SAMREEN R. RAZA, MD, FACC

Board Certified Cardiologist

General Cardiology

Internal Medicine

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ABOUT DR. RAZA:

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. 

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

HOSPITALS:

CLINIC LOCATIONS:

844-292-1461

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)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

HONORS/AWARDS:

  • D Magazine Best Doctors - 2019

  • 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)

PUBLICATIONS/MEDIA:

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Alraies, C, Raza, S, Ryan, JJ. Social Media in Cardiology. Circulation 2018. Article in press.

  • Rajiah P, Raza S, Saboo SS, Ghoshhajra B, Abbara S. Update on the Role of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Acquired Nonischemic Cardiomyopathies. J Thorac Imaging, 2016 Nov;31(6):348-366. PMID: 27438188

  • Chava S, Raza, S, El-Haddad M, Priest J, Ashikaga T, Dauerman H. A Regional Pharmacoinvasive PCI Strategy Incorporating Bleeding Avoidance Strategies. Coronary Artery Disease, 2015 Jan;26(1):30-6. PMID: 25279566

  • Raza Z, Waheed A, Rizvi S, Boehmer JP. The role of pre-conversion glomerular filtration rate in predicting long-term renal function after conversion to proliferation signal inhibitors in long-term heart transplant recipients. Manuscript. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2011 Nov;30(11):1301-2. Cited in PubMed, PMID: 21816626.

  • Raza S, Chava S, El Haddad M, Priest J, Ashikaga T and Dauerman HL. A Regional Pharmacoinvasive PCI Strategy Incorporating Bleeding Avoidance Strategies. AHA Scientific Sessions 2014. Baruah R, Raphael C, Rizvi S, Unsworth B, Sen S, Kyriacou A, Pabari P, Mayet J, Sutaria N, Francis DP. VTI ratio is both more variable and more time-consuming than peak velocity in calculating aortic valve area. European Heart Journal. 2010. Aug; 31(3-4): 200. PMID: 21355129

  • Shakur R, Yu C, Bucciarelli-Ducci C, Roussin I, Dweck M, Asimacopoulos E, Cheung I, Rizvi S, Pennell DJ, Prasad SK. Scar is an important predictor of adverse events in patients with chronic stable coronary artery disease. European Heart Journal. 2010. Aug; 31(581): 3352. PMID: 21355129

  • Shakur R, Yu C, Bucciarelli-Ducci C, Roussin I, Dweck M, Rizvi S, Pennell DJ, Prasad SK. Risk stratification in chronic ischemic heart disease: Is scar a better predictor of adverse outcome than LV ejection fraction? European Heart Journal. 2010. Aug; 31(271):1627. PMID: 21355129

  • Khadanga S, Raza, S. Lyme Carditis and Complete Heart Block: An Unusual Case of a Young Student. Journal of Medical Cases 2014;5(8):435-436

  • Rizvi S, Rizvi M. Super-specialism in surgery: a case of cardiac transposition. Internal Journal of Surgery. 2008. Dec; 6(6): 446-447. PMID: 18986854.

  • Rizvi S, Rizvi M. Perspectives from the Guest Student Editor. International Journal of Surgery. 2008. Dec; 6(6):432 Rizvi S, Baruah R, Unsworth B, Baksi J, Manisty C, Hadjiloz ou N, Mayet J, Francis D. VTI ratio is both more variable and more time-consuming than peak velocity in calculating aortic valve area. European Journal of Echocardiography. 2008. Abstracts supplement. Dec; 9. S135. PMID: 18948315.

  • University of Vermont Medical Group Annual Report 2014. Resident Training: Code Leadership. Featured on Page 9.

Media

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

Presentations

  • 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.

  • Raza, S, Vigen R, Matulevicius S. The Use of HandHeld Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) for EF Assessment in the Parkland Oncology Clinic. University of Texas Southwestern Women in Science & Medicine (WISMAC). Poster presentation. February 2018. Raza, S, Guinet P, Custaud MA, Levine, B. The effect of Lower Body Negative Pressure (LBNP) and Bed Rest on Cardiac MRI dimensions in healthy volunteers during a French Bed Rest Study.

  • European Space Agency (ESA). University of Texas Southwestern Women in Science & Medicine (WISMAC). Poster presentation. February 2018.

  • Scribner-Metcalf T, O'Toole J, Raza S (2015). A Case of Adult-Onset Urea Cycle Disorder (VT Chapter Winner), ACP Internal Medicine Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Raza S and Schneider DJ. Hearts and Spades - A Rare Case of Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (Yamaguchi's Syndrome); ACP Chapter Meeting. 2013. Poster presentation. Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont.

  • Raza S and Jayaprakash-Sardana J. Necrotizing Granulomatous Rheumatoid Meningitis; ACP National Meeting. 2012. Poster presentation. New Orleans, Louisina. National ACP Conference meeting.

  • Raza S. A Curious Case of Weakness: a rare case of CPPD of the cervical spine. ACP Chapter Meeting. 2011. Poster presentation. Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont.

  • Baruah, Raphael C, Rizvi S, Unsworth B, Sen S, Kyriacou A, Pabari P, Mayet J, Sutaria N, Francis DP. August 2010. VTI ratio is both more variable and more time-consuming than peak velocity in calculating aortic valve area. Poster presented at European Society of Echocardiography (ESC) 2010; Athens, Greece.

  • Rizvi S. Scar is an important predictor of adverse events in patients with chronic stable coronary artery disease; European Society of Cardiology Congress. 2010: Abstract Presentation. Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Rizvi S. Risk stratification in chronic ischemic heart disease: Is scar a better predictor of adverse outcome then LV ejection fraction; European Society of Cardiology Congress 2010. Abstract presentation. Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Raza S, Raza SS, Schneider DJ, LeWinter M. Choosing Wisely Campaign, Appropriateness of Transthoracic Echocardiography in the in-patient setting. Quality Improvement Project, Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont. Data Collection. Authored Manuscript in process.

  • Raza S, Vigen R, Matulevicius S. The Use of Handheld Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) for EF Assessment in the Parkland Oncology Clinic. Poster Presentation selected for presentation at Celebration of Women in Science and Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Women in Science and Medicine Advisory Committee (WISMAC) February 2018.

  • Raza S, Custaud MA, Guinet P, Levine, B. Raza, MD, MA Custaud, MD, Patrick Guinet, MD, Benjamin Levine, MD. The Effect of 18 day Head Down Tilt Bedrest and Lower Body Negative Pressure on Cardiac MRI measurements in Human and the effect of Nutritional and Exercise Countermeasures - funded by the European Space Agency. Poster Presentation selected Celebration of Women in Science and Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Women in Science and Medicine Advisory Committee (WISMAC) February 2018.

  • Tornow K, Raza S, Rajiah P. Presentation Title: Comprehensive Role of Cardiac MRI in the Evaluation of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. Radiological Society of North America (2017).

  • Scribner-Metcalf T, O'Toole J, Raza S (2015). A Case of Adult-Onset Urea Cycle Disorder (VT Chapter Winner), ACP Internal Medicine Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Raza S. (2011). A unique case of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. Abstract Oral Presentation; ACP Chapter Meeting. Dartmouth Medical School, New Hampshire.

MEDICAL INTERESTS:

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Preventive Cardiology

  • Cardiac Imaging

  • Women's Cardiovascular Health

SERVICES:

  • Transthoracic echocardiography

  • Transesophageal echocardiography

  • Comprehensive cardiology consultation

  • Evaluation and Management

  • Advanced lipid testing

  • Advanced stress testing

  • Exercise therapy

  • Cardiovascular CT

TESTIMONIALS

"Dr. Raza is a very knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring provider. I am so glad I was recommended to her. She is very thorough, takes her time to listen to your needs, and answers questions. If you are looking for a cardiologist in Frisco/Plano she is the person to go to!"

Google Reviews ~ Mehreen A.

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