Vincent Aquino, M.D., F.A.C.C. is an interventional cardiologist and recognized leader in cardiovascular medicine serving The Woodlands and North Houston communities. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and educated at Florida State University. Dr. Aquino received his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida. Following Internal Medicine training at the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center, Dr. Aquino completed his cardiovascular fellowship at the University of Texas-Houston affiliated teaching hospitals, Hermann Hospital, and St. Luke’s Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Aquino has been in practice since 1985.
Dr. Aquino is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the Subspecialty of Cardiovascular Disease, is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology. He has further board certification in Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Aquino has been involved in clinical investigations and has published several clinical reports and basic research articles in peer-review journals, including the prestigious Circulation and New England Journal of Medicine. He has received numerous recognitions as one of Houston’s Top Doctors and is listed in Top Doctors in America.
Historically, Dr. Aquino was instrumental in developing the North Houston Division of the American Heart Association (AHA). He served as president of the Houston Cardiology Society in the year 2000. Professional appointments have included Chief of Staff at Houston Northwest Medical Center (1999) as well as Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services (1995-1997). He also served as Director of Cardiology at Memorial-Hermann Hospital-The Woodlands (1986-1988). More recently he has served as Chief of Staff at the CHI St. Luke’s Woodlands Hospital where he is current Director of Cardiovascular Services. Dr. Aquino has been a catalyst in the development and implementation of cost-effective practice guidelines and measures that will continue to assure the highest quality of care for all patients in this community.
As a member of the Woodlands North Houston Heart Center, Dr. Aquino has led the development of one of Houston’s most progressive and respected cardiology groups. His personal areas of clinical interest and expertise include the primary prevention of heart disease, interventional cardiology in the treatment of coronary artery disease and the management of congestive heart failure. Dr. Aquino believes the greatest results in heart attack prevention can be achieved through simple patient awareness of risk. Only then can we as physicians make the best use of modern diagnostic techniques, preventive measures and treatments.