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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: Texas Children's Hospital
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 
Interim Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
Fellowship Program Director
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
6720 Bertner Ave. Suite O-520
Houston, TX  77030
832-355-2666;  FAX 832-355-6500
e-mail: janton@texasheart.org

Hospital affiliation: CHI St. Luke’s Health
Academic appointment: Associate 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: CHI St. Luke’s Health
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:CHI St. Luke’s Health
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
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: CHI St. Luke’s Health
Academic appointments: Chief, Anesthesiology Service, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center; Chief of Anesthesia, St. Luke's Medical Group; Professor, Anesthesiology, 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: CHI St. Luke’s Health, Texas Children's Hospital.
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: CHI St. Luke’s Health
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: CHI St. Luke’s Health
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: CHI St. Luke’s Health
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.


Samuel Hankins, MDSamuel J. Hankins, MD
6720 Bertner Ave. Suite O-520
Houston, TX  77030
832-355-2666;  FAX: 832-355-6500
e-mail: shankins1@stlukeshealth.org

Hospital affiliation: CHI St. Luke’s Health
Academic appointment:  Clinical Instructor, Baylor
Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine
Specialty training: Baylor College of Medicine
Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology; National Board of Echocardiography
Specialty interests: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology; Perioperative Echocardiography


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: CHI St. Luke’s Health
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: CHI St. Luke’s Health
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: Texas Children' Hospital.
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: CHI St. Luke’s Health
Academic appointment: Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine.
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: CHI St. Luke’s Health
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: CHI St. Luke’s Health
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@bcm.edu

Hospital affiliation: Texas Children's Hospital
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: CHI St. Luke’s Health
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: CHI St. Luke’s Health
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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