Structural Heart Disease Cardiology, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiology AssociatesView Faculty Profile
Dr. Neal S. Kleiman is the Chief of the Section of Interventional Cardiology and the Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization laboratories at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. He is a Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and holds the Endowed Chair of the Loretta and Carl Davis Centennial Chair of Interventional Cardiology. He received his medical degree from Columbia University and completed post-doctoral training in Cardiology and Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical expertise includes coronary angioplasty and stent placements, paravalvular leak repair, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), and Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (MitraClip). Dr. Kleiman has been the principal investigator and/or collaborating investigator in more than 100 studies and multi-center trials related to arterial thrombosis, the formation of blood clots in the arteries, clotting and angioplasty, which have altered the management of patients with chest pain undergoing catheterization.
Dr. Kleiman has published over 450 manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts. His work has appeared in such publications as the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Circulation, The American College of Cardiology and The European Heart Journal. He is on the editorial board of The Journal of Interventional Cardiology, Circulation, The American Heart Journal and The Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis.
He is a member of numerous professional organizations including The American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology and Council on Thrombosis, and he is a fellow of The American College of Cardiology and Master of the Society for Coronary Angiography and Interventions.