Annie Varughese, MD, FACC

Annie Varughese, MD, FACC

  • Currently the Interim Chief of Preventive Cardiology at King’s College Hospital in Dubai 
  • Has experience as a Consultant Cardiologist at Prime Hospital Garhoud and the German Heart Centre in Dubai Healthcare City, an Adjunct Professor at Baylor’s Department of Medical Humanities, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and an Interventional Cardiologist at the Houston Northwest Medical Centerthe Memorial Hermann Hospital, and St. Luke’s Community Medical Center
  • Received the following awards during her post-secondary education: 1995 Outstanding Senior Cardiovascular Fellow;   Principal Fellow – Hermann Hospital Heart Failure Clinic;   Resident of the Month, July 1991 – Georgia Baptist Medical Center;   Intern of the Month, January 1990 – Georgia Baptist Medical Center;1989 Imhotep Scholar;   1984 Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities;   1983 Sophomore Scholarship Award;   1982 Freshman Scholarship Award;   Exchange Club Scholar;   Faculty Scholar Award;   Regents’ Scholarship Award;   Dean’s List Scholar.

Detailed Resumé

Institutional Appointments: 

  • Interim Chief of Preventive Cardiology – King’s College Hospital, Dubai  
  • Consultant Cardiologist 
  • Prime Hospital Garhoud 
  • German Heart Centre, Dubai Healthcare City
  • Adjunct Professor – Department of Medical Humanities, Baylor University
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine – University of Texas Medical School at Houston 
  • Interventional Cardiologist 
  • Houston Northwest Medical Center 
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital 
  • St. Luke’s Community Medical Center

Honors and Awards: 

  • 2019, 2020, 2021 International speaker and moderator, CardioMetabolic Disease Prevention and Reversal – 4TS, Dubai

Education: 

  • BS in Biology/Chemistry – Augusta College 
  • Dean’s List Scholar – (1985-1985) 
  • Regents’ Scholarship Award (1981-1985)
  • Faculty Scholar Award, Augusta College (1981-1985) 
  • Exchange Club Scholar (1981-1985)
  • 1982 Freshman Scholarship Award 
  • 1983 Sophomore Scholarship Award
  • 1984 Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities 
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) – Medical College of Georgia 
  • 1989 Imhotep Scholar
  • Medical School Class Secretary/Treasurer
  • Residency in Internal Medicine 
  • Emory University’s Georgia Baptist Hospital (now Atlanta Medical Center) 
  • Intern of the Month, January 1990 – Georgia Baptist Medical Center
  • Resident of the Month, July 1991 – Georgia Baptist Medical Center
  • Cardiology Elective – Medical College of Georgia
  • Cardiology Elective – Emory University School of Medicine 
  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease – University of Texas Medical School at Houston 
  • Initiator, Cardiology Fellowship Journal Club
  • Coordinator, Cardiology Fellowship Special Events
  • Fellowship Initiator, Women’s Cardiology Service, Hermann Hospital Cardiovascular Medicine Clinic 
  • Principal Fellow, Hermann Hospital Heart Failure Clinic 
  • 1995 Outstanding Senior Cardiovascular Fellow 
  • Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology – Texas Heart Institute at Baylor University’s St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
  • Special Training: 
  • External Counterpulsation
  • Oxidative Stress and CardioMetabolic Disease Reversal
  • Cardiac Autonomic Dysfunction 
  • Echocardiography 
  • Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound 
  • Stress Echo
  • SPECT/PET Nuclear Imaging 
  • Heart Failure 
  • Women’s Heart Disease 
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization / Percutaneous Coronary and Peripheral Intervention 
  • Cardiac Biopsy 
  • Cardiac Transplant Service – Texas Heart Institute 
  • O. H. Frazier, M.D., Attending

Licensures, Certifications and Professional Affiliations: 

  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology 
  • Dubai Healthcare Authority, July 2020 – Active
  • Member – Emirates Medical Association 
  • Member – Emirates Cardiac Society 
  • Diplomate – American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Texas Medical License 
  • Florida Medical License
  • Currently enrolled in MOC Program of the American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) – 2019-current 
  • Diplomate in Cardiovascular Diseases 
  • Medical Director, Cardiology Services – Healthsouth / Houston Rehabilitation Institute
  • Medical Director – eCardio Diagnostics, The Woodlands, TX
  • Member, American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Member, Texas Medical Association (TMA)
  • President, Women in Medicine, Houston Texas – TMA 
  • Executive Board Member – Northwest Houston Chapter of the AMA
  • Member, Harris County Medical Society 
  • Ethics Committee, Houston Northwest Medical Center, Houston, TX
  • Medical Records Committee – Houston Northwest Medical Center
  • Co-Chairman, Cardiovascular Services Committee – Houston Northwest Medical Center
  • Member, Collaborative Practice Committee – Houston Northwest Medical Center 
  • Member, Critical Care Committee – Tomball Regional Hospital, Tomball, TX

Additional notable items include Dr. Varughese’s time with the Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center, the North Houston Heart Center and Advanced Cardiac Care Associates, as well as her appointment as Medical Director in the Mobilization and Placement Service of Roswell Assembly of God in Atlanta, Georgia.