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Meet the TAVR Team

The Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute - Texas Medical Center was the first hospital in Houston and one of the first in the United States to perform the TAVR procedure using the only FDA-approved device, the SAPIEN® valve. To make our services as accessible as possible to the Greater Houston area, Memorial Hermann Southwest also performs the TAVR procedure.

Our affiliated cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and anesthesiologists have performed more than 1200 TAVR implants with great results.

Texas Medical Center 

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Richard Smalling, MD, PhD, FACC, FSCAI
Professor & Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute
McGovern Medical School of UTHealth

 Dr. Hazim Safi md

Hazim Safi, MD
Professor and Chairman of Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute
McGovern Medical School of UTHealth

   
Dr. Prakask Balan mdPrakask Balan, MD, J.D.
Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute
McGovern Medical School of UTHealth
 Dr. Igor Gregoric mdIgor Gregoric, MD
Professor and Surgical Chief of the Center for Advanced Heart Failure
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute
McGovern Medical School of UTHealth
   
Dr. Anthony Estrera, MD

Anthony Estrera, MD, FACS
Professor
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
McGovern Medical School of UTHealth

 Loghin

Catalin Loghin, MD
Assistant Professor
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular
McGovern Medical School of UTHealth

   
Dr. Biswajit Kar mdBiswajit Kar, MD
Professor and Medical Chief of the Center for Advanced Heart Failure
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute
McGovern Medical School of UTHealth
 Dr. Manish Patel mdManish Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute
McGovern Medical School of UTHealth
   
NguyenTom C. Nguyen, MD
Assistant Professor
Director of Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute
McGovern Medical School of UTHealth
 Dr. Pranav Loyalka mdPranav Loyalka, MD
Associate Professor and Associate
Medical Chief of the Center for Advanced Heart Failure
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute
McGovern Medical School of UTHealth
   
DhobleAbhijeet Dhoble, MD
Assistant Professor
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute
McGovern Medical School of UTHealth
 AkayMehmet Akay, MD
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon
Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial Hermann
McGovern Medical School of UTHealth
   
Rajagopal

Keshava Rajagopal, MD, PhD
Surgical Director for Lung Transplant Program
Assistant Professor
Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial Hermann
McGovern Medical School of UTHealth

 Dr Roy Sheinbaum, MD

Roy Sheinbaum, MD
Professor, Program Director, Cardiovascular Anesthesia
Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial Hermann
McGovern Medical School of UTHealth

   

Southwest  

William Grinstead

William Grinstead, III, MD
Interventional Cardiologist
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute

 Dr. Robert Baldwin

Robert Baldwin, MD
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute

   
Luis EcheverriLuis Echeverri, MD
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute
 Earl ManginEarl Mangin, MD
Cardiovascular Disease Specialist
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute