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Arvind Bhimaraj, MD, MPH, FACC, FHFSA

Cardiology, Heart Failure and Transplantation Cardiology

Interim Chief of Division of Heart Failure

Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates

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Arvind Bhimaraj, MD, MPH, FACC, FHFSA

Interim Chief of Division of Heart Failure

Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates

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About Me

Dr. Bhimaraj earned his medical degree from Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, India. He worked for the World bank on a Public health project on urban poverty and then attended a Master of Public Health program at The University of Kansas Medical center, Kansas City. He then completed his residency at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia followed by a General Cardiology fellowship at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. He then finished his sub-specialty training in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Bhimaraj is American Board certified in cardiovascular disease and advanced heart failure and transplantation.

He is a member of the Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital and is currently serving as the Interim Chief of the Division of heart failure and is also the Medical Director of the Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Assist Devices and Heart Transplant Program. His expertise spans the spectrum of heart failure from new onset disease to advanced heart failure. He is also a member of the J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center, Houston Methodist Hospital where he is the Medical Director of the mechanical hearts and heart transplant program. He is also the Co-director of the Heart Failure Disease Management service and overseas the quality aspects of care for general heart failure at the Houston Methodist hospital.

He is the co-director of the Heart failure translational research laboratory where he oversees his research of the role of endothelial cells in causing scarring in the heart and is actively researching the ability of the heart to heal and recover from heart failure.

Clinical Interests

Heart Failure
Advanced Heart failure
Cardiomyopathy
Myocarditis
Multidisciplinary Heart failure care
Cardiac Sarcoidosis
Amyloidosis
Myocardial Recovery
Cardiogenic Shock
Mechanical Heart pumps
Heart Transplant

Accepted Insurance Plans

90 Degree/Entrust
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Allegiance OAP
Cigna Allegiance PPO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
DEVOTED HEALTH CORE GREATER HOUSTON HMO
DEVOTED HEALTH PRIME GREATER HOUSTON HMO
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
GeoBlue
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Imagine Health
Imagine Health GPA
Imagine Health Trustmark
Imagine Health/SISCO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Medicare
Medicare Railroad
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
Provider Select PPO
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthOne
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete

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Credentials

BOARD CERTIFICATION
Cardiovascular Disease
RESIDENCY
Drexel University - Philadelphia
MEDICAL SCHOOL
Gandhi Medical College-Hyderabad, India | 2000
FELLOWSHIP
Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Fellowship - John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital Cook County - Chicago
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
CENTER MEMBERSHIP
  • Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
  • Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Telugu
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

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    Dr. Arvind Bhimaraj's office is located in Smith Tower, 6550 Fannin St., Ste 1901, Houston, TX 77030
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    Dr. Arvind Bhimaraj and/or office staff speak English, Hindi and Telugu
Office Locations
Smith Tower
6550 Fannin St.
Ste 1901
Houston, TX 77030
Outpatient Center
6445 Main St.
26th Floor
Houston, TX 77030