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Daniel Beckles M.D., PhD.

Daniel L. Beckles M.D., PhD., F.A.C.S

Baylor Scott & White Health
2401 S 31st Street
BSWH Cardiovascular Institute
Temple, TX  76508
United States
(254) 724- 5989
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Stony Brook University, New York (B.S. Biochemistry, 1991)
Stony Brook University, New York (M.S. Chemistry, 1994)
S.U.N.Y.- Downstate Medical School, (M.D. 1997)
Downstate Medical Center/Kings County Hospital Center, General Surgery Residency, NY (1997-2004)
S.U.N.Y.- Downstate School of Graduate Studies, NY (PhD. Molecular Biology,1999-2004)
University of Texas, Southwestern; Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Heart and Lung Transplant (2004
Associate Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital-Harvard Medical School 2007-2008
Board Certified, General Surgery & Cardiothoracic Surgery
Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai Medical Center, N.Y. (2008-2010)
Assistant Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch (2010-2015)
Associate Professor and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery (2015 -2018)

Other Interests

Adult Cardiac Surgery (complex, redo and valve surgery)
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Valve Repair and Replacement
On and Off-pump Coronary Revascularization
Cardiothoracic Surgery Critical Care
Arrhythmia Surgery, Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
Ventricular Assists Devices
Minimally Invasive Surgery, VATS Lobectomy
Endobronchial and Endoluminal Therapy for Cancer
Esophageal Disease (Benign and Malignant)
Minimally Invasive Esophageal Surgery

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Critical Care
  • Thoracic
  • Vascular
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Transcatheter
  • Robotic
  • VATS
  • Coronary disease
  • Electrophysiology/arrhythmia
  • Endocarditis
  • Extracorporeal circulation
  • Heart failure
  • Mechanical circulatory assistance
  • Pericardium
  • Valve disease
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Pulmonary valve disease
  • Chest wall
  • Diaphragm
  • Lung
  • Esophagus
  • Mediastinum
  • Trachea and bronchi
  • Transplant
  • Heart Transplant
  • Aorta
  • Critical Care
  • Education
  • Basic science