McGill University – BSc (Hon)
McMaster University – MD
Harvard Medical School – MMSc
Columbia University – Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
Areas of Interest
Advanced heart valve repair (catheter-based and minimally invasive), Thoracic
aortic & root surgery (endovascular & open), Arrhythmia surgery
(atrial fibrillation & stroke prevention), Complex cardiac surgery
(Redo, endocarditis, etc.), Coronary artery bypass surgery, Heart failure
and ventricular assist device surgery
Basel Ramlawi, M.D, is an attending cardiothoracic surgeon and chairman
of The Heart & Vascular Center at Valley Health System in Virginia.
He also serves as founding director of the Advanced Valve and Aortic Center.
Dr. Ramlawi is a nationally renowned surgeon for the repair of heart valves,
aortic aneurysms and atrial fibrillation using minimally invasive and
catheter-based procedures – leading to decreased pain and recovery
time. He is a frequent speaker and faculty member at international cardiovascular
conferences. Through extensive experience, exceptional clinical results
and innovative techniques, Dr Ramlawi offers his patients the most advanced
cardiovascular surgical therapy available anywhere!
Prior to joining Valley Health, Dr. Ramlawi was associate professor of
surgery and held a leadership position within the Department of Cardiovascular
Surgery and Transplantation at The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular
Center in Houston, TX. Previously, Dr. Ramlawi held a faculty appointment
at Columbia University and NY-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
Dr. Ramlawi is the recipient of prestigious awards such as:
- Vivien Thomas Award – American Heart Association
- Houston's Top Forty Under Forty Award – Houston Business Journal
- Henry Christian Award – The American Federation for Medical Research,
- Detweiler Fellowship – The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
- Deyer and Baucum Award – Houston Methodist Hospital
He has co-authored over 85 medical and scientific papers, abstracts and
book chapters. He is an active speaker at national and international cardiology
and cardiovascular surgery conferences.
Dr. Ramlawi's clinical expertise includes advanced heart valve repair,
thoracic aortic & root surgery, arrhythmia surgery, complex cardiac
surgery and ventricular assist devices.
His research interests include clinical outcomes and technological innovations
within cardiovascular care, especially heart valve repair, aortic pathology,
atrial fibrillation and heart failure.