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Section of Cardiology

Houston, Texas

The Section of Cardiology provides comprehensive care and conducts ongoing research.
Section of Cardiology
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Christie M. Ballantyne, M.D.

Christie M. Ballantyne, M.D.

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Chief, Section of Cardiology
Chief of the Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine
Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Methodist DeBakey Heart Center
Director of the Maria and Alando J. Ballantyne, M.D., Atherosclerosis Laboratory
Co-Director, Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis Clinic, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Office Address:
Alkek Tower
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-790-5800
Fax: 713-798-7885

Education and Training

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine (cardiology and an American Heart Association/Bugher Foundation Fellowship at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Institute for Molecular Genetics

Areas of Clinical Expertise: Preventive cardiology, lipids, metabolic syndrome, atherosclerosis, genetics, and coronary artery disease

Research Interests: Pathophysiology and atherosclerosis, with an emphasis on monocyte activation and adhesion


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