SAMREEN RAZA, MD, FACC

Board-Certified Cardiologist

Dr. Sam Raza is a Clinical Cardiologist with expertise in advanced cardiac imaging which includes advanced echocardiography (specialized ultrasound scan of the heart) and cardiac CT. Originally from London, England, she earned her medical degree from the esteemed Imperial College School of Medicine in London where she graduated with Distinction and Honors in Medicine, Clinical Sciences and Surgery. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Vermont Robert Larner College of Medicine where she served in a leadership role as Chief Medical Resident.

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She completed her Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and completed a Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CT) Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Dr Raza's focus is on the use of cardiac imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic cardiovascular issues and she has a special interest in Preventive Cardiology, diet and Wellness. 

Dr Raza is active on social media and has been named amongst the Top Cardiologists to Follow on Twitter. She is frequently named amongst the top influencers at the major international Cardiology meetings and is invited to speak regularly at local radio shows about heart disease. She has worked closely with the American Heart Association and their Go Red campaign focused on raising awareness for heart disease in women. A Londoner by birth and at heart, she lives in Dallas with her husband, Dr. Sadi Raza, and their two children. You can follow Dr Raza on Twitter @SamRRazaMD.

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Internal Medicine

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2018

  • National Board of Echocardiography, 2018

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

EDUCATION:

  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CT): Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (2017-2018)

  • Fellowship, Cardiology/Advanced Cardiac Imaging: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (2015-2017)

  • Chief Medical Resident:  University of Vermont College of Medicine, Larner College of Medicine, Burlington, VT (2014-2015)

  • Residency, Internal Medicine:  University of Vermont College of Medicine, Larner College of Medicine, Burlington, VT (2011-2014)

  • Medical School, MD Degree: Clinical Sciences & Surgery/Imperial College London School of Medicine (2004-2010)

  • Undergraduate, B.S. Cardiovascular Sciences (Honors):  National Heart and Lung Institute and Royal Brompton London Imperial College London School of Medicine, London, UK (2007-2008)

SERVICES:

  • Advanced Lipid Testing

  • Cardiovascular CT Angiogram

  • Comprehensive Cardiology Consultation

  • Coronary Calcium Score

  • Echocardiogram

  • Electrical Cardioversion

  • EKG

  • Evaluation and Management

  • Event Monitor

  • Exercise Therapy

  • Heart Failure Management

  • Holter Monitor

  • Nuclear Stress Testing

  • Stress Testing

  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)

HONORS/AWARDS:

  • D Magazine Best Doctors in Collin County - 2019, 2020

  • Steven Carstairs Undergraduate Prize in Clinical Radiology, Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). London, England, National Award (2008)

  • Medicine Elective Award - Association of Physicians of Great Britain & Ireland. National Award (2009)

  • American Heart Association Young Investigator Award Semi-Finalist. QCOR 2018

  • Wellcome Trust Research Scholar - Imperial College of London. National Research Award (2008)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

MEDICAL INTERESTS:

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Preventive Cardiology

  • Cardiac Imaging

  • Women's Cardiovascular Health

PUBLICATIONS/MEDIA:

Peer Reviewed Publications

Media

  • Media Interview: AllHeart Interview February 2018. Discussing Dr Raza's experiences about being a Cardiologist. Biographical, Heart and Prevention.

​Presentations

  • Belmont Village Senior Living. "10 Things About Heart Health". February 12, 2020.

  • Parkway Hill Baptist Church. "Womens' Heart Health". February 2019.

  • Raza S, Vigen, R, Sadeghi N, Matulevicius S. The Use of Handheld Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) for EF Assessment at Parkland Memorial Hospital: A Quality Improvement Initiative With Novel Applications for Clinical Outcomes. High Value Practice Academic Alliance National Conference. Johns Hopkins University. 2018.

  • Raza, S, Vigen, R, Matulevicius S. The Use of Handheld Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) for EF Assessment at Parkland Memorial Hospital: A Quality Improvement Initiative With Novel Applications for Clinical Outcomes. American Heart Association QCOR18 Scientific Sessions. AHA Young Investigator Award Semi-Finalist.

  • Raza S. A Curious Case of Loeffler Endocarditis. Poster Presentation at American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions 2018.

  • Raza S, Maroules C, Luna M. Sudden Cardiac Death: A Rare but Treatable Cause, a case of anomalous coronary artery. Poster presentation at American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific sessions 2017.

  • Raza S, Chava S, El Haddad M, Priest J, Ashikaga T and Dauerman HL. A Regional Pharmacoinvasive PCI Strategy Incorporating Bleeding Avoidance Strategies. Poster presentation at American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2014.

  • Raza S, Vigen R, Matulevicius S. The Use of Handheld Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) for EF Assessment at Parkland Memorial Hospital: A Quality Improvement Initiative with Novel Applications for Clinical Outcomes. Poster presentation at American Heart Association (AHA) QCOR 2018 scientific meeting.

  • Rizvi S, Baruah R, Baksi AJ, Unsworth B, Hadjilozou N, Mayet J, Francis DP. Peak velocity is quicker and less variable than VTI ratio in the assessment of aortic valve area. 13th Annual Meeting of the European Council for Cardiovascular Research. Hypertension, Volume 52, issue 4. Pages 762-763. 2008. Oct; 52(4): 762-763. PMID: 19371200. Conference presentation.

  • Raza S, Keating F. Shifting the goalposts: Updating the Appropriate Use Criteria for Radionuclide Imaging may increase the proportion of appropriately ordered tests. Poster presentation at ASNC Scientific Sessions 2014.

  • Raza S, Merrill S, Shenk H, Teleron A. An Innovative Simulation-Based ACLS Educational Program to Improve Competency, Skills and Leadership of Medicine Residents in Codes. AAMC Integrating Quality: Improving Value through Clinical Transformation, Education and Science Meeting, June 2015, Rosemont, IL. Poster presentation at AAMC Integrating Quality Conference.

  • Raza S, Stevens P, Mead A and Schneider DJ. Choosing Wisely, Reducing Inappropriate Transthoracic Echocardiography based on the appropriate use criteria in the in-patient setting. 11th Annual Jeffords Quality Forum, Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont. April 2014. Poster presentation.

LOCATIONS:

  • Baylor Plano - 4708 Alliance Blvd., Pavilion 1, Suite 500, Plano, TX 75093 | Phone: 972-941-3100 | Fax: 844-292-1461

TESTIMONIALS

"Dr. Raza is smart, kind, and compassionate. Her communication skills are A+. She’s just awesome!"

Google Reviews ~ Aimee W.

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4708 Alliance Boulevard
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Plano, Texas 75093

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