Vijay Nambi, M.D.

Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

Vijay Nambi, M.D. Photo


Associate Professor
Medicine-Athero & Lipo
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX US

Staff Cardiologist
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Hospital


Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (Clinic)
6655 Travis Street, Suite 320
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-5800
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  • Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Cardiology American Board of Internal Medicine


  • MBBS from Madras Medical College
    01/1998 - Madras India
  • Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine
    06/2008 - Houston, Texas United States


  • Internship at Michael Reese Hospital
    06/1999 - Chicago, Illinois United States

    Internal Medicine

  • Residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    06/2002 - Cleveland, Ohio United States

    Internal Medicine

  • PhD from Baylor College of Medicine
    01/2012 - Houston, Texas United States


  • Tamil
    Read: Basic; Write: Basic; Speak: Native
  • Hindi
  • French
  • English


  • Male

Professional Statement

Dr. Nambi's clinical background includes training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology (with a focus on prevention and non-invasive cardiology) and Vascular Medicine with expertise in ultrasound based imaging, while his PhD was in clinical research. He currently serves as the program director of the lipids and lipoprotein fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and is a staff cardiologist at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs hospital. Dr. Nambi has served several national societies in several capacities: he has been an officer in the Southwest Lipid Association, served as the chair of the vascular council and member of the education committee at the American Society of Echocardiography, as a speaker/ grant reviewer for the American Heart Association; he is the topic coordinator for the prevention sessions for the upcoming scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology. He is locally and nationally known as an expert in lipidology and cardiovascular prevention. His research interests are primarily in evaluating the use of imaging (ultrasound) and biomarkers in cardiovascular risk prediction and prevention. He has been very involved with the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) study and serves on the ancillary study section of the ARIC study. He has over than 90 publications and has been an invited speaker in several national conferences.

Professional Interests

  • Atherosclerosis imaging

  • Biomarkers

  • Cardiovascular disease prevention