A CU Medicine provider.

I operate on the entire spectrum of adult cardiac and aortic surgery. Some of the areas of my particular clinical interest in cardiac surgery include surgery for the thoracic aortic aneurysms including aortic root surgery, ascending aortic and aortic arch replacement, thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair, endovascular aortic surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, heart valve surgery including mitral and aortic valve repair, percutaneous valve interventions, arrhythmia surgery and heart transplantation.


Qualifications and experience

Heart and Circulation, Heart and Circulation - Aneurysms, Heart and Circulation - Arrhythmia, Heart and Circulation - Coronary Disease, Heart and Circulation - Heart Failure, Heart and Circulation - Heart Valve Diseases, Heart and Circulation - Peripheral Artery Disease, Heart and Circulation - Vascular Malformations, Surgery, Surgery - Adult Cardiac Surgery, Surgery - Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery - Heart Transplant Surgery, Surgery - Open Heart Surgery, Surgery - Vascular Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac
Languages spoken
Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine Program (2014)

Baylor College of Medicine Program (2004)

NSLIJHS-Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Program (2006)

Medical School
King Edward Medical University (1999)

NSLIJHS-Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Program (2011)

Clinical interest for patients

My clinical interests in adult cardiac surgery include surgery for thoracic aortic aneurysm, open and endovascular thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic repair, heart valve surgery, high-risk reoperation surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery and percutaneous valve treatment. I believe in a patient centered approach by combining the traditional open cardiac and vascular surgery with the cutting edge catheter-based interventions and endovascular surgery to provide the best outcomes for my patients. Some of the areas of my clinical interest are coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic and mitral valve repair, arrhythmias surgery, hybrid aortic repair and heart transplantation. I treat the patients with bicuspid aortic valve and other connective-tissue disorders such as Marfan, Loeys-Dietz syndrome and Ehlers-Dalos syndromes.

Research interest for patients

I am interested in the clinical outcomes research after cardiac and aortic surgery. Also, I am exploring the ways we can protect the human brain, spinal cord, kidneys and other vital organs during the complex cardiac and aortic surgery to make the cardiac surgical procedures safer and provide the best outcomes to my patients.

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