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Our physician-scientists welcome invitations to speak with your group about recognizing and preventing the nation's No. 1 killer of women: cardiovascular disease. Informed by the latest research, Texas Heart® Institute (THI) at CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s doctors and other medical professionals volunteer their time to inform women (and their loved ones) about what they need to know to help prevent, detect and treat these conditions.

To book a speaker, please contact us by phone 832-355-8174 or by email women@texasheart.org.

Our Speakers

The following individuals have generously offered their time to speak to your group:

Stephanie Coulter, MD Sheila Heinle, MD Eduardo Hernandez, MD
Richard Leachman, MD Deborah Ellen Meyers, MD Mehdi Razavi, MD
Guilherme Silva, MD Raymond Stainback, MD Amy Woodruff, MD


Stephanie A. Coulter, MDStephanie A. Coulter, MD

Director, Center for Women's Heart & Vascular Health, THI
Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Medical school: UTMSH.
Specialty training: THI.
Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease).
Specialty interests: Echocardiography, valvular heart disease, women and heart disease.

 


Sheila Heinle, MD, FACC, FASESheila K. Heinle, MD, FACC, FASE

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Medical school: Univ. Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Specialty training: Duke Univ. Medical Center.
Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine; American Board of Cardiovascular Disease; Nat'l Board of Echocardiography (Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography).
Specialty interests: Cardiology, echocardiography, echo assessment of valvular heart disease, clinical echocardiography, echocardiography teaching.


Eduardo A. Hernandez-Vila, MD, FACC Eduardo A. Hernandez-Vila, MD, FACC

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Academic appointment: Clinical Assistant Professor, Baylor.
Medical school: University of Puerto Rico, 1994.
Specialty training: University of Alabama, THI.
Certification: American Board of Internal Med. (Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology).
Specialty interests: General cardiology, interventional cardiology, advanced peripheral interventions, nuclear medicine, carotid stenting, aneurysms and limb salvage.


D. Richard Leachman, MD, FACCD. Richard Leachman, MD, FACC

Hospital affiliation: CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Academic appointment: Associate Professor, UTHealth.
Medical school: Southwestern, 1977.
Specialty training: Parkland Hosp. (Dallas).
Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease).
Specialty interests: Clinical cardiology, cardiac catheterization, angiography, interventional cardiology.


Deborah Ellen Meyers, MD, FRACP, FACCDeborah Ellen Meyers, MD, FRACP, FACC
Medical Director, Heart Failure Programs, THI

Hospital affiliation: CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Medical school: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.
Specialty training: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis; University of Queensland in Brisbane Australia.
Certification: American Board of Internal Med. (Cardiovascular Disease, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology).
Specialty interests: Chronic disease managements, care delivery models, patient centered practice models, medical decision making, physical activity, heart transplantation, ventricular assist devices.


Mehdi Razavi, MDMehdi Razavi, MD
Director, Electrophysiology Clinical Research, THI

Hospital affiliation: CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Medical school: Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1995.
Specialty training: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota.
Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology)
Specialty interests: Electrophysiology, radiofrequency ablation, device implantation, supraventricular arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death.


Guilherme Silva, MD Guilherme V. Silva, MD
Assistant Medical Director, Stem Cell Center, THI

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Languages: Spanish, Portuguese.
Medical school: Federal University Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1994.
Specialty training: The University of Texas Medical School; Texas Heart Institute; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.
Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology). 
Specialty interests: Cardiology and interventional cardiology; coronary and peripheral angioplasty, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology; stem cell therapy; stents; PFO closure. 


Raymond F. Stainback, MD, FACC, FASE Raymond F. Stainback III, MD, FACC, FASE
Medical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging, THI

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Texas Medical Center; CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital; St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Texas.
Academic appointment: Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine.
Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine, 1987.
Specialty training: Vanderbilt University; University of California, San Francisco.
Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease); National Board of Echocardiography.
Specialty interests: Clinical cardiology; coronary artery disease prevention; heart failure; valve disease, echocardiography, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.


Amy L. Woodruff, MDAmy L. Woodruff, MD, FACC

Hospital affiliations: CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Methodist, Woman's.
Academic appointment: Clinical Assistant Professor, Baylor; Clinical Instuctor, UTHealth.
Medical school: Baylor, 1995.
Specialty training: Texas Heart Institute, Baylor.
Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease); National Board of Echocardiography.
Specialty interests: Prevention of heart disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, women and heart disease, cardiac echocardiography.



Updated June 2014
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