Ourania Preventza, MD, FACS, MBA

Ourania Preventza MD is an Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center and Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.  Show full bio

Dr. Preventza’s clinical interests include structural heart disease, transcatheter valve therapy, aortic valve repair, aortic surgery open and hybrid techniques, endovascular stent grafting. Her research focuses on the development of percutaneous techniques for valvular and thoracic aortic diseases, aortic root surgery and surgical outcomes.

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Texas Heart Institute Positions

Interests

Education

  • Medical School:

    University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece

  • Internship:

    Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

  • Residency:

    Providence Hospital, Michigan (General Surgery)
    Montefiore, Albert Einstein New York (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

  • Fellowships:

    Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota (Surgical Critical Care)
    Arizona Heart Institute (Vascular, Endovascular Surgery & Percutaneous Techniques)
    Cook County Hospital (Trauma/Burn Surgery)

Certifications

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS)
  • American Board of Surgery (ABS)
  • American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care (ABS)

Honors, Awards and Memberships

  • President Elect, International Society for Endovascular Specialists (SEVS)
  • Associate Editor, Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Member, American Academy of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Summa Cum Laude with Honors, University of Athens, Greece
  • Member, The Society for Thoracic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • 2018 Star Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Baylor College of Medicine
  • American Association of Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Leadership Academy 2017 Participant
  • Course Director, TEVAR and Aortic Arch Debranching Procedures (STS-University 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Teaching Faculty Award for outstanding leadership and teaching”, from Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents, Baylor College of Medicine (2015, 2016)
  • Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award in the enduring educational materials category, December 2014
  • Alley Sheridan Scholarship (sponsored by Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education), Brandeis University, Heller School for Social Policy, 2014
  • Leadership program for Health Care Policy and Management, Leadership program for Health Care Policy and Management

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