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Director, Heart Valve Clinic, Houston Methodist Woodlands
Job Ref # 55374
Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group
6550 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030

Category: MD/DO

Job Type: Full-Time

Posted Date: March 9, 2020

Work Shift: DAY & AS Needed

Work Week: M - F

Job Summary

Job Title:

Director, Heart Valve Clinic, Houston Methodist Woodlands

Interventional and Structural Cardiologist, Houston Methodist Hospital

Job Descriptions:

  1. Establish a specialty heart valve clinic (referral center) for consultation, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of valvular heart and related diseases at Houston Methodist Woodlands while working closely with all the referring physicians in and around the community to provide excellent care to our patients in partnership with the valve team at Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH).
  2. Establish a structural heart interventional program providing percutaneous therapies including TAVR.  TAVR and Other percutaneous procedures including MitraClip, ASD/PFO occlusion, TMVR, BMV, LAAO and PVL closure will be performed at HMH until approved and appropriate to be performed at HM Woodlands.
  3. Coordinate with Section Chief of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery and Transplant to proctor advanced aortic procedures to keep 100% of complex cases as defined by DRG 306 at HMTW.
  4. Build program Within the North Region to include HMTW, HMWB, HMW in conjunction with the entity cardiovascular surgeons.  Growth as defined by program expansion of breadth and depth of services, increase volumes, expand market share, and focus on improving quality metrics.  
  5. Participate in research trial enrollment at HM Woodlands.  Ideally as an extension of HMH SHD trial activities.
  6. Work closely with referring physicians while maintaining close follow up on referred patients, so at the appropriate time they can undergo surgery at Woodlands or percutaneous valve treatment within the Houston Methodist system.
  7. Practice interventional cardiology, (and general cardiology as time and productivity permits) at Houston Methodist Woodlands
  8. Maintain interventional and structural cardiology privilege at HMH to bring appropriate HM Woodlands valve clinic patients for select procedures at HMH. 

Clinical Activities

    1. Half day general cardiology clinic
    2. Start with half day dedicated valve clinic. Will increase to full day, when the patient volume and referral base increases.
        • Educate and network with potential referring groups in and around the community to establish a referral base for the program.
        • Train valve clinic nursing/support staff, echo technologists.
    3. Perform interventional cardiology procedures.
    4. Participate in PO Cardiology group call schedule.
    5. Read and interpret diagnostic imaging (on own patients, and others if requested) and ECGs.
    6. Work closely with the structural heart team at HMH.
    7. Perform interventional/structural heart procedures to maintain high quality procedural and patient care skills, as an independent provider at HMH.
    8. Train HM Woodlands Cath lab/OR personal and support staff on structural heart procedure and related work flow.
    9. Proctor and train interventional/surgical colleagues from HM Woodlands on TAVR.

Interested candidates, please email CV to Rob Henges -

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Company Profile

Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group - As one of the nation’s leading hospitals and academic medical centers Houston Methodist has brought together some of the nation’s leading experts in multiple specialties to serve our patients.  As part of Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group (HMSPG), these specialists not only provide excellent clinical care, but are on the forefront of research, developing leading-edge technologies and treatments, and teaching the medical pioneers of tomorrow.  This combination of clinical service, research and academics ensures patients have access to the latest in treatments and technologies while providing the best in comprehensive patient care.  Established as a non-profit corporation and certified by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, HMSPG enables physicians to maintain autonomy with respect to their clinical practice while growing their practice within an academic environment.

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