Randall Wolf, MD, FACS, FACC

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Houston Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates

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Randall Wolf, MD, FACS, FACC

Houston Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates

About Me

Randall K. Wolf, MD is a leading innovator in minimally invasive treatment of atrial fibrillation. The first North American heart surgeon to perform robotic assisted coronary bypass, Dr. Wolf has pioneered DaVinci cardiac surgery and a number of other cardiothoracic procedures including the Wolf Minimaze, endoscopic first rib resection and endoscopic thoracic spine surgery. Dr. Wolf has presented and performed procedures across the United States and around the world throughout America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Dr. Wolf is currently practicing as an arrhythmia specialist of the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center at Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. He also serves as honorary professor for Capital University in Beijing, China.

Dr. Wolf has authored over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. He has served as president of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) and president of the 21st Century Cardiothoracic Surgery Society. He has also served as Professor of Surgery at Ohio State University; Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati; and Visiting Professor at The University of Texas. 

Clinical Interests

Minimally invasive treatment of atrial fibrillation
Closure of the left atrial appendage to prevent stroke
Monitoring of atrial fibrillation
AFIB surgery
Inappropriate sinus tachycardia 
Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
Lung volume reduction surgery

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 TRS Active Care (excluding Whole 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 Allegiance
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
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
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
Crown International
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON HMO
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON PRIME 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 Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
INTERPLAN
Imagine Health ABC Home
Imagine Health CVS Health
Imagine Health DCP Midstream
Imagine Health Leonard Holding Company
Imagine Health Walker Engineering
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
MDCR EFF DATE HARRIS: GROUP
MEDCORP
Medicare (Harris)
Medicare Railroad
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
PPO NEXT
Provider Select PPO
SmartCare PNM Resources
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
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

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENCY
Carillion Health/University of Virginia | 1984
VASCULAR FELLOWSHIP
Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio | 1986
THORACIC SURGERY FELLOWSHIP
Cardiothoracic Surgery | University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio | 1989
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
CENTER MEMBERSHIP
  • Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
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