Basel Ramlawi, M.D, serves as System Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Main Line Health System and Co-Director of the Lankenau Heart Institute in Philadelphia, PA. Dr Ramlawi's clinical expertise includes heart valve repair using catheter-based and minimally invasive techniques, thoracic aortic & root surgery, arrhythmia surgery, complex cardiac surgery, and transplant & assist devices.
Prior to joining Main Line Heath, Dr. Ramlawi was at Valley Health System in Virginia, where he was the chairman The Heart & Vascular Center and founding director of the Advanced Valve & Aortic Center. Dr. Ramlawi previously held a positions at The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Columbia University and NY-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He completed an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship and earned the MMSc degree from Harvard Medical School. He subsequently completed an advanced clinical fellowship in heart failure and minimally invasive valve surgery at Columbia University.
While out of the operating room, Dr Ramlawi is focused on cardiovascular healthcare administration, practice growth, management and efficiency. Dr. Ramlawi is the recipient of prestigious awards such as:
• Vivien Thomas Award – American Heart Association,
• Houston's Top Forty Under Forty Award – Houston Business Journal
• Henry Christian Award – The American Federation for Medical Research,
• Detweiler Fellowship – The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
• Deyer and Baucum Award – Houston Methodist Hospital
He has co-authored over 95 medical and scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters. He is an active speaker at international cardiovascular conferences. Research interests include Valve Repair Surgery, Thoracic aortic repair, Neurologic Outcomes and Ventricular Assist Devices.