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Basel Ramlawi, MD, FACS, FACC

Main Line Health

Basel Ramlawi, MD, FACS, FACC

Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Main Line Health

Co-Director, Lankenau Heart Institute


◽ Cardiology - Cardiac Surgery

Heart Murmurs; Heart Valve Diseases; Heart Valve Infections; Mitral Valve Prolapse; Aortic Aneurysm; Aortic Dissection; Aortic Stenosis; Pericarditis; Rheumatic Heart Disease; Congenital Heart Defects; Atherosclerosis; Atrial Fibrillation (AFib); Cardiomyopathy; Chest Pain and Heart Attack; Coronary Heart Disease/Coronary Artery Disease; Heart Failure; Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm



Dr. Ramlawi is a cardiac surgeon who brings more than 12 years of advanced and minimally invasive cardiovascular surgical experience to Main Line Health. His practice encompasses the full spectrum of cardiovascular care with a focus on caring for patients with complex aortic and valvular heart disease. Dr. Ramlawi is a nationally renowned cardiac surgeon using minimally invasive surgical approaches and catheter-based therapies. He has significant experience performing complex valve repair, aortic aneurysm repair, complex aortic root repair, open and hybrid arch reconstruction, thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), transcatheter mitral valve repair, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Dr. Ramlawi speaks French, Spanish and Arabic.

Education & Fellowships

    ◽ McMaster University Medical School, Hamilton, Canada
    ◽ Residency: Western University Ontario/LHSC - London, Canada
    ◽ Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
    ◽ Fellowship: NYP-Columbia University Med Center – New York, NY

Awards & Honors

    ◽ Texas Monthly Magazine – Peer review/selection
    ◽ “2015 Super Doctor – Rising Star” Designation
    ◽ “2014 Super Doctor – Rising Star” Designation
    ◽ “2013 Super Doctor – Rising Star” Designation
    ◽ “2012 Super Doctor – Rising Star” Designation
    ◽ Alley-Sheridan Award (2011) - Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research & Education, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
    ◽ Houston’s Top 40 Under 40 Award (2010) - Houston Business Journal
    ◽ Vivien Thomas Award, American Heart Association
    ◽ C. Walton Lillehei Award, Finalist - American Association for Thoracic Surgery
    ◽ Detweiler Award - Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
    ◽ Deyer & Baucum Fellowship - Houston Methodist Hospital
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