Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Faculty

Our surgeons deliver comprehensive and personalized attention to patients with a range of cardiovascular and thoracic problems including coronary artery disease, valvular disease, heart failure, aortic disease, adult congenital heart disease, as well as all aspects of thoracic disease including lung and esophageal disorders. We are a regional leader in cardiovascular and thoracic care, serving the entire UTMB Health Network of physicians.

Abe DeAnda
Abe DeAnda, Jr., M.D.,

John T. Moore, MD Distinguished Professorship in Surgery
Professor and Chief, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Ghannam Al-Dossari
Ghannam A. Al-Dossari,
M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor
Chief of Cardiac Surgery
Surgical Director of the Heart Failure Program

Vincent Conti
Vincent R. Conti, M.D.


Ikenna Okereke
Ikenna Okereke, M.D.
Associate Professor
Chief of Thoracic Surgery

Patrick Roughneen

Patrick T. Roughneen,
M.D., FRCS (Eng)

Associate Professor


Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Faculty on UTMB Health