School (Residency)
Certification: German Board of Surgery; German Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery; cardiac transplantation; mechanical circulatory assist devices; heart failure research


Hari R. Mallidi, MD, FRCSCHari R. Mallidi, MD, FRCSC
Associate Chief, Transplant Service; Surgical Director, Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Programs;
Director, Clinical Outcomes Research, Center for Cardiac Support; Co-Director, Center for Congenital and Familial Cardiovascular Disease
Texas Heart Institute
6770 Bertner Ave., Houston, TX 77030
832-355-9304; FAX 832-355-9004
e-mail: mallidi@bcm.edu 

Academic appointments: Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Medical school: University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Ontario, Canada
Specialty training: University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine; Stanford University School of Medicine, California
Certification: Board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Specialty interests: Heart, lung, and heart-lung transplantation, cardiothoracic transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, ventricular assist devices, complex coronary artery surgery, aortic and mitral valve repair/replacement, and adult congenital heart surgery


George P. Noon, MDGeorge P. Noon, MD
6565 Fannin St., Suite A979, Houston, TX 77030
713-790-3155; FAX 713-797-0613
e-mail: pmiller@bcm.tmc.edu

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health, TCH
Academic appointment: Prof. of Surgery, Baylor
Medical school: Baylor
Certification: Am. Board of Surgery


Specialty interests: Cardiovascular, thoracic, and vascular surgery; Heart/Lung/Kidney transplantation; Thyroid/Parathyroid surgery; Renal access surgery; Left ventricular assist devices; Surgical treatment of heart failure; Circulatory assist devices


David A. Ott, MD, FACS, FACC David A. Ott, MD, FACS, FACC
MC 3-258, PO Box 20345, Houston, TX 77225-0345
832-355-4917; FAX 832-355-3770
e-mail: daott@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health
Academic appointment: Clin. Prof., UTMSH
Medical school: Baylor, 1972
Specialty training: Baylor Affiliated Hosps., THI
Certification: Am. Board Surgery (and Special Qualification in General Vascular Surgery), Am. Board Thoracic Surgery
Specialty interests: Valve repair surgery, TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation), coronary artery bypass surgery, aneurysm surgery, peripheral vascular surgery


George J. Reul, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP George J. Reul, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP
Associate Chief, Surgery, THI:
Co-Director, Peripheral Vascular Disease Service, THI;
Director, Peripheral Vascular Laboratory, CHI St. Luke’s Health
MC 3-258, PO Box 20345, Houston, TX 77225-0345
832-355-4929; FAX 832-355-3424
e-mail: greul@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health, TCH, Methodist
Academic appointment: Clin. Prof., UTMSH, Clin. Prof. Baylor
Medical school: Marquette, 1962
Specialty training: Baylor
Certification: Am. Board Surgery (and Special Qualification in General Vascular Surgery), Am. Board Thoracic Surgery
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular surgery in adult and pediatric patients, peripheral vascular surgery


Ross M. Reul, MDRoss M. Reul, MD
Assistant to Program Director,
THI/BCM Thoracic Residency Program
1101 Bates, P514, Houston, TX 77030
832-355-5884; FAX 832-355-3770
e-mail: rreul@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health
Medical school: Baylor, 1993
Specialty training: Brigham & Women's; THI
Certification: Am. Board Surgery, Am. Board Thoracic Surgery
Specialty interests: Cardiac, vascular, thoracic and minimally invasive surgery, TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation)


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2450 Holcombe Blvd. Suite One, Houston, TX 77021
713-791-8800; FAX 713-799-8220
e-mail: RCR@texasmedicalcenter.org


Medical school: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi 1983
Specialty training: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York
Certification: Am. Board Surgery, Am. Board Thoracic Surgery
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, thoracic transplantation, regenerative medicine


No picture available.Ying H. Shen, MD, PhD 
6770 Bertner Ave. C-1095
Houston, TX 77030
832-355-9952; FAX 832-355-9951
e-mail: hyshen@bcm.tmc.edu

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health
Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor
Medical school: Beijing Medical College, Beijing, China
Specialty training: Molecular Biology, New South Wales Univ., Sydney, Australia
Language: Chinese
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular diseases in diabetes and in metabolic syndrome; molecular mechanisms of vascular insulin resistance


Irina Volguina, MDIrina V. Volguina, MS, MD, PhD 
6770 Bertner Ave. Ste. 350 
Houston, TX 77030
832-355-9943; FAX 832-355-9944
e-mail: volguina@bcm.tmc.edu

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health
Academic Appointments: Project Manager, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor
Medical school: Moscow Medical Academy, Moscow, Russia (MBBS)
Specialty training: National Center for Medical Genetics, Moscow, Russia
Language: Russian
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular surgery outcomes in patients with Marfan syndrome and other connective tissue disorders; quality of life following cardiovascular surgery interventions


Xing Li Wang, MDXing Li Wang, MD, PhD, FAHA
6770 Bertner Ave. C-1095
Houston, TX 77030
832-355-9939; FAX 832-355-9951
e-mail: xlwang@bcm.tmc.edu

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health
Academic Appointments: Prof. and Laboratory Dir., Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor
Medical school: Shandong Medical U., Shandong, P.R.China
Specialty training: Univ. New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Certification: Am. Heart Association
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular genetics, cardiothoracic research, genetics and molecular mechanisms of coronary and aortic disease

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