Dr. Basel Ramlawi MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Basel Ramlawi is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He received his medical degree from McMaster University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 13 years. Dr. Ramlawi accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 24 doctors at Houston Methodist Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish, Arabic and French.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Aortic, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Minimally Invasive Cardiac, Cardiovascular Surgery

Clinical Interests: Mitral Valve Insufficiency, Heart Valve Prosthesis, Aortic Valve, Thoracic Aorta, Tricuspid Valve, Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke, Aortic Aneurysm, Mitral Valve, Coronary Artery Bypass

Hospital Affiliation

Houston Methodist Hospital
Ranked #18 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Other Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • French

Education & Medical Training

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Fellowship, Advanced Cardiac Surgery

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery

McMaster University School of Medicine
Class of 2001

Harvard Medical School
Post Doctoral Fellowship, Master of Medical Science, 2004–2006

Certifications & Licensure

Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons
Certified 6 years in Cardiac Surgery

NY State Medical License

TX State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Dyer and Baucum Award, The Methodist Hospital

40 Under 40, Houston Business Journal

Super Doctor, Houston Monthly Magazine

Super Doctor, Houston Monthly Magazine

Super Doctor, Houston Monthly Magazine

Super Doctor, Houston Monthly Magazine

Super Doctor, Houston Monthly Magazine

C. Walton Lillehei Award Finalist, American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Vivien Thomas Award, American Heart Association

Super Doctors, SuperDoctors.com

Publications & Presentations

Recurrent prosthetic valve endocarditis with aortic-ventricular disruption: a surgical challenge.
Ramlawi, B.,White, L. E.,Santora, R. J.,Reardon, M. J.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR): access planning and strategies.
Ramlawi B, Anaya-Ayala JE, Reardon MJ

Early post-operative dysfunction of a mechanical aortic valve.
Shah T, Ramlawi B, Buergler J, Chang S, Little SH

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna HMO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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