Cullen Cardiovascular Research Labs Directors & Scientists

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Denton A. Cooley, MD
Texas Heart Institute
Surgeon-in-Chief and President-Emeritus


        Directors and Scientists



What sets the Cullen Cardiovascular Research Laboratories apart from other facilities is the direct involvement of the 150 physicians of the Texas Heart Institute professional staff, who are able to apply innovations directly to patient care.

Co-directors of the Cullen Cardiovascular Research Laboratories

O.H. Frazier, MD
Chief, Center for Cardiac Support
Director, Cardiovascular Surgery Research

James T. Willerson, MD
Texas Heart Institute President
Director, Cardiology Research

Luiz C. Sampaio, MD
Director, Cardiovascular Surgery Research Laboratory

Research Program Directors and Scientists

L. Maximilian Buja, MD
Chief, Cardiovascular Pathology Research

Emerson C. Perin, MD, PhD
Director, Clinical Research for Cardiovascular Medicine

S. Ward Casscells III, MD - October 2012 In Memoriam

MacArthur Elayda, MD, PhD
Vice President, Biostatistics and Epidemiology

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