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6550 Fannin St, Suite 1401
Smith Tower
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-441-5200

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Basel Ramlawi, MD, FACC

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Biography

Basel Ramlawi, MD, is an attending cardiovascular surgeon at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center (HMDHVC). He is the associate program director for thoracic surgery education at HMDHVC and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Previously, Dr. Ramlawi held a faculty appointment within the division of cardiothoracic surgery at Columbia University and NY-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He undertook his medical education at McGill and McMaster Universities, followed by cardiac surgical training at the University of Western Ontario. He completed an NIH-funded fellowship and earned the MMSc degree from Harvard Medical School as well as an advanced clinical fellowship in minimally invasive valve and aortic surgery at Columbia University.

Dr. Ramlawi's clinical expertise includes complex cardiac surgery, cardiac valve surgery, minimally invasive surgery, thoracic aortic and root surgery, arrhythmia (atrial fibrillation) surgery and transplant and assist devices.

Dr. Ramlawi is the recipient of prestigious awards such as the American Heart Association Vivien Thomas Award, the Henry Christian Award and the Detweiler Fellowship. In 2010, he was selected by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston's Top Forty Under Forty Award recipient. He is an active speaker at international cardiology and cardiovascular surgery conferences.

His research interests include minimally invasive valve repair surgery, stroke prevention and neurologic outcomes in cardiac patients and ventricular assist devices.

Education & Training
Medical School: McMaster University-Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - 2001
Internship: University of Western Ontario - London, Canada
Residency: University of Western Ontario - London, Canada
Fellowship: Columbia University - New York, NY
Additional Fellowship: Harvard Medical School - Boston, MA
Hospital Privileges
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist West Hospital, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Specialties
Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery - Thoracic
Interests/Special Procedures
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Aneurysms, Aortic Aneurysms, Arrhythmia Surgery, Arrhythmias, Atrial Septum Defect, Robotic Surgery, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Transplant, HeartPort Procedure, Marfans Syndrome, Mitral Valve Disease, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Myocardial Infarction, Pacemakers, Thoracic Surgery, Thoracoscopy, Valvular Heart Disease, Valvuloplasty