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Dean B. Andropoulos, MDDean B. Andropoulos, MD
Director, Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, TCH
6621 Fannin, WY19345H
Houston, TX 77030
832-826-5831;  FAX 832-825-1903
e-mail: dra@bcm.tmc.edu

Hospital affiliation: TCH.
Academic appointment: Associate Professor, Baylor.
Medical school: University of California, San Diego.
Specialty training: University of California, San Francisco.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Anesthesiology.
Specialty interests: Pediatric and congenital cardiovascular anesthesia and intensive care.


James M. Anton, MDJames Michael Anton, MD 
6720 Bertner Ave. Suite O-520
Houston, TX  77030
832-355-2666;  FAX 832-355-6500
e-mail: janton@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliation: SLEH.
Academic appointment: Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Baylor.
Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC.
Specialty training: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston; Texas Heart Institute, Houston.
Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology.
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular adult anesthesiology.


Paul W. Brock, Jr. MDPaul W. Brock, Jr., MD 
6720 Bertner Ave.  Suite O-520
Houston, TX 77030
832-355-2666;  FAX 832-355-6500
e-mail: pbrock@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliation: SLEH
Academic appointment: Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Baylor.
Medical school: University of South Alabama, Mobile.
Specialty training: University of South Alabama, Mobile; University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Certification: Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology.
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular adult anesthesiology.


LiQian Chen, MDLiQian Chen, MD
MC 1-226, PO Box 20345, Houston, TX 77225-0345
832-355-2666; FAX 832-355-6500
E-mail: lchen@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliations:SLEH.
Academic appointment: Clinical Assistant Professor, UTHSCH.
Medical school: Shanghai First Medical School, 1983.
Specialty training: PhD, Department of Physiology,
UTHSCSA; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Emory University.
Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, National Board of Echocardiography–Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography.
Specialty interests: Transesophageal echocardiography, cadiovascular anesthesiology


C. David Collard, MDC. David Collard, MD, MS
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, THI
6720 Bertner Avenue, Suite O-520
MC 1-226, PO Box 20345,
Houston, TX 77225-0345
832-355-2666;  FAX 832-355-6500
E-mail: ccollard@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliations: SLEH.
Academic appointments: Chief, Anesthesiology Service, St. Luke's Hospital; Chief of Anesthesia, St. Luke's Medical Group; Professor, Baylor College of Medicine.
Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine, 1991.
Specialty training: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, National Board of Echocardiography–Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography.
Specialty interests: Genomics, inflammation, and cardiothoracic surgery.


John R. Cooper, Jr., MDJohn R. Cooper, Jr., MD
MC 1-226, PO Box 20345
Houston, TX 77225-0345
832-355-2666;  FAX 832-355-6500
e-mail: jcooper@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliations: SLEH, TCH.
Academic appointment: Clinical Assistant Professor, UTHSCH.
Medical school: Tulane University, 1972.
Specialty training: University of Tennessee; University of Mississippi; Texas Heart Institute.
Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology (Critical Care Medicine).
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular anesthesiology, pulmonary bypass, echocardiography.


Joseph P. Creo, MDJoseph P. Creo, MD 
6720 Bertner Ave. Suite O-520
Houston, TX  77030
832-355-2666;  FAX 832-355-6500
e-mail: jcreo@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliation: SLEH.
Academic appointment: Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Baylor.
Medical school: Ross University Medical School, Dominica West Indies.
Specialty training: Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, New York; Texas Heart Institute, Houston.
Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology.
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular adult anesthesiology.


Kishan Dwarakanath, MDKishan Dwarakanath, MD 
6720 Bertner Ave. Suite O-520
Houston, TX  77030
832-355-2666;  FAX 832-355-6500
e-mail: kdwarakanath@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliation: St. Luke's Health System
Academic appointment: Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine.
Medical school: The St. Georges University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies.
Specialty training: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Texas Heart Institute, Houston.
Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology.
Specialty interests: Cardiac, thoracic, and general anesthesiology.


Heinrich Epple, MDHeinrich Epple, MD 
6720 Bertner Ave.  Suite O-520
Houston, TX 77030
832-355-2666;  FAX 832-355-6500
e-mail: hepple@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliation: SLEH.
Academic appointment: Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Baylor.
Medical school: Freie Universitaet, Berlin, Germany.
Specialty training: University of Illinois, Chicago; Texas Heart Institute, Houston.
Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology.
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular adult anesthesiology.


Charles R. Kiser, MDCharles Kiser, MD
6720 Bertner Ave.  Suite O-520
Houston, TX 77030
832-355-2666;  FAX 832-355-6500
e-mail: ckiser@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliation: SLEH.
Academic appointment: Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Baylor.
Medical school: Texas Tech Health Science Center, Lubbock, Texas.
Specialty training: Texas Tech, El Paso; Texas Heart Institute, Houston.
Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology.
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular adult anesthesiology.


Alfredo R. Lopez, MDAlfredo R. Lopez, MD
6720 Bertner Ave.  Suite O-520
Houston, TX 77030
832-355-2666;  FAX 832-355-6500
e-mail: alopez@texasheart.org 

Hospital affiliation: SLEH.
Academic appointment: Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Baylor.
Medical school: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Specialty training: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; Texas Heart Institute, Houston.
Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology; National Board of Echocardiography.
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular adult anesthesiology, perioperative transesophageal echocardiography.


Wanda C. Miller-Hance, MDWanda C. Miller-Hance, MD
6621 Fannin, WT 19345 H,
Houston, TX 77030
832-826-5824;  FAX 832-825-1903
e-mail: wmh@bcm.tmc.edu

Hospital affiliation: TCH.
Academic appointment: Associate Professor, Baylor.
Medical school: University of Wisconsin, 1991.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics–Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology; American Board of Anesthesiology.
Specialty interests: Pediatric cardiovascular anesthesiology, pediatric cardiology.


Wei Pan, MDWei Pan, MD
Director, CV Anesthesiology Research, THI 
6720 Bertner Ave.  Suite O-520
Houston, TX 77030
832-355-2666;  FAX 832-355-6500
e-mail: wpan@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliation: SLEH.
Academic appointment: Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Baylor.
Medical school: Shanghai Medical University, China.
Specialty training: University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, Illinois; Texas Heart Institute, Houston.
Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology.
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular adult anesthesiology.


Manu Sethi, MDManu Sethi, MD
6720 Bertner Ave.  Suite O-520
Houston, TX 77030
832-355-2666;  FAX 832-355-6500
e-mail: msethi@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliation: SLEH.
Academic appointment: Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Baylor.
Medical school: Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.
Specialty training: Caritas Carney Hospital & St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts; Texas Heart Institute, Houston.
Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology.
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular adult anesthesiology.


Ali R. Shahen, MDAli R. Shahen, MD 
6720 Bertner Ave. Suite O-520
Houston, TX  77030
832-355-2666;  FAX 832-355-6500
e-mail: arshahen@bcm.edu

Hospital affiliation: SLEH.
Academic appointment: Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Baylor.
Medical school: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica West Indies.
Specialty training: The University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston; Texas Heart Institute, Houston.
Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology.
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular adult anesthesiology.


Stephen A. Stayer, MDStephen A. Stayer, MD
6621 Fannin, WT 19345 H,
Houston, TX 77030
832-826-5831;  FAX 832-825-1903
e-mail: sstayer@houston.rr.com

Hospital affiliation: TCH.
Academic appointment: Baylor.
Medical school: UTSWMS, Dallas.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Anesthesiology.
Specialty interests: Pediatric cardiovascular anesthesiology and intensive care.


Zachariah Thomas, MDZachariah Thomas, MD 
6720 Bertner Ave.  Suite O-520
Houston, TX 77030
832-355-2666;  FAX 832-355-6500
e-mail: zthomas@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliation: SLEH.
Academic appointment: Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Baylor.
Medical school: Karnatak University, Al-Ameen Medical College, India.
Specialty training: University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston; Texas Heart Institute, Houston.
Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology.
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular adult anesthesiology.


Byron E. Tsusaki, DOByron E. Tsusaki, DO
MC 1-226, PO Box 20345,
Houston, TX 77225-0345
832-355-2666;  FAX 832-355-6500
e-mail: btsusaki@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliation: SLEH.
Academic appointment: Clinical Assistant Professor, UTHSCH.
Medical school: University of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, Iowa, 1991.
Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology.
Specialty interests: Cardiovascular anesthesiology.


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