About

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.

Affiliations
Winchester Medical Center
Awards
Vivien Thomas Award - American Heart Association
Houston's Top Forty Under Forty Award – Houston Business Journal
Henry Christian Award – American Federation for Medical Research
Detweiler Fellowship – Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
Deyer and Baucum Award – Houston Methodist Hospital
Education
  • Board Certification
  • Board Certified in Thoracic Surgery
  • Board Certified in Cardiac surgery