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Sonia Nimtz

Sonia Nimtz, MSN, APRN, FNP-C UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Cardiology - General
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Cardiology, Clear Lake Campus
    • 250 Blossom Street
      4th Floor
      Webster, TX 77598
    • Phone: (409) 762-2328
    • Fax: (832) 632-7866
    UTMB Health Cardiology, Town Center
    • 2660 Gulf Freeway South
      Entrance B
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (409) 762-2328
    • Fax: (281) 528-1458
  • Sonia Nimtz is a Nurse Practitioner in General Cardiology. She graduated from UTMB with a bachelor's degree in nursing and then worked as an RN in Cardiology. She later went on to obtain certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners after graduating from UTMB with a master's degree in Nursing. Sonia is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, as well as a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has a passion for cardiology – working with patients to help them achieve maximum cardiovascular health through positive health behaviors and knowledge of their medications and disease process. She loves to garden, cook, and bake. She and her husband love to travel and enjoy spending time with family.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MSN, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2018

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  • A general cardiologist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the heart and blood vessels, known as the cardiovascular system.

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Ashraf Aly

Ashraf Aly, MD, PhD, MSc, FACC, FAAP UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Cardiology - Pediatric
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Pediatric Cardiology, Clear Lake Campus
    • 250 Blossom Street
      4th Floor
      Webster, TX 77598
    • Phone: (888) 886-2543
    • Fax: (409) 772-3680
  • Dr. Ashraf Aly is the director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology and a professor in the Department of Pediatrics. He received his M.D. from Cairo University School of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt and completed his Pediatric residency at Penn State University, Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania and Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics from the George Washington University in Washington DC.

    Dr. Aly specializes in Pediatric Cardiology and sees patients with possible congenital heart diseases from the fetal life throughout adulthood.

    Before joining UTMB in 2003, Dr. Aly was in private practice in Michigan.

    Dr. Aly is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology. He is also a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and many other professional medical and scientific organizations.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    Cairo University School of Medicine - Cairo, Egypt, MD, 1978

    Pediatrics, Cairo University School of Medicine - Cairo, Egypt, MSc, 1984

    Biochemistry/Microbiology, Al-Azhar University School of Medicine - Cairo Egypt, MSc, 1984

    Genetics, George Washington University - Washington, DC, PhD, 1991

    Internships:

    Pediatrics, Cairo University Children's Hospital - Cairo, Egypt, 1981

    Pediatrics, Hershey Medical Center - Hershey, PA, 1992

    Residencies:

    Pediatrics, Cairo University Children's Hospital - Cairo, Egypt, 1984

    Pediatrics, Hershey Medical Center - Hershey, PA, 1994

    Fellowships:

    Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit, MI, 1997


    Certifications:

    American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

    American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

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  • Pediatric Cardiology provides comprehensive outpatient cardiology services to children, adolescents and select adults with congenital heart diseases. We see patients with a wide range of presentations including heart murmurs, chest pain, palpitations and syncope. We also do pre-participation sports screening for young athletes. We provide on-site diagnostic tests including EKG, echocardiograms, exercise stress tests and cardiac monitoring for possible arrhythmias.

    This provider cares for Cardiology patients under the age of 18, if you need care for someone over 18, please click to find a provider for adult Cardiology.

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Joseph Allencherril

Joseph Allencherril, MD UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Cardiology - General
  • UTMB Health Cardiology, Clear Lake Campus
    • 250 Blossom Street
      4th Floor
      Webster, TX 77598
    • Phone: (409) 762-2328
    • Fax: (832) 632-7866
  • Dr. Joseph Allencherril is a UTMB Cardiologist with a specialization in Clinical & Interventional Cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary artery (CAD) prevention and management, peripheral vascular disease (PVD), hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, valvular and structural heart disease, multi-modality cardiac imaging (echocardiography, cardiovascular CT and nuclear cardiology), and vascular medicine. He is dedicated to the education of medical students, residents, and fellows.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX, 2016

    Internships:

    Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX, 2017

    Residencies:

    Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX, 2019

    Fellowships:

    Cardiovascular Disease, Texas Heart Institute- Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX, 2022

    Interventional Cardiology, Texas Heart Institute- Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX, 2023

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  • A general cardiologist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the heart and blood vessels, known as the cardiovascular system.

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Haider Al Taii

Haider Al Taii, MD UTMB Health Provider

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  • UTMB Health Cardiology, UHC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      6th Floor
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 762-2328
    • Fax: (409) 747-0777
    UTMB Health Cardiology, Lake Jackson
    • 215 Oak Drive South
      Suite B
      Lake Jackson, TX 77566
    • Phone: (979) 319-3051
    • Fax: (979) 266-9834
  • Dr. Haider Al Taii is a dedicated Cardiac Electrophysiologist with diverse experience in the field. He specializes in catheter-based rhythm management and the implantation of cardiovascular devices. Throughout his career, he has participated in multiple clinical outcome studies in medicine and cardiovascular medicine. He has multiple research projects published in national journals. His clinical interests include atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, premature ventricular complexes, ventricular tachycardia, cardiac device implantation, and laser leads extraction of cardiac devices.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, AL-Kindy College of Medicine/University of Baghdad - Baghdad, 2007

    Internships:

    Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Cleveland, OH, 2015

    Residencies:

    Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Cleveland, OH, 2017

    Fellowships:

    Cardiology, lorida Atlantic University-Charles Schmidt College of Medicine - Boca Raton, FL, 2021

    Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center - Oklahoma City, OK, 2023

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  • A subspecialty of cardiology, electrophysiology focuses on the study and treatment of the electrical activity of your heart to identify abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Some treatments for arrythmias include implanting pacemakers and cardioverter-defibrillators.

    If you have not been diagnosed with an abnormal or irregular heart rhythm, please make an appointment with our general cardiologists, and, if needed, they can refer you for the appropriate specialized treatment.

    START HERE: Answer the following question, then choose the time that best fits your schedule!

    If the times below do not meet your needs, please call (800) 917-8906 to speak with someone about our wait-list options.


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Amyn Jiwani

Amyn Jiwani, MD UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Cardiology - Pediatric
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Pediatric Cardiology, Clear Lake Campus
    • 250 Blossom Street
      4th Floor
      Webster, TX 77598
    • Phone: (888) 886-2543
    • Fax: (409) 772-3680
    UTMB Health Pediatric Cardiology, PCP Galveston
  • Dr. Jiwani received his medical degree from Sindh Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan in 1989. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Schneider Children's Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New Hyde Park, New York.

    He went on to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology in 1998, as well as a fellowship in Pediatric Echocardiography in 1999 at Schneider Children's Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. After finishing these fellowships, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor and Attending Pediatric Cardiologist for the Schneider Children's Hospital, the Jacobi Medical Center, and North Central Bronx Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he served until joining UTMB in 2006.

    He was promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics in September 2012. Dr. Jiwani is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology. He sees patients with acquired and congenital heart diseases from the fetal life throughout adulthood. He enjoys teaching and believes in high quality patient care.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    Jinnah Sindh Medical University - Karachi, Pakistan, MD, 1989

    Residencies:

    Pediatrics, Long Island Jewish Medical Center - New York, NY, 1995

    Fellowships:

    Pediatric Cardiology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center - New York, NY, 1999


    Certifications:

    American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

    American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

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  • Pediatric Cardiology provides comprehensive outpatient cardiology services to children, adolescents and select adults with congenital heart diseases. We see patients with a wide range of presentations including heart murmurs, chest pain, palpitations and syncope. We also do pre-participation sports screening for young athletes. We provide on-site diagnostic tests including EKG, echocardiograms, exercise stress tests and cardiac monitoring for possible arrhythmias.

    This provider cares for Cardiology patients under the age of 18, if you need care for someone over 18, please click to find a provider for adult Cardiology.

    START HERE: Answer the following question, then choose the time that best fits your schedule!

    If the times below do not meet your needs, please call (800) 917-8906 to speak with someone about our wait-list options.


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Sinju Jacob

Sinju Jacob, RN, MSN, AGNP-C UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Cardiology - General
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Cardiology, UHC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      6th Floor
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 762-2328
    • Fax: (409) 747-0777
    UTMB Health Cardiology, Clear Lake Campus
    • 250 Blossom Street
      4th Floor
      Webster, TX 77598
    • Phone: (409) 762-2328
    • Fax: (832) 632-7866
  • Sinju Jacob is a nurse practitioner specializing in general cardiology. She has over 17 years of experience in direct patient care. She graduated in 2003 with a BSN and worked in various cardiac and acute care settings in India and United states. She completed her MSN – NP in 2017 from UTMB school of nursing., and she holds a certification from American Academy of nurse practitioners as an Adult gerontology nurse practitioner. Before becoming a part of UTMB cardiology she has worked in internal medicine setting. she has been taking care of patients in both inpatient and outpatient setting. She has received various awards and scholarships in her academic and professional career. She is passionate about patient education. She believes strongly in preventive medicine.

    She is multilingual she can speak Malayalam, and Hindi fluently. She loves to read and travel. Singing is her another passion. She is settled in league city, Texas with her husband and 3 children.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    ANP, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2017

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  • A general cardiologist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the heart and blood vessels, known as the cardiovascular system.

    START HERE: Answer the following question, then choose the time that best fits your schedule!

    If the times below do not meet your needs, please call (800) 917-8906 to speak with someone about our wait-list options.


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Arun Narayanan

Arun Narayanan, MD UTMB Health Provider

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  • UTMB Health Cardiology, UHC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      6th Floor
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 762-2328
    • Fax: (409) 747-0777
    UTMB Health Cardiology, Angleton Campus
  • Dr. Arun Narayanan is a Clinical Electrophysiologist and an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at UTMB. He completed his medical training at the American University of Antigua, followed by his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. His interest in cardiology led him to pursue a fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital where he was Chief Fellow. He then completed his advanced fellowship training in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

    Dr. Narayanan specializes in the diagnosis and management of cardiac arrhythmias, including catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia, as well as cardiac device implantation for treatment of slow heart rhythms and prevention of sudden cardiac death. He has published several manuscripts and presented at national conferences including Heart Rhythm Society, American College of Cardiology, and American Heart Association. His research interests include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, sudden cardiac death, and subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.

    Dr. Narayanan is a proud, native Texan. He loves traveling, Houston sports, and spending lazy weekends at home with his wife and son.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, American University of Antigua - Coolidge, 2014

    Internships:

    Internal Medicine, Internship University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - Houston, TX, 2015

    Residencies:

    Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - Houston, TX, 2017

    Fellowships:

    Cardiology, NewYork Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital - Brooklyn, NY, 2020

    Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Tufts Medical Center - Boston, MA, 2022

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  • A subspecialty of cardiology, electrophysiology focuses on the study and treatment of the electrical activity of your heart to identify abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Some treatments for arrythmias include implanting pacemakers and cardioverter-defibrillators.

    If you have not been diagnosed with an abnormal or irregular heart rhythm, please make an appointment with our general cardiologists, and, if needed, they can refer you for the appropriate specialized treatment.

    START HERE: Answer the following question, then choose the time that best fits your schedule!

    If the times below do not meet your needs, please call (800) 917-8906 to speak with someone about our wait-list options.


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George Carayannopoulos

George Carayannopoulos, MD UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Cardiology - Electrophysiology
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Heart Center, PCP Galveston
    • 400 Harborside Drive
      Suite 124, Entrance B
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 762-2328
    • Fax: (409) 747-8579
  • Dr. George Carayannopoulos was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and completed all of his academic and medical training in the University of Texas educational system. After completion of his Cardiac Electrophysiology training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, he was selected as one of six cardiologists to care for all of the international athletes and staff residing in the Olympic Village for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Upon the completion of the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, Dr. Carayannopoulos moved to Long Island, New York where he started Heart Rhythm Consultants of New York a practice created to address the cardiac electrophysiology needs of the community on Long Island.

    During his time in New York he held the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York – Stony Brook University Hospital. He also served in several leadership positions including Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, Vice-chair of Suffolk County H.E.A.R.T. (a task force he created in conjunction with the Suffolk County Health Commissioner to raise the awareness of heart disease in the community), Co-Founder of Suffolk County Life Savers (support group for at risk patients and survivors of Sudden Cardiac Arrest), and Vice President of the New York Hellenic Medical Society.

    He is actively involved in the Heart Rhythm Society and has served on its Reimbursement and Regulatory Committee for six years. He is an international speaker and gives many lectures annually on Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Syncope, Congestive Heart Failure, and Medical Practice Building. In June 2010 he received Greek America Magazine's 40 most influential young Greek-Americans award. Dr. Carayannopoulos and his wife are active members in the Greek Orthodox community, and they enjoy living on Galveston Island.

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  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Texas Southwestern - Dallas, TX, MD, 1996

    Internships:

    Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern - Dallas, TX, 1997

    Residencies:

    Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern - Dallas, TX, 1999

    Fellowships:

    Cardiology, University of Texas Southwestern - Dallas, TX, 2003

    Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Texas Southwestern - Dallas, TX, 2004

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  • A subspecialty of cardiology, electrophysiology focuses on the study and treatment of the electrical activity of your heart to identify abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Some treatments for arrythmias include implanting pacemakers and cardioverter-defibrillators.

    If you have not been diagnosed with an abnormal or irregular heart rhythm, please make an appointment with our general cardiologists, and, if needed, they can refer you for the appropriate specialized treatment.

    START HERE: Answer the following question, then choose the time that best fits your schedule!

    If the times below do not meet your needs, please call (800) 917-8906 to speak with someone about our wait-list options.


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Afaq Motiwala

Afaq Motiwala, MBBS UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Cardiology - Interventional
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Cardiology, Clear Lake Campus
    • 250 Blossom Street
      4th Floor
      Webster, TX 77598
    • Phone: (409) 762-2328
    • Fax: (832) 632-7866
    UTMB Health Cardiology, Angleton Campus
  • Dr Motiwala is an Interventional Cardiologist with expertise in catheter-based management of coronary, peripheral vascular, and structural heart disease. He has had a strong interest in cardiovascular diseases since the early days of medical school. After medical school he completed residency training in Dallas, TX and then moved to Chicago for his Cardiology fellowship. He moved to Philadelphia for his Interventional Cardiology fellowship and is excited to be back to Texas as Assistant Professor at UTMB. When not working, Dr Motiwala enjoys travelling and spending time with his family. He is also an avid runner and enjoys various sports in his free time.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, Aga Khan University Medical College - Karachi, Pakistan, 2009

    Residencies:

    Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas, TX, 2015

    Fellowships:

    Cardiovascular Disease , Loyola University Medical Center - Maywood, IL, 2018

    Interventional Cardiology, Temple University Hospital - Philadelphia, PA, 2019


    Certifications:

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    American Board of Internal Medicine , Cardiovascular Disease

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology

    American Board of Vascular Medicine, Endovascular Medicine

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  • A subspecialty of cardiology, interventional cardiology focuses on catheter-based treatment of structural heart diseases, such as coronary artery disease and vascular disease. Interventional cardiologists diagnose and treat narrowed arteries in the heart (and elsewhere in the body) and weakened heart valves. Treatments included angiography, angioplasty, and stenting.

    If you have not been diagnosed with coronary artery disease or valve disease, please make an appointment with our General Cardiologists, and, if needed, they can refer you for more specialized treatment.

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Muhammad Raja

Muhammad Raja, MD UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Cardiology - General
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Cardiology, Clear Lake Campus
    • 250 Blossom Street
      4th Floor
      Webster, TX 77598
    • Phone: (409) 762-2328
    • Fax: (832) 632-7866
  • Dr. Raja is a clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at UTMB Division of Cardiology. He completed his medical residency training from Texas Tech University and Cardiology Fellowship from Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA. He joined UTMB Division of Cardiology for his sheer interest in academic medicine and teaching.

    His clinical interests include preventive cardiology, non-invasive cardiac imaging, general cardiology, invasive cardiology and medical education. He is actively involved in teaching and training Cardiology fellows and residents during inpatient services at UTMB Jennie Sealy Hospital and TDCJ. His philosophy of treating patients is to treat them like his family with great compassion and respect. He focuses to provide best, affordable and evidence-based care.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, Nishtar Med Coll Multan, West Pakistan, 2006

    Residencies:

    Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Science Center - Odessa, TX, 2013

    Fellowships:

    Cardiovascular Disease, Tulane University School of Medicine - New Orleans, LA, 2016

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  • A general cardiologist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the heart and blood vessels, known as the cardiovascular system.

    START HERE: Answer the following question, then choose the time that best fits your schedule!

    If the times below do not meet your needs, please call (800) 917-8906 to speak with someone about our wait-list options.


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