Mazen Ganim

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.

Ping Fai Wong

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).

Chik-Fong Wei

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.”

Edward Baptista

Dr. Baptista was born in Quezon City, Philippines but grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. After graduating as valedictorian from high school, he attended the University of Dallas where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. Dr. Baptista earned his M.D. at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Here, he also completed his residency in internal medicine and served an additional year as Chief Medical Resident at the UT-Houston affiliated hospitals. At the same institutions, he completed a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine and served as Chief Cardiology Fellow. During his fellowship, he received the “Merck Clinical Fellowship Award” and was a recipient of a “National Institutes of Health Fellowship Grant.”

Furthermore, Dr. Baptista is board certified in cardiovascular disease and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has authored and co-authored several research abstracts and journal articles, and has also participated as co-investigator for several clinical trials. He serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UT Medical School in Houston.

Since joining the practice in 2003, he has served as Chairman of Cardiovascular Services at Kingwood Medical Center and was Chief of Staff in 2010. In addition, Dr. Baptista has been honored five times as “Physician of the Year” at Kingwood Medical Center.

His professional interests include general cardiology, preventive care, lipid management, heart failure management, and echocardiography. When not at work, Dr. Baptista enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, traveling, and playing golf.