Alexander Postalian, MD

Dr. Postalian is a cardiology fellow at the Texas Heart Institute. He worked as a rural physician in Venezuela for a year after medical school before moving to the United States for his Internal Medicine Residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (McGovern Medical School). After completing his fellowship at THI, he will pursue an Interventional Cardiology fellowship. Dr. Postalian has remained active in research over the last decade and his main research interests have included transcatheter valve replacement outcomes, modulating cardiac remodeling in transplant recipients and studying ways to minimize radiation exposure to cath lab staff.

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Education

  • Medical School:

    Central University of Venezuela

  • Internship:

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - McGovern Medical School

  • Residency:

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - McGovern Medical School

  • Fellowships:

    Texas Heart Institute (General Cardiology)

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Course
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Course

Honors, Awards and Memberships

  • “Outstanding Reviewer” Annals of Internal Medicine (2017)
  • Member, American College of Cardiology
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Outstanding Graduating Resident of the Year (2016)
  • Outstanding Junior Resident of the Year (2015)
  • Outstanding Intern of the Year (2014)
  • Magna Cum Laude, Central University of Venezuela
  • Graduated First in Class, Razetti Medical School, Central University of Venezuela
  • Dr. Lorenzo Campins y Ballester Award (2010)
  • Dr. Luis Razetti Award (2010)
  • Doctor’s Dilemma Champs, Texas Chapter of ACP Southeast Regional Associates Day, 2016 Medical Jeopardy Competition
  • THI Cardiac Society
  • Student Merit Award for Outstanding Acheivement (2008)
  • Biochemistry Department Award (2005)

Publications