Leading cardiology groups merge to create new Fort Bend ‘super practice’ – Houston Methodist Cardiology Associates
Two of Fort Bend’s leading cardiology practices have come together to form Houston Methodist Cardiology Associates.
The new practice includes eight of the area’s most experienced and highly skilled heart specialists – working in concert with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s new Heart & Vascular Center – to deliver the latest and most innovative cardiac care for local patients.
“The formation of Houston Methodist Cardiology Associates is a major step forward for cardiac care here in Fort Bend,” says board-certified cardiologist Sherman Tang, M.D., one of the founders of the new group. “Our combined team of physicians includes specialists in interventional and diagnostic cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, cardiovascular disease, cardiac arrhythmia, and much more. Together, we can serve more patients throughout the area with a true team approach that is centered on innovation and collaboration. And we are supported by the trained staff and leading edge technology at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and its outstanding Heart & Vascular Center.”
The practice’s physicians include Julia Adrogue, MD; B. Keith Ellis, MD; Michael H. Koo, MD; John Passmore, MD; Sangeeta Saikia, MD; Kesavan Shan, MD; Toussaint Smith, MD; and Sherman Tang, MD.
The formation of Houston Methodist Cardiology Associates further strengthens Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s cardiology center of excellence. Over the years, Houston Methodist Sugar Land has achieved an impressive list of cardiac care “firsts” in Fort Bend, including the first open heart surgery, the first coronary angioplasty, the first abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery and more.
“All of us at Houston Methodist Cardiology Associates are proud to be associated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, and we are committed to continuing the hospital’s tradition of excellence and delivering the best possible care to patients in Fort Bend and surrounding areas,” says board-certified cardiologist John Passmore, M.D.