Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, home of the Texas Heart® Institute (THI), is internationally recognized as a leader in cardiovascular care. Together, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and THI form one of the largest cardiovascular centers in the world that offers a full range of specialty heart programs.
Our programs—ranging from vascular and emergency services to interventional and thoracic surgeries—feature some of the most experienced cardiovascular and cardiology specialists operating in one of the most respected research and educational settings in the world.
Why Choose Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center for Heart Care?
Pioneering cardiovascular surgeon Denton A. Cooley, MD, founded THI in 1962 for the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and chose Baylor St. Luke’s as its clinical partner. Learn more about our history and how we continue to offer the latest technology and treatment options as one of the leading cardiovascular hospitals in the world.
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, a CHI St. Luke’s Health hospital, has partnered with Texas Heart Institute and Baylor College of Medicine to bring world-class physicians, technologies, and research together in the Texas Medical Center to better serve our patients.
Joseph Lamelas, MD, FACS
Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine