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Center For Advanced Heart Failure Affiliated Team

The team of affiliated doctors at the Memorial Hermann Center for Advanced Heart Failure are some of the best in the nation at diagnosing and treating complex heart conditions that require advanced treatment.

Surgical Division

Igor Gregoric Igor D. Gregoric, M.D., FACC
Chief, Program Director, Director of Research, Surgical Division, Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiopulmonary Support and Transplantation Program, Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Professor, Program of Advanced Heart Failure, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
 
Medical School: University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
General Surgery Residency: McGovern Medical School
Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency: Texas Heart Institute
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery at Texas Heart Institute
Specialty Interests: Heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support (acute and chronic), surgical treatment of advanced heart failure, minimally invasive and robotic cardiothoracic surgery, TAVR, arrhythmia surgery, pulmonary embolectomy surgery
   
Manish Patel 

Manish K. Patel, M.D.
Associate Chief, Surgical Division, Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Assistant Professor, Program of Advanced Heart Failure, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Medical School: Pramukhswami Medical College, Gujarat, India
Residency: Thoracic Surgery at Texas Heart Institute, Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship: Thoracic Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support at Texas Heart Institute
Specialty Interests: Thoracic transplant and mechanical circulatory support, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, peripheral vascular surgery

   
Akay Mehmet H. Akay, M.D.

Associate Professor, Program of Advanced Heart Failure, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
 
Medical School: University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical School

General Surgery Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency: Texas Heart Institute
Fellowship: Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support
at Texas Heart Institute
Specialty Interests: Heart transplant, mechanical circulatory
support, minimally invasive valve surgery
   
Keshava Rajagopal, MD Keshava Rajagopal, M.D., PHD

Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation Program, Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Assistant Professor, Program of Advanced Heart Failure, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Medical School: University of Chicago
Residency: Duke University Medical center
   
Dr. Jayesh Patel Jayesh Patel, M.D.
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
 
Medical School: University of Zambia
Residency: Wayne State University and North Oakland Medical Centers
Fellowship: McGovern Medical School 
   
Navin Thakur, M.D. Navin Thakur, M.D.
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
 
Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Residency: Bronx Lebanon Hospital
Fellowship:  Texas Heart Institute 
   
Ismael Salas De Armas, M.D. Ismael Salas De Armas, M.D.
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
 
Medical School: Universidad Central De Venezuela, 2001
Residency: Universidad Central De Venezuela, 2005
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, 2012
Fellowship: Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine, 2015

Medical Division

Dr Kar Biswajit  Biswajit Kar, M.D.
Chief and Program Director, Medical Division, Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Professor, Program of Advanced Heart Failure, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
 
Medical School: Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute
Fellowship: Texas Heart Institute and St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Specialty Interests: Advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation, mechanical assist devices, high-risk coronary interventions, structural heart disease, cardiogenic shock
   
Marwan Jumean, MD Marwan Jumean, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Program of Advanced Heart Failure,McGovern Medical School of UTHealth

Medical School: University of Jordan Medical School
Residency: Tufts-New England Medical Center
   
Imran Dar. MD Imran Dar, M.D.
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School of UTHealth

Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Texas at Houston- Cardiology, West Virginia University School of Medicine
Fellowship:West Virginia School of Medicine
   
Rajiv Goswami, DO Rajiv Goswami, D.O.
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School of UTHealth

Medical School:
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1999
Internship & Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital, GME, 2002
Fellowship: Lenox Hill Hospital, GME 2006, St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center, 20016, Methodist Hospital of Houston, 2015
   
Sriram Nathan, MD Sriram Nathan, M.D.
Director of Cardiogenic Shock, Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiopulmonary Support and Transplantation Program, Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Assistant Professor, Program of Advanced Heart Failure, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Medical School: Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
Residency: University Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, Mo.
Fellowship: University Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, Mo.
Specialty Interests: Interventional cardiology, advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation, angioplasty, cardiogenic shock, invasive hemodynamics in structural heart disease, mechanical assist devices.

   
Bindu Akkanti, MD Bindu Akkanti, M.D.

Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical at UTHealth
 
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical School, 2004
Internships & Residency: Boston Univeristy - Pulmonary and Critical Care 2011

   
Rahat Hussain, MD Rahat Hussain, M.D.
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical at UTHealth

Medical School:
Dow Medical College
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine 
   
Soma Jyothula, MD Soma Jyothula, M.D.

Medical Director, Lung Transplantation Program, Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular-TMC
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 2001
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine - Pulmonary and Critical Care, 2010
   
Soma Jyothula, MD Dr. Brian Walton, M.D.
Assistant Professor at Mcgovern Medical at UTHealth
Cardiovascular Disease Specialist

Medical School: University of Kansas at Kansas City, 1997
Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital Washington University St. Louis, Missouri
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine - Internal Medicine, 2003
                    Baylor College of Medicine - Cardiology, 2004
Specialty Interests: Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology
   
Angelo Nascimbene, M.D. Angelo Nascimbene, M.D.
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
 
Medical School: Universita Degli Studi Di Milano, 2001
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2010
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, 2013
   
Jorge Escobar Camargo, M.D. Jorge Escobar Camargo, M.D.
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
 
Medical School: Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, 2004
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2011
Fellowship: Texas Heart Institute - Baylor College of Medicine, 2014
Fellowship: Texas Heart Institute - Baylor College of Medicine, 2015
   
Ankit Mehra, MD Ankit Mehra, M.D.
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
 
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, 2003
Residency: University of Missouri - Columbia, 2011
Residency: University of Missouri - Columbia, 2014
Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2015
   
Rasi Wickramasinghe, M.D., Ph.D. Rasi Wickramasinghe, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
 
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2009
Internship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2010
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2012
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2015
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2016
   
Sachin Kumar, M.D. Sachin Kumar, M.D.
Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
 
Medical School: Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, 2003
Internship: Cardiff University of the United Kingdom, 2007
Internship: University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2008
Residency: Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2010
Fellowship: University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2013
Fellowship: The Cleveland Clinic, 2014
Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University, 2015

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