Welcome Cardiology


AKen Fujise, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FSCAIt the Division of Cardiology, we practice academic cardiology in the true sense of the word–the dynamic integration of clinical practice, research, and education into one compassionate and innovative patient care. The tradition started in 1891 when the Ashbel Smith Building or more commonly known as "Old Red" opened its door to clinicians, medical students and researchers as the oldest medical school in the state of Texas. Just next to the Old Red was the original John Sealy Hospital, the university hospital of UTMB. It is our belief that for us to be able to provide our patients with truly outstanding cardiology care, it is necessary to also excel in cardiovascular research and education. All of our cardiologists are engaged in cardiovascular education of medical students, nurses, health-care professionals, residents and fellows. Many participate in clinical and basic science research to discover and innovate. Insights acquired in bench are brought to bedside to improve the care of our patients. Today, we celebrate the 120 years of excellence and continue to bring our knowledge, experience, innovation, and discovery to our patients.

Our Outpatient care is provided at four UTMB Health Cardiology clinic locations: UTMB Health Clinics (UHC), Galveston; Primary and Specialty Care Clinic, Texas City; Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, League City; and Multispecialty Center, League City. Our inpatient care is primarily provided at the John Sealy Hospital on the Galveston main campus and Mainland Hospital Center in Texas City. The John Sealy Hospital features the state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Laboratories, the cutting-edge Heart Station and Echo Lab, and Coronary Care Unit and Step-down Unit.

If you are considering receiving medical care from our cardiologists, please click For Our Patients. If you are a resident or fellow considering joining one of our fellowship training programs, the information can be found at Fellowship Program. You can find at Cardiology Research how we diligently work to discover and innovate to prevent, treat, and cure cardiovascular diseases. You can meet our team at Our Team and our contact information is found at Contact Us. Partnershiping with us in education, clinical care, and discovery is easy and explained at Give to Cardiology.

Once again, thank you for visiting the web site of the Division of Cardiology at UTMB Health. Your comments and thoughts are welcome. Please do not hesitate contact us.                


Physical Address
301 University Boulevard
5.106 John Sealy Annex
Galveston, Texas 77555-0553

Office Phone: 409.772.1533
Office Fax: 409.772.4982
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Ashbel Smith Building or "Old Red" is the UTMB's original medical school building and was opened in 1891.