Dr. Peter I Tsai MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Peter Tsai is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Houston, Texas. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ben Taub General Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Keck School of Medicine of USC and has been in practice for 7 years. He is one of 2 doctors at Ben Taub General Hospital and one of 10 at Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Ben Taub General Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Kaiser Permanente Southern California
Residency, General Surgery, 2003 - 2006

University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1996 - 1998

Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2006 - 2008

Keck School of Medicine of USC
Class of 1996

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

TX State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Operative challenges in management of concurrent interrupted aortic arch and descending thoracic aortic aneurysm.
Davis, J. A.,Gilani, R.,Al-Najjar, R.,Tsai, P. I.,Wall Jr, M. J.

Fibrosing mediastinitis causing ostial coronary artery compression in a young woman.
Posligua, W.,Zarrin-Khameh, N.,Tsai, P.,Lakkis, N.

Overcoming challenges of endovascular treatment of complex subclavian and axillary artery injuries in hypotensive patients.
Gilani, R., Tsai, P. I., Wall, M. J., Mattox, K. L.

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Insurances Accepted

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