Barry Trachtenberg, MD

Heart Failure and Transplantation Cardiology, Cardiology

Director, Cardio-Oncology and Cardiac Amyloid Programs, Associate Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates

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Barry Trachtenberg, MD

Director, Cardio-Oncology and Cardiac Amyloid Programs, Associate Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates

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About Me

Dr. Barry H. Trachtenberg is a cardiologist specializing in heart failure and cardiac transplantation. He is the director of the MDCA Cardio-Oncology program, an evolving field devoted to prevention and management of cardiovascular complications of cancer therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation.

He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and advanced heart failure and transplant. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Pennsylvania and attended medical school at the University of Texas-San Antonio. Dr. Trachtenberg, a native Houstonian, completed his residency in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine prior to his cardiology training at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

His clinical experience includes heart failure and heart transplantation, mechanical support pumps and cardio-oncology. He performs diagnostic catheterizations (including radial artery approach) and endomyocardial biopsies. He has contributed to many publications related to advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation, regenerative therapies, and ventricular assist devices.

Clinical Interests

Heart Catheterization
Heart Transplant
Ischemic Heart Disease
Valvular Heart Disease

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
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 Student Health
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
CARDIOVASCULAR CARE PROVIDERS
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
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
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
Crown International
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 HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-South Region
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
HumanaNatl POS Open Access
Imagine Health ABC Home
Imagine Health CVS Health
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE : COVENTRY/FIRST HEALTH ADVANTRA
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE : WELLCARE
Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
SmartCare PNM Resources
Three Rivers Provider Network
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 Dual Complete
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

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

BOARD CERTIFICATION
Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant, Cardiology (Board Eligible)
RESIDENCY
Baylor College of Medicine -Houston, TX | 2008
INTERNSHIP
Baylor College of Medicine -Houston, TX | 2005
MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio | 2005
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
CENTER MEMBERSHIP
  • Houston Methodist Cancer Center
  • Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center

Languages

  • Spanish
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.
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