Aaron Abarbanell, MD

University Medicine Associates
Schedule an appointment: 210-562-5378
Thoracic Surgery
Areas of Interest/Focus
Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Board Affiliation/Certification
American Board Cardiac Surgery/Congenital Surgery
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
University of Michigan Medical School, 2006
Indiana University School of Medicine, 2013
Emory University School of Medicine, 2016
University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine, 2017

University Hospital

4502 Medical Drive
San Antonio,TX 78229
Insurance Accepted
Aetna - CHIP
Aetna - Medicaid/STAR
Aetna - PPO/HMO/MC Advantage
Amerigroup - Medicaid
Amerigroup - STAR PLUS MMP
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue High Performance
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Essential/Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage & Medicaid Dual
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR, CHIP, STAR Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - BlueChoice® PPO
CareLink Program
Children with Special Health Care Needs Program
CIGNA/USAA Employees
Community First Health Plan - HMO Off-Exchange
Community First Health Plan - HMO/PPO/CHIP
Community First Health Plan - Medicaid
Community First Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
Community First Health Plan - University Family Care Plan
Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare
Coventry Health Care
Healthy Texas Women Program
Humana - Exchange (Health Maintenance Organization x)
Humana - Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
Humana, INC
Superior Health Plan - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Superior Health Plan - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Superior Health Plan - MMP
UnitedHealthcare - PPO/MK
WellCare - Medicare Advantage
WellMed Medicare/Health Springs
Please contact your health insurance company to confirm provider participation. For billing and insurance questions, please call our Billing Department at 210-358-3260.
I am a pediatric heart surgeon at University Health and chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at UT Health San Antonio. I served for six years as an active-duty officer in the United States Navy and was appointed to several management and leadership positions, receiving many commendations and awards during my military career. In 2006, I graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Medical School.
I completed my general surgery residency at Indiana University School of Medicine, while also completing the Clinical Investigator Training Enhancement Program and earning my Master of Science in Clinical Research. In 2016, I completed a thoracic surgery residency at Emory University, and in 2017, a congenital cardiac fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. I have extensive experience with ECMO, VAD implantation in children with congenital heart disease and cardiac and lung transplantation.
On a more personal note, I am married to Dr. Ginnie Abarbanell, the division chief of Pediatric Cardiology for University Health’s Congenital Heart Center and UT Health San Antonio’s Department of Pediatrics. We have two wonderful children ages 10 and 14.
Interests & Hobbies
I'm interested in outcomes research, international research ethics, international medical missions and cycling.
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