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The academic office for UTMB Cardiology is located on the 5th floor of the John Sealy Annex Building in Suite 5.106.

*If you are a patient, please call 409.762.BEAT(2328)

Locations

  • Academic Office - Cardiology

    301 University Blvd.
    5.106 John Sealy Annex
    Galveston, TX 77555-0553

    Phone: 409.772.1533
    Fax: 409.772.4982

CardiologyGP012Driving Directions to UTMB Health Campus

From IAH
Merge onto North Sam Houston Pkwy E/Sam Houston Tollway E/Texas 8 Beltway E via the ramp on the left to US-59 E
Take the exit onto US-59 S toward Houston
Take the exit onto I-45 S toward Galveston
Continue onto Broadway Avenue J/TX-87 N (after crossing the causeway onto Galveston Island)
Turn Left onto 8th Street
Continue straight past Market Street (traffic light)
Turn slight right into Administrative Parking Garage

From Hobby Airport 
Upon exiting the airport, follow signs for I-45
Head South on I-45
Continue onto Broadway Avenue J/TX-87 N (after crossing the causeway onto Galveston Island)
Turn Left onto 8th Street
Continue straight past Market Street (traffic light)
Turn slight right into Administrative Parking Garage

From Houston
Head South on I-45
Continue onto TX-87 N/Broadway Avenue J (after crossing the causeway onto Galveston Island)
Turn Left onto 8th Street
Continue straight past Market Street (traffic light)
Turn slight right into Administrative Parking Garage

Walking Directions to the Cardiology Academic Office
Enter the hospital through the main entrance (with large circular driveway)
Take the first elevators you see (on the left) to the 5th floor
Turn left off of the elevator
Turn left down the main hallway
You will pass another bank of elevators and will continue straight through the double doors into John Sealy Annex (the hallway has an orange stripe on walls)
Once you reach the end of the hall, turn right
The Division of Cardiology will be down the hall on your right (5.106 John Sealy Annex)

contact_appointmentsFor your convenience, we have clinics located in Angelton, Alvin, Galveston, Texas City, and League City. If you are a patient and would like to see one of our cardiologists or have a patient-related question, please call our main cardiology clinic line.

If you are having chest pain or feel ill, please call 9-1-1 right away or come to the Emergency Department at either the UTMB John Sealy Hospital or Mainland Medical Center.

How to make an appointment with our physicians:

Patient Appointment & Clinic Number Clinic:
409.762.BEAT(2328)
Fax: 409.933.0024

CARDIOLOGY OUTPATIENT CLINICS

Locations

UTMB Cardiology Referral "Hotline":
409.762.BEAT(2328)

Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, and Circulatory Assist Device (LVAD)

contact_referralsWissam Khalife, MD
E-mail: wikhalif@utmb.edu
Pager: 409.641.8832

Interventional Cardiology

Ken Fujise, MD
E-mail: kefujise@utmb.edu
Pager: 409.643.3411

Syed Gilani, MD
E-mail: sagilani@utmb.edu
Pager: 409.643.2212

Uma Rangasetty, MD
E-mail: ucrangas@utmb.edu
Pager: 409.643.1323

Heart and Rhythm Service

George Carayannopolus, MD
E-mail: gncaraya@utmb.edu
Pager: 409.643.0710

Staff

  • Elgin, Leslie

    Elgin, Leslie 
    Fellowship Program Coordinator

    Division: Allergy & Immunology, Cardiology Interventional,
    Cardiology Advanced Heart Failure
    Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Rheumatology

    Department: Internal Medicine

    Phone: 409.772.1755
    Fax: 409.772.3394
    E-mail: lcelgin@utmb.edu
  • Garcia, Victoria

    Garcia, Victoria 
    Fellowship Program Coordinator

    Division: Cardiology-General Cardiovascular
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Phone: 409.772.1757
    Fax: 409.772.4982
    E-mail: vrgarcia@utmb.edu
  • Villarreal, Christine

    Villarreal, Christine
    Program Manager

    Division: Internal Medicine Medical Education Office
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Phone: 409.772.2650
    Fax: 409.772.5462
    E-mail: chvillar@utmb.edu
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