Houston Methodist Hospital
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Basel Ramlawi, M.D, is an attending surgeon within the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantation at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center (MDHVC). He is the associate program director for thoracic surgery education at MDHVC and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Prior to joining the MDHVC, Dr. Ramlawi held a faculty appointment within the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Columbia University and NY-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He undertook his medical education at McGill and McMaster Universities followed by cardiac surgical training at The University of Western Ontario. He completed an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship and earned the MMSc degree from Harvard Medical School. He subsequently completed an advanced clinical fellowship in heart failure and minimally invasive valve surgery at Columbia University.
Dr. Ramlawi's clinical expertise includes Complex Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Valve Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Thoracic Aortic & Root Surgery, and Transplant & Assist Devices.
Dr. Ramlawi is the recipient of prestigious awards such as the American Heart Association Vivien Thomas Award, The American Federation for Medical Research Henry Christian Award and the Detweiler Fellowship from The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. He was recently selected by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston's 2010 Top Forty Under Forty Award recipients. He has co-authored over 50 medical and scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters. He is an active speaker at national and international cardiology and cardiovascular surgery conferences.
His research interests include Minimally Invasive Valve Repair Surgery, Stroke Prevention and Neurologic Outcomes in Cardiac Patients, and Ventricular Assist Devices.