Tarek Dammad, MD, D-AABIP

Interventional Pulmonology

Houston Methodist Lung Center

Accepting New Patients

Tarek Dammad, MD, D-AABIP

Houston Methodist Lung Center

About Me

My current interest is in practicing, teaching and contributing to the science and art of Interventional Pulmonology that includes, advanced diagnostic, therapeutic bronchoscopy, especially Rigid Bronchoscopy and Medical Pleuroscopy. I have genuine expertise in managing Central Airway Obstruction.

TAREK DAMMAD, MD is a graduate of University of Aleppo, Medical School. He completed Internal Medicine residency at Saint Louis University Hospital and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Louisville.

He went on to be formally trained and mentored by world-renowned Interventional Pulmonologist; Dr. Jose Pablo Diaz-Jimenez, MD, PhD. Soon after, he became Board Certified in Interventional Pulmonology through the American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP).

Dr. Dammad established the first Interventional Pulmonology Program in New Mexico at CHRISTUS St. Vincent and the University of New Mexico and then later at AdventHealth Orlando.

His goal is to lead and implement a high-quality, collaborative, patient-centered Interventional Pulmonology Program that meets the patients' needs.

His passion remains teaching the art and science of Interventional Pulmonology to trainees.

Clinical Interests

  • Advanced Therapeutic and Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Central airway obstruction
  • LASER, Electrocautery, Cryotherapy, Cryo Lung Biospy
  • Lung Cancer and thoracic tumors (benign and malignant)
  • Lung Nodules/mass
  • Medical Pleuroscopy with Pleural Biopsy and Placement of Tunneled Pleural Biopsy
  • Pleural diseases (Effusion, tumor, thickening)
  • Rigid Bronchoscopy for the treatement of central airway obstruction
  • Robotic Assisted Bronchoscopy
  • Subglottic and tracheal stenosis
  • Stent Placement 
  • Tracheo/broncho-esophageal fistula


Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
Aetna CommonSpirit Health KelseyCare
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
Amerigroup STAR+PLUS Medicare-Medicaid Plan
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage HMO-D-SNP
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-Silver & Gold
Community Health Choice Medicare Advantage HMO DSNP
Coventry PPO
Entrust/90 Degree EDI Payer ID# 36878
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
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
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Medicare Railroad
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
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
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
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
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

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


University of Aleppo School of Medicine | 2002
Saint Louis University School of Medicine | 2008
University of Louisville School of Medicine | 2011
Internal Medicine | American Board of Internal Medicine | 2008
Pulmonary Medicine | American Board of Internal Medicine | 2011
Critical Care Medicine | American Board of Internal Medicine | 2013
Board Certified/Diplomat | American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology | 2017
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Lung Center


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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What insurance does Dr. Tarek Dammad accept?
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  • Where is Dr. Tarek Dammad located?
    Dr. Tarek Dammad sees patients at the following locations:
    • Outpatient Center, 6445 Main St., Fl 22, Houston, TX 77030
  • What languages do Dr. Tarek Dammad and/or staff speak?
    Dr. Tarek Dammad and/or office staff speak English and Arabic