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Meet the Heart Doctor: Cardiology

Raymond F. Stainback, MD, FACC, FASE
Medical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology
Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Ctr.
6624 Fannin, Suite 2480
Houston, TX 77030
713-529-5530; FAX 713-791-1786

Raymond F. Stainback, MD, FACC, FASE
Hospital affiliation:
CHI St. Luke’s Health - Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center at the Texas Medical Center

Academic appointment:
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Medical school: 
Baylor College of Medicine

Internal medicine residency and clinical cardiology fellowship:
Vanderbilt University

Cardiovascular imaging and echocardiography fellowship:
University of California, San Francisco

American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease); National Board of Echocardiography

Philosophy and Interests Statement:
After completing subspecialty training in 1996, Dr. Stainback joined the Texas Heart Institute (THI) and Hall-Garcia Cardiology Associates. His primary endeavor has been private practice in general cardiology. He enjoys providing both office and hospital diagnosis and ongoing care for a wide variety of cardiovascular disease patients, including those with valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, chest pain, heart failure and arrhythmias.

Dr. Stainback has a national reputation as Medical Director of Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging and the Adult Echocardiography Laboratory at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, home of the Texas Heart Institute. He believes that his patients benefit from his ongoing experience as a published clinical researcher and mentor for THI cardiology and cardiac anesthesia training programs. A special clinical interest is stress testing for coronary and valve disease, and intraoperative transesophageal echo imaging to evaluate the success of valve and congenital cardiac surgery repair.

His research interests have included exploration of cutting-edge cardiac ultrasound imaging techniques; correlation of echo, cardiac MR and cardiac CT images, and the evaluation of left ventricular assist device function.

"Quality in cardiovascular imaging" has been a longstanding interest for Dr. Stainback, medical director of the Texas Heart Institute/Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Echocardiography Laboratory, the first echo lab to be accredited in Texas. Dr. Stainback is section editor for the Texas Heart Institute Journal "Images in Cardiovascular Medicine", Board chair-elect (2015) for the Intersocietal Accrediation Commission (IAC),” and President of the Greater Houston Society of Echocardiography.

He has co-authored several cardiovascular imaging quality documents and served on the American College of Cardiology Foundation's oversight committee for Appropriate Use Criteria for cardiovascular imaging. He currently serves on the American Society of Echocardiography’s board of directors.

See also on this site: Professional Staff Directory
Updated April 2015
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