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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

DeBakey Education Gift

Anonymous DeBakey Education Gift

Thanks to the generosity of a contributor who prefers to be anonymous, the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center is creating an educational institute specializing in the advanced training and skills maintenance of physicians and health care providers focused on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The new DeBakey Institute for Cardiovascular Education and Training, in partnership with the Houston Methodist Institute of Technology, Innovation and Education (MITIESM), will include a procedural skills lab, advanced robotic surgical and endovascular training suites, and a virtual hospital for hands-on training with industry’s most advanced technology, so that doctors can safely learn to use the tools that are driving medicine to higher standards. In addition to symposia and conferences on issues of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, the institute will offer simulated training in aortic repair, carotid endarterectomy, femoral popliteal bypass, off pump/beating heart coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), DaVinci robot-assisted surgical procedures, Hansen Sensei robot-assisted endovascular interventions and more.