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Ross M. Reul, M.D.

Ross M. Reul, M.D., Staff Surgeon, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center / Texas Heart Institute, a highly respected cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon is utilizing his technical expertise in the study of various surgical interventions and modalities for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Some of these innovations include:

  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation
  • Minimally invasive valve surgery
  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Surgery for atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmia surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery lung surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery for myasthenia gravis and thymoma
  • Hybrid coronary artery revascularization
  • Robotic assisted cardiac surgery
  • Endovascular vein harvesting and pursuing less painful surgery
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy

Dr. Reul holds medical and professional staff appointments at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and Texas Heart Institute in Houston. He is Assistant Program Director of the Thoracic Residency Program at Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine and Voluntary Clinical Professor, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine. He received the Doctor of Medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, Cum Laude in 1993 after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989 from the University of Texas at Austin.

Upon completion of a General Surgery Residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School from 1993 to 1995 and from 1997 to 2000, he completed a Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Residency at Texas Heart Institute in 2002.

He is certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Reul is very involved in cardiovascular surgical research at Texas Heart Institute and has authored and co-authored numerous publications during his career. Some of these published articles have focused on:

  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation
  • Coronary artery revascularization
  • Arrhythmia surgery
  • Hybrid coronary revascularization
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Aortic and mitral valve replacement
  • Surgery for acute myocardial ischemia
  • Cardiac tumors
  • Tissue glues in cardiac and thoracic surgery
  • Transmyocardial laser revascularization
  • Ischemia and reperfusion injury
  • Minimally invasive aortomyoplasty

He was recognized and honored by the Cardiothoracic Residents of THI/BCM Thoracic Residency Program for his outstanding contribution to their education and mentoring (2011). He also has been recipient of such awards as the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Harvard Medical Students (1997-1998), Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Transplant Physicians (1997) and the Baylor Medical Alumni Association Outstanding Student Award (1993).  Dr. Reul is also an active member of numerous medical and scientific societies:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Cooley Hands Society
  • Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Society
  • Texas Medical Association

Grady L. Hallman, M.D. is a Senior Cardiovascular Surgeon at the Texas Heart Institute (THI), Houston, Texas since 1962.
Ross M. Reul, M.D.

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