Positions

Associate Professor
Medicine-Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US

Board Certifications

Interventional Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

MD from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Medical School
Fellowship at Texas Heart Institute, Baylor College of Medicine
Cardiology
Residency at Carney Hospital – Categorical Program, Boston University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Residency at Universitario San Ignacio, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Internal Medicine

Dr. José G. Díez is board certified in cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology. He serves as senior research scientist in interventional cardiology at the Texas Heart Institute at CHI Baylor St Luke's Medical Center (THI at BSLMC) and clinical associate professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is on the interventional cardiology professional staff at THI at BSLMC and the consulting staff of the cardiology service at the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Dr. Díez is also an associate editor of the Texas Heart Institute Journal. A graduate of Javeriana University in Bogotá, Colombia, Dr. Díez completed an internal medicine residency at the same institution and another at Boston University in Massachusetts. Dr. Díez completed his training in cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, where he served as chief fellow. His previous academic experience includes appointments at Baylor College of Medicine as director of invasive cardiology at the Baylor Heart Clinic and director of interventional cardiology research. At Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, he served as director of clinical and interventional research and co-director of the cardiovascular catheterization laboratories. He has received research and education awards from the Mueller Foundation, the EVEREST program, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association. His interests include acute coronary syndromes; acute and chronic aortic syndromes (aortic aneurysms, aortic dissection, Marfan syndrome); valvular disease (with a focus on the aortic valve and new therapies, such as transcatheter aortic valve implantation TAVI/TAVR); atherothrombosis; antiplatelet and antithrombin therapy; interventional strategies and devices; and vascular biology. Dr. Díez is fluent in both English and Spanish. He is currently accepting new patients, including those seeking to begin cardiovascular care and treatment and those seeking secondary opinions and consultations

Memberships

Texas Heart institute Cardiac Society
American College of Cardiology Foundation
The Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
American Heart Association – Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis & Vascular Biology Council
Interdisciplinary Working Group on Atherosclerotic Peripheral Vascular Disease
American College of Physicians
National Marfan Foundation
Vascular Biology Working Group

Honors & Awards

American College of Cardiology Interventional Scientific Council and Section

Selected Publications