Patient Care

Our physicians are world leaders in the treatment of heart and blood vessel problems. The faculty visits patients in multiple locations throughout the Houston area.

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Established in 1999, our mission is to demonstrate excellence in advanced surgical care, in the conduct of research, and in education for practitioners and scientists at every stage of their careers.

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Our research goals are to investigate new treatments in heart, lung, esophageal, and vascular diseases; to create a culture of inquiry among our faculty and trainees; and to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness in healthcare.

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Hazim J. Safi, MD

It has been my privilege to be trained by the best surgeons in Europe and the United States, and I enjoy continuing to perform and teach about operations that can significantly improve chances for health in the face of life-threatening disorders. I have worked with the Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute to make sure that the best facilities are available to our surgeons for state-of-the-art procedures. I encourage you to read about our doctors and procedures on this website, and to contact us with any questions you may have.

Hazim J. Safi, MD, FACS
Professor & Chair