William A. Zoghbi, MD, MACC, FAHA, FASE

Cardiac Imaging, Preventive Cardiology, Valvular Disease Cardiology, Cardiology

Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates

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William A. Zoghbi, MD, MACC, FAHA, FASE

Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates

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About Me

Dr. William A. Zoghbi is the Elkins Family Distinguished Chair in Cardiac Health, chair of the Department of Cardiology at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, and Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Institute of Academic Medicine.

As an internationally renowned cardiologist and researcher, Dr. Zoghbi has dedicated his career to advancements in clinical cardiology, enhancing non-invasive approaches to assess and managing cardiac disease through cardiovascular imaging. His areas of expertise include valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease and heart failure, emphasizing a patient-centered approach to medicine and general cardiology.

From 1985 to 2005, he served on the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine and was the John S. Dunn Professor of Medicine. In 2005, Dr. Zoghbi joined the Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group and established the hospital's Cardiovascular Imaging Institute, a unique entity where all cardiovascular imaging modalities are integrated for enhanced patient care, education, and research. Dr. Zoghbi is a leader in cardiology, nationally and internationally. Throughout his career, he has been active in the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and the American Heart Association. In 2008 and 2012, he served as president of the ASE and ACC, respectively. In 2013, the ACC honored Dr. Zoghbi as a Master of the American College of Cardiology.

Clinical Interests

Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Disease
Lipid Disorders
Non Invasive Cardiology
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 Cross Blue Shield Traditional / Par Plan
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
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
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
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
PHCS Healthy Directions
SmartCare PNM Resources
TexanPlus Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
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
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.


Cardiovascular Disease, Subspecialty Certification in Echocardiography
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine | 1979
University of Texas Medical Branch Hospital - Internal Medicine - Galveston, TX | 1980
Baylor College of Medicine - Internal Medicine - Houston | 1980
Baylor College of Medicine - Cardiology - Houston | 1985
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center


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