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M. Imran Aslam, MD

UT Health San Antonio
Schedule an appointment: 210-450-4888
Interventional Cardiology
Board Affiliation/Certification
American Board Internal Med/Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Im/Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Diseases
American Board of Internal Medicine/Interventional Cardiology
University of Texas Health Science Center, 2013
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2016
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2019
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2020
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2021

University Hospital

4502 Medical Drive
San Antonio,TX 78229
Insurance Accepted
6 Degrees - Transplant
90 Degree Benefits - Commercial
Aetna - PPO/EPO/HMO/MC Advantage
Aetna - Smart Care EPO
Aetna - Transplant
Aetna Better Health - Medicaid-CHIP
Aetna Better Health - Medicaid-STAR
AIG - Transplant
Amerigroup - Medicaid-CHIP
Amerigroup - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Amerigroup - Medicare Advantage
Amerigroup - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
Ancira Enterprises - Direct Employer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Exchange (BlueAdvantage)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - HMO/PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - HPN/EPO (Narrow Network)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicaid-STAR
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Narrow HMO (Blue Essentials)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Narrow HMO (Blue Premier)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Traditional
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Transplant Programs
Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage-SNP
Cenpatico - Medicaid-CHIP
Cenpatico - Medicaid-STAR
Cenpatico - Medicaid-STAR Health (Foster Care)
Cenpatico - Medicare Advantage
Community First Health Plans - HMO/Exchange (EPO)
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-CHIP
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-STAR
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Community First Health Plans - Medicare Advantage HMO
Coventry - HMO/PPO
Coventry - Work Comp / Auto
Decent Health Plan - Commercial EPO
Entrust - TPA
FirstCare (Part of Scott & White Health Plans) - Medicaid-STAR
Healthsmart - PPO
Humana - Commercial Behavioral Health
Humana - Exchange (HMOx)
Humana - HMO/PPO/Behavioral Health
Humana - Medicare Advantage Behavioral Health
Humana - Medicare Advantage HMO (Gold)
Humana - Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana - National Transplant Network
Humana Military - TRICARE
Imperial Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
Independent Medical Systems (IMS) - PPO
Interlink - Transplant
LifeTrac - Transplant
Magellan - Commercial and Medicaid Behavioral Health
Molina - Commercial Exchange
Molina - Medicaid-CHIP
Molina - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Molina - Medicaid-STAR
Molina - Medicare Advantage
Molina - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
OptumHealth - Transplant
Point Comfort Underwriters (PCU) - Refugee Medical Assistance
Point Comfort Underwriters (PCU) - Unaccompanied Children
Preferred Provider Health Plan (PPHP) - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Prime Health Services - Medicare Advantage
Prime Health Services- PPO
ProCare Advantage - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO/PPO/Medicare Advantage
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-CHIP
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR Health (Foster Care)
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Superior HealthPlan - Medicare Advantage (Allwell)
Superior HealthPlan - Medicare-Medicaid Duals (Allwell)
Texas Independence Health Plan - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Three Rivers Provider Network - PPO
TriWest (via BCBSTX) - VA CCN Program
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR Kids
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealthcare - PPO
University of Incarnate Word - Direct Employer
WellCare - Medicare Advantage
WellMed - Medicare Advantage
Please contact your health insurance company to confirm provider participation. For billing and insurance questions, please call our Billing Department at 210-358-3260.
Assistant Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
Interventional, Advanced Heart Failure
I am an Interventional and Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiologist. I earned my medical degree from UT Health San Antonio with a Distinction in Research.
During my time at UT Health San Antonio, I was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Fellows Grant. I conducted a year-long research fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), where I further honed my skillset as a physician-scientist.
I then went on to complete my internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Osler Medical Training Program, where I discovered my love for clinical cardiology. I went on to complete my fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Johns Hopkins during which time I engaged in benchtop research to better understand the molecular mechanisms of right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) in human heart failure.
Given my interest in advanced heart failure, cardiogenic shock and mechanical circulatory support devices, I went on to complete a fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at Johns Hopkins.
I hope to focus on developing a high quality mechanical circulatory support program at every level to care for this fragile patient population.
I am passionate about caring for patients with both ischemic and non-ischemic heart disease. My goal is to expand the heart failure program to serve the needs of San Antonio and South Texas.
Research Interests:
  • Interventional Cardiology.
  • Cardiogenic Shock.
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support.
  • Right Ventricular Failure.
  • Pulmonary Hypertension.
Philosophy of Care Statement:
I am dedicated to innovate patient care through engaging in novel research and improving upon current management paradigms.

Journal Articles

  1. M. Imran Aslam, Anum Minhas, Anahita Ghorbani, Julie Shade, Vivek Jani, Steven Hsu, Kavita Sharma, Daniela Cihakova, Allison Hays, Nisha A. Gilotra..Natriuretic peptide levels and clinical outcomes among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 infection. Critical Care Explorations, 2021. (PMID: 34291225).
  2. Mark J. Ranek, Christian Oeing, Rebekah Sanchez-Hodge, Kristen M. Kokkonen-Simon, M. Imran Aslam, Peter P. Rainer, Sumita Mishra, Brittany Dunkerly-Eyring, Ronald J. Holewinski, Donté A. Stevens, Huaqun Zhang, Mathew M. Mannion, Vineet Agrawal, Dong I. Lee, Masayuki Sasaki, Jennifer E. Van Eyk, Monte S. Willis, Richard C. Page, Jonathan C. Schisler, David A. Kass..CHIP Phosphorylation by Protein Kinase G Enhances Protein Quality Control and Attenuates Cardiac Ischemic Injury. Nature Communications, 2020. (PMID: 33082318)..
  3. M. Imran Aslam, Virginia S. Hahn, VivekJani, Steven Hsu, Kavita Sharma, David Kass. .Depressed Cardiac Sarcomere Contractility in HFpEF with Severe Obesity. Circulation, 2020. (PMID:33370156).
  4. M. Imran Aslam, Vivek Jani, Brian Lin, Brittany Dunkerly-Eyring, Carissa E. Livingston, Abhinay Ramachandran, Mark Ranek, Ken Bedi, Kenneth B. Margulies, David A. Kass, Steven Hsu..Pulmonary Artery Pulsatility Index Predicts Right Ventricular Myofilament Dysfunction in Advanced in Human Heart Failure. European Journal of Heart Failure, 2020. (PMID: 33347674).
  5. M. Imran Aslam, Rani K Hasan..Influence of Radial Versus Femoral Access on Coronary Interventional Outcomes. Cardiac Interventions Today. Vol 12, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2018 issue..
  6. Ramzi Dudum, M. Imran Aslam, Jose Madrazo..Serotonin Syndrome Masquerading as Ventricular Tachycardia Storm. Am J Med, 2018. (PMID:30077498)..
  7. Roger S Blumenthal, M. Imran Aslam, J William McEvoy..Using Trial Eligibility to Personalize Statin Therapy Appears No More Accurate Than a Coin Flip in Determining High-Risk Status. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 2018. (PMID: 28624410)..
  8. Imran Aslam..Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk Stratification in the BioImage Cohort. American College of Cardiology; Latest in Cardiology 2016:
  9. Ken Kikuchi, Simone Hettmer, M. Imran Aslam, Joel E Michalek, Wolfram Laub, Breelyn A Wilky, David M Loeb, Brian P Rubin, Amy J Wagers, Charles Keller. .Cell-cycle dependent expression of a translocation-mediated fusion oncogene mediates checkpoint adaptation in rhabdomyosarcoma. PLoS Genetics, 2014. (PMID: 24453992)..
  10. M. Imran Aslam, Jinu Abraham, Atiya Mansoor A, Brian J Druker, Jeffrey W Tyner JW, Charles Keller. .DGFRβ reverses EphB4 signaling in alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014. (PMID: 24733895)..
  11. M. Imran Aslam, Anthony P. Cardile, George E. Crawford..Use of the Peptide Thrombopoietin Receptor Agonist Romiplostim (Nplate) in a case of Primary HIV-associated Thrombocytopenia. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, 2014. (PMID: 24036490)..
  12. M. Imran Aslam, Simone Hettmer, Jinu Abraham, Dorian LaTocha, Anuradha Soundararajan, Elaine T. Huang, Martin W. Goros, Joel E. Michalek, Shuyu Wang, Atiya Mansoor, Brian J. Druker, Amy J. Wagers, Jeffrey W. Tyner, Charles Keller. .Dynamic and Nuclear expression of Pdgfrα and Igf1r in Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. Molecular Cancer Research, 2013. (PMID: 23928059)..
  13. M. Imran Aslam#, Tohru Hosoyama#, Jinu Abraham, Koichi Nishijo, Joel E. Michalek, Lee Ann Zarzabal, Laura D. Nelon, Denis C. Guttridge, Brian P. Rubin, Charles Keller..IL‐4R Drives De‐differentiation, Mitogenesis and Metastasis in Rhabdomyosarcoma. Clinical Cancer Research, 2011 (PMID: 21536546). # designates equal contribution.
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