Dr. Iftikhar is a board certified general and interventional cardiologist who specializes in all aspects of cardiovascular disease. He received his medical degree from Dow Medical College in 1989 and did his internal medicine training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. After finishing he spent one year doing research in vascular biology at Baylor. During that time, he also held a teaching position with VA Medical Center in Houston.
His cardiology training was completed at Loyola University Medical Center and Hines VA Hospital in Chicago. He spent his last two years at Loyola receiving specialized training in coronary and peripheral interventions and was also the chief cardiology fellow. He has written and presented papers at many national conferences, including the Society of Nuclear Medicine and the Chicago Cardiology meeting.
Dr. Iftikhar has been named among the top cardiologists in Houston numerous times by "H" Texas magazine and a "Super Doc" by Texas Monthly for the past several years.
Dr. Iftikhar currently holds active privileges at Houston Methodist West and was elected President of the Medical Staff at Houston Methodist West for the 2021-2022 term. In addition, he holds privileges at Memorial Hermann Katy and Advanced Cardiovascular Center. He served as Chairman of Cardiology at Memorial Hermann Continuing Care- Gessner from 2004-2006, Chairman of Cardiology at West Houston Medical Center from 2007-2009, Chairman of Cardiology at Christus St. Catherine from 2008-2011, and Chairman of Cardiology at Houston Methodist West from 2013-2015. Dr. Iftikhar also served as medical advisor for the Houston Community College CVT program for a time.
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