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Abelardo DeAnda, Jr, MD, FACS, FAHA
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Languages: English
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Dr. Abe DeAnda was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and completed his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at Stanford University. He stayed on at Stanford for his medical degree as well as postgraduate training in General Surgery, post-doctoral training in cardiovascular physiology, and a fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. After completion of his training at the Stanford, he was recruited to help rebuild the cardiothoracic surgery program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Within 3 years, he had advanced to a position of tenured Associate Professor and led research initiatives in bloodless cardiac surgery and coagulopathies as well as developing a robust aortic surgery practice. He was then recruited to Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York City as the Director of Aortic Surgery, and subsequently recruited to NYU as the Director of Aortic Surgery and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the NYU affiliate Bellevue Hospital Center. During his time in New York, he was routinely recognized as a “Top Doctor” in NYC as well as being honored by the Marfan Foundation with their annual “Hero with a Heart” award for his work with the Marfan community.

He returned to Texas after accepting the position of Professor and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Sharing the vision of the Department of Surgery and the Academic Enterprise, and with collaboration with colleagues within the division, Department of Surgery, as well as throughout the hospital system, his goal is to create a Division that is clinically active, actively engaged in teaching, and performing innovative research. His own NIH funded research involves studies in the initiation, development, and progression of aortic dissections.

Dr. DeAnda is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Heart Association. He is actively involved in a number of national societies, including the American Heart Association, where he serves on the Surgical Council Leadership committee; the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He also has committee responsibilities with the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and serves as Chairman of a Drug Safety Monitoring Board for a current FDA trial. He also currently sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Dr. DeAnda has welcomed the opportunity to return to his home state, and enjoys living on the island of Galveston.

Medical/Professional School:

Stanford University School of Medicine - Stanford, CA, MD, 1990


General Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine - Stanford, CA, 1991


General Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine - Stanford, CA, 1997

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine - Stanford, CA, 2000


Cardiothoracic Surgery Research, Stanford University School of Medicine - Stanford, CA, 1994


American College of Surgeons, Surgery

American Heart Association,

American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

10121 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX 77591
Fax: (409) 978-4287
250 Blossom Street 4th Floor
Webster, TX 77598
1005 Harborside Drive 5th Floor
Galveston, TX 77555
Fax: (409) 772-1421
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*Dr. *DeAnda and his team saved my life... He even made a house call to check on me... *Kathleen Vasquez is his PA and is a rock star!!Dec 19,2019
Very professional took time to explain and listen.Aug 29,2019
He eased my mind as to the urgency of my condition & made arrangements for a re-check.Apr 18,2019
dr. Deanda and his team was recommended by Dr. Steve Williams of your facility. I went in with all the confidence and reassurance a recommendation from someone you highly respect and admire Made this decision even easierDec 06,2018
very good Doctor and staff.Jul 19,2018
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