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William E. Cohn, MDWilliam E. Cohn, MD
 
Director, Center for Technology and Innovation
Associate Director, Laboratory Surgery Research in the Center for Cardiac Support
Director, Cullen Cardiovascular Research Laboratory
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: Professor, Baylor College of Medicine; Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering, University of Houston; Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering, Rice University
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, President Emeritus and Surgeon-in-Chief 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
 



Kim I. de la Cruz, MDKim I. de la Cruz, MD, FACS, FACC

Baylor Cardiothoracic Surgery
One Baylor Plaza, BCM 390, Houston, TX 77030 
832-355-9916; FAX 832-355-9920 
e-mail: kimdlc@bcm.edu 

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke's Health; Ben Taub General Hospital
Academic appointment: Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor
Medical school: University of the Philippines College of Medicine, 2000
Specialty training: Brooklyn Hospital Center; Texas Heart Institute; Baylor College of Medicine
Certification: Am. Board of Thoracic Surgery
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, Aortic surgery, Endovascular aortic surgery, Transcatheter valvular therapies, General surgery

 


 
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
MAZE procedure for atrial fibrillation
 


 
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 
  
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 Ave., Suite C-350
Houston, TX 77030
832-355-9910;  FAX 832-355-9920
e-mail: slemaire@bcm.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)
 



Jeffrey A. Morgan, MDJeffrey A. Morgan, MD, FACS, FACC  

Surgical Director, Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support
6770 Bertner Ave., Suite C-355N
Houston, TX 77030 
832-355-3000; FAX 832-355-9004 
e-mail:  jeffrey.morgan@bcm.edu  

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Hermann, TCH, MD Anderson. 
Academic appointments: Professor, Baylor College of Medicine  
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1999 
Specialty training: New York University; Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center 
Certification: Am. Board Surgery, Am. Board Thoracic Surgery 
Specialty interests: Heart transplantation, lung transplantation, cardiac assist devices, mechanical circulatory support
 


 
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.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 
 
Surgeon-in-Chief, THI
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



Ourania Preventza, MDOurania Preventza, MD

Baylor Cardiovascular Surgery
6770 Bertner Ave., C-350, Houston, TX 77030 
832-355-9929; FAX 832-355-9920 
e-mail: preventz@bcm.edu

Medical school: University of Athens, Greece, 1991 
Specialty training: Baylor College of Medicine
Certification: Am. Board Surgery, Am. Board Thoracic Surgery, Am. Board of Sugical Critical Care
Specialty interests: Cardiac and endovascular 
 


 
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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
 


 
Hu Ying Shen, MD, PhDYing H. Shen, MD, PhD  

6770 Bertner Ave. C-1095
Houston, TX 77030
832-355-9952; FAX 832-355-9951
e-mail: hyshen@bcm.edu  

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health
Academic Appointments: Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Medical school: Beijing Medical College, Beijing, China
Specialty training: Molecular Biology, New South Wales Univ., Sydney, Australia
Language: Chinese
Specialty interests: Aortic aneurysms and dissections; diabetic vascular diseases; 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.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
 


 
Charles A West Jr., MDCharles A. West Jr., MD
 
6801 Fannin, NC-100
Houston, TX 77030
713-298-5700
e-mail: cw5@bcm.edu

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health; Texas Children's Hospital
Academic Appointments: Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Medical school: Louisiana State University
Specialty training: Georgetown University; University of Alabama; Mayo Clinic
Certification:  Am. Board Surgery; Vascular Surgery
Specialty interests: Vascular surgery; Revision, aortic surgery for occlusive disease; complex lower extremity revascularization; microcirculation; lymphocyte trafficking


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