Houston Methodist Department of Cardiology

The Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center's Department of Cardiology is a team of faculty and clinicians engaged in cardiovascular care, research and education. Amid the department’s large size is its impressive scope, with deep expertise in every facet of cardiology.


Leading a robust clinical trial portfolio, six subspeciality-specific fellowship programs and cutting-edge research initiatives, our department’s physicians don’t just offer advanced care to today’s patients. They are also shaping the future of cardiovascular medicine and training the next generation of cardiologists.



Ranked #14 in the Nation for Cardiology

Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked Best in Texas and No. 14 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery. 


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Our Team

Whether through clinical care, discovery of novel therapies or training of future cardiologists, faculty in the Department of Cardiology share one common goal: To deliver the best patient care possible.


With national leaders in every subspecialty of cardiology and a highly collaborative multidisciplinary environment, we pride ourselves on being able to treat any patient who walks into our clinics, regardless of how rare or complex the condition.


The department is also rooted in research and education — with academic credentials of our faculty including professional society and clinical trial leadership, national podium presentations and lecture invitations from around the globe. Faculty also dedicate time to hands-on training of fellows as well as coordinate hundreds of educational opportunities each year, including conferences, seminars, weekly Grand Rounds and more.


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Active Clinical Trials Underway


Appointed Endowed Faculty


Peer-Reviewed Publications in 2023


Cardiology Fellows

Our Research

From clinical trials to translational research, our faculty are laying the foundation for the future of cardiology care. Unique to the department’s clinical research portfolio is its breadth across subspecialties, with trials in preventive cardiology, cardiovascular imaging, electrophysiology and more. Our laboratory research efforts are similarly extensive, receiving extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and other funding agencies in areas ranging from applied platelet physiology to a new alcohol-infusion ablation technique for atrial fibrillation.

DeBakey Journal
Houston Methodist DeBakey CV Journal
Empowers next generation of heart and vascular experts to gain knowledge on best practices, clinical treatments and promising research in cardiovascular medicine.
Novel Aortic Regurgitation Disease Management

Study suggests avenues for improved decision-making in asymptomatic aortic regurgitation patients.

Could Cardioneuroablation Replace Pacemakers?

Cardioneuroablation abolished heart block in a patient with a triple orthotopic heart transplant.

How Big Data Analytics Improves CV Medicine
Cutting-edge big data analytics and artificial intelligence may help alleviate the economic burden of cardiovascular diseases.

Education & Training

Training and continued education are paramount in our department. With six highly competitive clinical fellowships, EnMed — a unique joint teaching program with Texas A&M’s College of Engineering Medicine — weekly Grand Rounds, and a comprehensive CME course catalog, learning is an ongoing endeavor in the department.
Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Education

An epicenter for cardiovascular academic and clinical educational programs that support the provision of optimal care to patients.

8th Annual Cardiology for the Non-Cardiologist
8th Annual Cardiology for the Non-Cardiologist

Guidelines and treatment approaches for cardiovascular disease and how to identify common risk factors.

Cardiovascular Bootcamp
Cardiovascular Bootcamp

Fellows attend hands-on cadaver and specimen lab training and expert-led lectures on cardiovascular disease and management.

DeBakey CV Education YouTube
Houston Methodist DeBakey YouTube Channel

Didactic courses, hands-on learning and procedures for cardiologists and cardiovascular and vascular surgeons.

For Patients

For Patients

Houston Methodist’s cardiology experts use cutting-edge techniques and technology to prevent, diagnose, manage and treat the full range of heart diseases.

Department of Cardiology News & Events

Leading Medicine Blog — For Physicians
In The News — Recent Press
Events — Virtual & In-Person
Leading Medicine Blog — For Physicians
In The News — Recent Press
Events — Virtual & In-Person