Who We Are
Since its origination, ICA Cardiology has strived to become one of the premier cardiology groups in Texas, serving not only patients from the Greater Houston and surrounding areas, but all across the United States and internationally. Our dedicated group of cardiologists have received many academic titles, accolades and awards. In addition to the care we provide, the locations and hospital facilities we work at, including the renowned Texas Medical Center and Methodist Debakey Heart and Vascular Center, offer access, as needed, to outstanding heart surgeons, medical and other surgical specialty consultants. Your relationship with a cardiology practice often evolves into a lifelong experience spanning the spectrum of preventive care, diagnostic evaluation and simple or complex treatment. We take great pride in providing ready access to our physicians and personalized cardiac care.
Dr. Albert E. Raizner, the founding member of ICA, began practicing cardiology at theTexas Medical Center in Houston, Texas in the 1970s. In 1979, coronary arteryangioplasty was introduced and Dr. Albert Raizner was one of the first to perform this procedure in the United States. Over the next several years, the field of InterventionalCardiology evolved and the medical practice was renamed Interventional CardiologyAssociates (ICA) in 1987 to reflect this specialized expertise. Dr. Clement DeFelice, who was one of the first cardiologists to receive formal training in Interventional Cardiology, subsequently joined Dr. Albert Raizner in 1988. As a full-service cardiology practice must also provide highly skilled non-invasive cardiovascular diagnostic imaging and testing, Dr. Gopi Shah joined ICA to direct this critical component. Soon thereafter, Dr. Michael Raizner joined and helped spearhead the growth and multi-location expansion of ICA. More recently, Dr. Mohamed El-Beheary was added with a focus on cardiac hospital consultation. Further expanding cardiac services, ICA Cardiology’s most recent addition, Dr. Alireza Nazeri, brings a specialization in cardiac electrophysiology.
We look forward to serving your cardiac needs!