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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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"Best Doctors" in the Nation

Carabello with Veteran Hester 


Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. - Top 1% in the nation in his specialty.

Blase A. Carabello, M.D.       
Listed as one of the best doctors in the nation in the field of cardiovascular disease, Blase A. Carabello, M.D., the Medical Care Line executive at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, speaks with Army Veteran Truman Hester. Carabello has also been recognized by US News & World Report and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as among the top one percent of doctors in the nation in the field of cardiology. He received his medical degree from Temple University in 1973 and completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at Harvard Medical School in 1978. Since 2001, he has served as a member of the Cardio/Renal Advisory Committee for the Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C. He is on the editorial board and serves as an editorial consultant of a number of peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Journal of Heart Valve Disease, Journal of Cardiac Failure, and Current Cardiology Reports. Carabello is the author of more than 350 peer-reviewed and invited publications and the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in teaching. Most recently, he received the 2003 Alumnus of the Year Award from Temple University and served as the president of the Association of University Cardiologists, completing his term in January of 2009. In 2010, he was selected to receive the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the college’s most prestigious research honor.