Dr. Annie Thomas Varughese


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Dr. Annie Thomas Varughese

Interventional & Preventive Cardiologist

" No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were. Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind." - John Donne 17th Century

I am an Interventional Cardiologist trained at The Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Texas. It is truly a privilege and an honor to bring before you my hopes and dreams for a brighter cardiovascular future for the people of the UAE and beyond as I do feel that Dubai is the Center of Health and Wellness not only for the MENA but also now globally with influence worldwide.
As an Interventional Cardiologist with special focus on Preventive Cardiology, I am now initiating a Cardiovascular Center of Excellence for American Wellness Center to help facilitate success in the delivery of Cardiovascular Care.  I have been in practice in the USA for the past 22 years and am passionate about preventing and reversing diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
I am honored to present to you my heart’s vision regarding health and wellness as well as in the much needed realm of research and education to bring higher levels of care throughout our clinics and hospital systems in the UAE.  I am a Professor of Medical Humanities at Baylor University in the USA, and I love to educate worldwide about the prevention and reversal of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
My love for the people of the UAE is very strong and I am dedicated to bring health and healing and happiness to hearts here as we envision a bright future of pursuing excellence in the delivery of healthcare in the UAE and beyond.

  • External Counter pulsation
  • Oxidative Stress and Cardio Metabolic Disease Reversal
  • Cardiac Autonomic Dysfunction
  • Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal Echo
  • 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
  • Dubai Heath Care Authority
  • Emirates Medical Association Membership
  • Emirates Cardiac Society Member
  • Medicine – State of Texas August 18, 1995
  • Medicine- State of Florida Dec. 8, 2020
  • Diplomate in Cardiovascular Diseases 1999
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine 1994 - 2004
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology/Chemistry, Augusta College, Augusta, Georgia Aug. 1, 1981 – Jun. 10, 1985
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia July 01, 1985 – Jun.30, 1989
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Atlanta Medical Center/Affiliate of Emory University July 1 1989-June 1 1991
  • Cardiology Elective, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia November 1990
  • Cardiology Elective, Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, Georgia January 1991
  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, USA July 01, 1991 – Jun.30, 1992
  • Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, Univ. of Texas Medical School at Houston July 01, 1992 – Jun.30, 1995
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Texas Heart Institute Affiliated with St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital/Baylor University July 2006 – June 2007

Academic Appointments:

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medical Humanities, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • Academic Improvements Committee Member, Augusta College, Augusta, Georgia
  • Academic Policies Committee Member, Augusta College, Augusta, Georgia

Professional Affiliations

  • Executive Committee Member, International ECP Association
  • Enrolled currently in MOC Program of the American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) 2019-current
  • Diplomate in Cardiovascular Diseases 2009 - Current
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology (ACC) /Fellow, International Society of Endovascular Specialists
  • Member, Texas Medical Association (TMA)
  • Member, Harris County Medical Society
  • Member, American Medical Association (AMA)
  • President, Women in Medicine (WIM) Houston, Texas
  • Medical Director for Cardiology Services HealthSouth/Houston Rehabilitation Institute, Houston, Texas
  • Executive Board Member American Heart Association, Northwest Houston Chapter, Houston, Texas
  • Medical Director, eCardio Diagnostics, The Woodlands, Texas
  • Ethics Committee Houston Northwest Medical Center, Houston, Texas
  • Medical Records Committee Houston Northwest Medical Center, Houston, Texas
  • Co-Chairman, Cardiovascular Services Committee Houston Northwest Medical Center, Houston, Texas
  • Collaborative Practice Committee, Houston Northwest Medical Center, Houston, Texas
  • Critical Care Committee, Tomball Regional Hospital, Tomball, Texas