Dr. M. Ganim is the president of Vital Heart and Vein (originally Cardiovascular Association). Prior to forming CVA in 1998, he attended the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. After graduating, he interned and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston at John Sealy Hospital.
Furthermore, Dr. M. Ganim is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology. He has also authored medical abstracts and papers, including “A Comparison of Angioscopy, Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging and Quantitative Coronary Angiography in Predicting Clinical Outcome after Coronary Intervention in High-Risk Patients.”
Previously, he served as Chief of Medical Staff at Memorial Hermann Hospital and was also Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UT Medical School in Houston.
After graduating with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr. Wong came to the U.S. for further training in Internal Medicine at the New York Infirmary Beekman Downtown Hospital.
Later, he spent six years at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Here, Dr. Wong completed his residency in internal medicine and cardiology fellowships in both electrophysiology and interventional cardiology. He also served as Clinical Assistant Professor and Instructor of Medicine.
Furthermore, Dr. Wong is board certified in interventional cardiology, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, cardiovascular medicine, and internal medicine. He also holds several international specialist qualifications, including MRCP (UK), FRCPC (Canada), and HKFAM (HK).
Honoring his outstanding contribution in teaching and training cardiologists, the UT Medical School at Houston recognized Dr. Wong as “Private Faculty of the Year” for three consecutive years (2006-2009).
Dr. C. Wei holds a Ph.D. in Biophysical Sciences from the University of Houston, and an M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. For four consecutive years, the school honored him with the “Dean’s Excellence Award.”
Furthermore, Dr. C. Wei is board certified in cardiovascular diseases. He has written and co-authored medical books and abstracts, and has also contributed to numerous professional journals. In addition, he served as principal investigator for an American Heart Association grant-in-aid project titled, “Molecular Characterization of Fas-mediated Cell Death Signaling.”
Born and raised in the Philippines, as a student Dr. Lim consistently had strong academic performance, which culminated in graduation from the University of the Philippines with honors. This strong academic performance led to her admission to the internal medicine residency program at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. During her residency at Emory, a highly-respected institution where balloon angioplasty was first performed, she became interested in cardiology. This led her to Houston, where she completed her fellowship at the University of Texas Medical School. She did research in echocardiography, published abstracts on doppler tissue imaging, and co-authored a chapter on nuclear imaging in the textbook “Heart Disease in Women.”
While attending her fellowship in Houston, she fell in love with this wonderful Gulf Coast city and has since made it her home. In 2001, she joined Vital Heart & Vein (originally Cardiovascular Association) when it consisted of only a few doctors. Since then, she has been an integral part of its growth. Furthermore, she is most proud of the trust her patients place in her and the relationships she has built over the years. Dr. Lim believes her commitment to educating patients on prevention and treatment plans are key ingredients to being a great heart doctor.
Dr. Lim’s strong leadership qualities have led to her election to many past and present positions, such as Chief of Staff at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, Chairman of the Medicine Department at Kingwood Medical Center, and Chief of Cardiology and Chest Pain Center Director at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Despite her busy practice, she feels it is important to serve in these positions and help promote high-quality care, as well as advance cardiac services in the local Humble and Kingwood hospitals.
Dr. Lim has been board certified in Internal Medicine since 1994, and board certified in Cardiovascular Medicine since 1997.