Section of Cardiology

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Section of Cardiology faculty

Section Highlights

  • Ranked #19 nationally by U.S. News and World Report for best global universities for cardiac and cardiovascular system, ranked #20 globally for publications; ranked #17 in the world globally for Cardiology by Expertscape
  • Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center/Texas Heart Institute ranked 13th in the nation and first in Houston for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News and World Report with high performance (5/5) for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart attack and heart failure, received recognition from the American College of Cardiology as a TAVR center of excellence (first in Houston), and is the only 3-star TAVR program in Common Spirit Health
  • Ben Taub Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines—Stroke Gold Plus—Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award and is a designated Chest Pain Center and a Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Receiving Center for STEMI care
  • The Michael E. DeBakey Veteran's Affairs Medical Center is one of the leading VA Centers in pioneering cutting-edge/new technologies (first phrenic nerve pacemaker stimulation to treat central sleep apnea, CardioMems pressure monitoring, orbital atherectomy, leadless pacemaker and many others)
  • Faculty hold numerous national leadership positions, including president of the Heart Failure Society of America (Biykem Bozkurt) and president-elect of the American Society of Echocardiography (Raymond Stainback)
  • Three affiliated hospitals providing an exceptional array of patient populations, pathology, and clinical settings, with a total capacity of 2000 beds
  • 304 journal article publications in the past academic year

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View a message from Section of Cardiology Chief, Christie Ballantyne, M.D.

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The Section of Cardiology offers residency, fellowship and medical school training programs.

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Our ongoing research efforts will lead to advances in the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease through the Cardiovascular Research Institute at Baylor College of Medicine

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Our comprehensive, integrated approach to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease is further improved through the close proximity of disciplines and shared technology within our clinic and our affiliated institutions.

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