Dr. Shahin Tavackoli MD Cardiologist

Dr. Shahin Tavackoli is a cardiologist in Houston, Texas. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and has been in practice for 16 years. Dr. Tavackoli accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 23 doctors at CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital and one of 38 at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center who specialize in Cardiovascular Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Cardiologist: General Cardiology

Education & Medical Training

Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1999 - 2000

University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 2001 - 2004

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Class of 1998

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Sports Medicine

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Prostaglandins mediate the cardioprotective effects of atorvastatin against ischemia-reperfusion injury.
Birnbaum, Y., Ye, Y., Rosanio, S., Tavackoli, S., Hu, Z. Y., Schwarz, E. R., Uretsky, B. F.

Simvastatin-induced myocardial protection against ischemia-reperfusion injury is mediated by activation of ATP-sensitive K+ channels.
Tavackoli, S., Ashitkov, T., Hu, Z. Y., Motamedi, M., Uretsky, B. F., Birnbaum, Y.

A prospective study of genetic markers of susceptibility to infection and inflammation, and the severity, progression, and regression of coronary atherosclerosis and its response to therapy.
Elghannam, H., Tavackoli, S., Ferlic, L., Gotto, A. M., Ballantyne, C. M., Marian, A. J.

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Insurances Accepted

  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • ODS Network
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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