The Practice

The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care physicians are internationally known for their expertise in diagnosing, treating, and preventing cardiovascular diseases.

Bringing the future of cardiovascular health to life.

Hector M. Medina, M.D., M.P.H.

Advanced Cardiac Imaging

Hector M. Medina, M.D., M.P.H., is the Section Head of Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Cardiac Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), at The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care.

Dr. Medina’s background includes a fellowship in adult cardiac imaging, specializing in cardiac CT and cardiac MRI, at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He also completed a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at The Texas Heart Institute and Baylor College of Medicine, after training in internal medicine during a residency at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Medina holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from Pontificia Javeriana University in Bogotá, Colombia, where he was a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society. He furthered his education by obtaining a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics from Johns Hopkins University.

Before joining The Texas Heart Institute, Dr. Medina held positions as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center – Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Baylor Scott and White – Texas A&M University. He also served as an Associate Professor of Medicine at El Rosario University in Bogotá, Colombia, where he was the Director of Cardiac Imaging at LaCardio. Throughout his career, Dr. Medina has made significant contributions to the field of cardiac imaging, including establishing a program for the safe utilization of cardiovascular MR (CMR) in patients with chronic renal insufficiency and end-stage renal disease.