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Special Anniversary Issue
The Past 50 Years of Cardiovascular Surgery
by Denton A. Cooley, MD and O. H. Frazier, MD

CHI St. Luke's Health 
Why trust your heart to anyone else? 

Why trust your heart to anyone else?

Texas Heart Institute (THI) at CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s offers a full range of specialty heart programs through our clinical partnership with CHI St. Luke’s Health. Led by THI founder, president emeritus, and cardiovascular surgeon Denton A. Cooley, and by THI president and cardiologist James T. Willerson, the Institute's expert heart doctors are leaders in their fields with more experience and procedures performed than at any other institution.

First Accredited Heart Failure Institute in TexasPatients and their families benefit from our world-class excellence in improving patient care, education (Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is a leading teaching hospital), and research (world leaders in developing heart disease treatments with medical management, interventional cardiology, minimally invasive surgery, transplantation, mechanical assist devices, artificial hearts, stem cells, gene therapy and regenerative medicine). With these resources, our specialists work together as a team, providing the latest technology and treatment options available.

Our Heart Failure Treatment Program includes Transplant and Heart Assist Device (VAD or Ventricular Assist Device) Programs which are world famous for treating heart failure. More heart transplants and assist device (like the Heartmate II developed at THI) procedures have been performed here than at any other medical center or hospital in the world. 

Experience Counts in Heart Failure Management

Meet our heart failure expertsO H Bud Frazier, MD

O.H. Frazier, MD
Chief of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation;
Program director and chief of the Center for Cardiac Support;
Director of Cardiovascular Surgery Research at the Texas Heart Institute,
Chief of the Transplant Service at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.


WIlliam E. Cohn, MDWilliam E. Cohn, MD
Director of Minimally Invasive Surgical Technology;
Associate Director, Laboratory Surgery Research – Center for Cardiac Support,
Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Professor of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, University of Houston


Deborah Ellen Meyers, MDDeborah Ellen Meyers, MD
Medical Director, Heart Failure Programs,
Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Medical Director, Heart Failure Clinic at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center



Andrew Civitello, MDAndrew B. Civitello, MD
Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program,
Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center  




Reynolds M.Delgado, III, MDReynolds M. Delgado, III, MD
Medical Director, Mechanical Assist Devices in Heart Failure,
Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center


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HEART TRANSPLANT PROGRAM 832-355-2285, International: 832-355-3350

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