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Basel Ramlawi

Basel Ramlawi, MD, MMSc

Lankenau Heart Institute
100 East Lancaster Ave.
MOB East, Suite 356
Philadelphia, PA  19096
United States
1 (484) 476-3916
1 (484) 476-1000 (alternative)
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Instructor in Surgery, Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital
Attending Surgeon, The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Houston's 40 Under 40 Award (HBJ) - AHA Vivien Thomas Award
Detweiler Traveling Fellowship - Royal College
Co-Director, Houston Methodist Aortic Program / Surgeon, Houston Methodist Valve Clinic
Director, Advanced Valve & Aortic Center, Valley Health System
Chairman, Heart & Vascular Center, Valley Health System
System Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Main Line Health System, Philadelphia, PA (09/2020-current)
Co-Director, Lankenau Heart Institute, Philadelphia, PA (09/2020-current)

Other Interests

Aortic root and arch surgery (Hybrid & TEVAR)
Valve Repair: Minimally invasive and trans-catheter (TAVR & TMVR)
Atrial fibrillation ablation and stroke prevention (MICS)
Complex cardiac surgery (Reops, endocarditis, high-risk)
Surgery for heart failure and ventricular assist devices
Translational research, neurologic injury during CPB & vascular biology
Surgical outcomes and novel technology
Cardiovascular healthcare administration and practice management

Additional Educational Information

Marianopolis College & McGill University - B.Sc.(Hon.)
McMaster University Medical School - M.D.
Harvard School of Public Health, Program in Clinical Effectiveness
Harvard Medical School, Scholars Program in Clinical Investigation - M.M.Sc.
Western University, Cardiac Surgery Residency
Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada - FRCS(C)
Columbia University, Clinical Instructor, Minimal Access Valve Surgery & Heart Failure

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Transcatheter
  • Coronary disease
  • Electrophysiology/arrhythmia
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart failure
  • Mechanical circulatory assistance
  • Valve disease
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Great vessels
  • Aorta
  • Endovascular
  • Education
  • Professional Affairs