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Center for Advanced Heart Failure

Center for Advanced Heart Failure

 

 

Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center has a long history of excellence in treating patients with cardiovascular disease. At the Center for Advanced Heart Failure, dynamic and multidisciplinary teams of physicians coordinate the best possible treatment plan for each patient. The highly trained physicians affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School are board certified and equipped with the state-of-the-art, specialized technology necessary for successful treatment of advanced heart failure and heart transplant.

Our Location

The Center for Advanced Heart Failure is now located on the 25th floor of the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza located at 6400 Fannin Street. The new office space features state-of-the-art exam rooms, expanded registration areas and large procedure areas with specialized equipment to treat cardiovascular disease. It is 12,000 square feet with four pods and 16 exam rooms, allowing for less wait time for patients and family members. The clinic will offer non-invasive cardiology services including echocardiography, electrocardiography, treadmill stress testing and cardio-pulmonary exercise testing.

Make an Appointment

For more information or to schedule an appointment, fill out the form to the right or call (713) 704-4300

 

Igor Gregoric Igor D. Gregoric, M.D., FACC
Chief and Program Director, Surgical Division, Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiopulmonary Support and Transplantation Program, Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Professor, Chief of Surgical Division, Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiopulmonary Support and Transplantation, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, UTHealth Medical School
Director of Research - Center for Advanced Heart Failure
 
Medical School: University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
General Surgery Residency: UTHealth 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
   
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, Chief of the Medical Division and Program Director for the Advanced Heart
Failure, Cardiopulmonary Support and Transplantation Program, Department of Internal Medicine, UTHealth Medical School
 
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
   
Dr. Pranev Loyalka Pranav Loyalka, M.D.
Associate Chief, Medical Division, Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Memorial Hermann
Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC

Associate Professor, Associate Chief of the Medical Division and Program Director for the Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiopulmonary Support and Transplantation Program, Department of Internal Medicine, UTHealth Medical School

Undergraduate Degree: Harvard University
Medical School: University of Missouri-Columbia
Residency: Tulane University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine and St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Specialty Interests: Interventional cardiology, advanced heart failure and transplant, high-risk angioplasty, congenital heart disease, structural heart disease, cardiac transplantation, mechanical assist devices
   
Dr. Sriram S. Nathan Sriram Nathan, M.D.
Director of Cardiogenic Shock for the Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiopulmonary Support and Transplantation Program at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UTHealth Medical School

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
   
Manish Patel 

Manish K. Patel, M.D.
Associate Chief, Surgical Division, Center for Advanced Heart Failure
Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, UTHealth Medical School

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 M. Hakan Akay, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, UTHealth Medical School

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, robotic surgery
   
Dr. Jayesh Patel Jayesh Patel, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, UTHealth Medical School
Medical School: University of Zambia
Residency: Wayne State University and North Oakland Medical Centers
Fellowship: UTHealth Medical School
   
Dr. Farshad Raissi Farshad Raissi, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UTHealth Medical School

Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Graduate School: University of California, Berkeley
Residency: Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship: Stanford University, Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine
Specialty Interests: Novel treatments for advanced heart failure, mechanical assist device, cardiac transplantation, complex arrythmia management, ventricular arrhythmia in heart failure
   
Dr. Indranee Rajapreyar Indranee Rajapreyar, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UTHealth Medical School

Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Residency: New York Downtown Hospital
Fellowship: Columbia University Medical Center and Tulane University