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Paolo Angelini, MD


Paolo Angelini, MD



Paolo Angelini, MD, has dedicated his life to the practice of medicine. It started at the University of Milan, Italy, where he received his MD–magna cum laude.

Dr. Angelini’s postdoctoral training consists of:

  • Rotatory Internship, Internal Medicine, at the University of Milan, Milan, Italy (1966);
  • Assistant, Internal Medicine, Regional Hospital, Monza, Italy (1967);
  • Rotatory Residency, Instituto Nacional Cardiologia, Mexico City, Mexico (1968-1970);
  • Fellow in Clinical Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (1971-1973); and
  • Fellow in Research Cardiology, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas (1973).

Dr. Angelini has received numerous honors. Two honors that stand out are: 

  • The Order of Andres Bello, Venezuelan Republic, Caracas, Venezuela (1975); and
  • The Knight Commander, Italian Republic, Rome, Italy (1984).

Dr. Angelini is also a member of the following professional societies: 

Harris County Medical Society; Houston Cardiology Society; Texas Medical Society; American College of Cardiology; Houston Society of Pediatrics and the Society of Cardiac Angiography.

Due to his expertise and leadership skills, Dr. Angelini has been appointed to the following positions:

  • 1969 – 1970 Instructor, Universidad Autonoma, Mexico;
  • 1973 – 1976 Chief, Department of Cardiology, Regional Hospital, Potenza, Italy;
  • 1975 – 1978; Instructor, Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas;
  • 1985 – 1995: Consultant, Veterans Administration Hospital, Houston, Texas;
  • 1987 – 1993: Visiting Professor, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy;
  • 1990 – 1992: Visiting Professor, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia;
  • 1973 – Present: Staff Cardiologist, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital/Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas; and
  • 1988 – Present: Clinical Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Moreover, Dr. Angelini is a pioneer of coronary angioplasty and has extensively published works (including a single-author book on “Coronary Artery Balloon Angioplasty” in 1986) on the subject since its introduction in clinical practice in 1979. Dr. Angelini also has specific interest in congenital heart disorders and has been actively involved in investigations and publications on subjects of embryology and anatomy of congenital heart defects.

Dr. Angelini’s passion has led to the publication of over 140 articles in worldwide medical journals. Dr. Angelini has published the only existing book on Coronary Artery Anomalies (Lippincott, 1999) and he has been developing a specific discipline specialized in the diagnosis, clinical evaluations and treatment of coronary artery anomalies.

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