Dr. Amin Karim, MD

Dr. Amin Karim, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
66 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Amin Karim, MD is a cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology.Read his story

Main Heart Clinic

10021 Main St Ste B1

Houston, TX 77025
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Karim performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Congenital Heart Defects
very high
more than 98% of peers
Tricuspid Valve Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
Mitral Valve Disease
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Karim's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Karim's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Karim "I graduated from the Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan as the Best Graduate of the University and won 7 Gold Medals in the Final exam. I trained in England in Internal Medicine and Surgery and then in USA at the Sinai-John Hopkins Program in Baltimore, Maryland and was awarded the Best Resident Award two years in a row. Int he third year of Internal Medicine training I was the Assistant Chief of Medical Service. I moved to Houston in 1984 and completed a 3 year cardiology fellowship with one year dedicated to doing coronary angioplasties. I have been in practice in the Texas Medical Center area since 1987. At one time I had admitting privileges at 10 Houston hospitals but now I have limited myself to admitting to the Houston Methodist Hospital and the HCA Park Plaza Hospital, Houston. I am married to Dr. Shahnaz A.Karim who practices Physical Medicine, Rehab and Pain Management with me. I have four children, three of them in the medical field. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Karim "To provide dedicated care to patients."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

4  Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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15  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • St.Patrick's High School, Karachi and D.J. Science College Karachi.
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • Dow Medical College, Dow University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Dow Medical College-Civil Hospital Karachi
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Oldham Genl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Oldham Genl Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Karim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Karim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Karim to family and friends
9 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Karim's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Karim Says:

Thank you very much for expressing your opinion about me or my practice. If you noted any deficiencies, we are sorry but we will make sure we correct them to be of better service to you. If you liked us we appreciate your kind words. 


Patient Comments (6)

I am thoroughly disappointed with my experience with Dr. Karim and the staff at Dr. Karim's office, particularly Aidee Canales. I arrived for my appointment on time, and was told by Aidee that Dr. Karim left on an emergency and would not be able to see me and that I would need to come back the...more
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It is a great honor and pleasure to work for Dr Karim practicing Interventional Cardiology via my company UND! Working alongside the very knowledgeable and extremely helpful staff, I conduct Nulear Stress Tests to help the wonderful people of this nation get well!
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I found Dr Karim to be very professional as he takes time to listen to his patient's concerns and addresses them in a caring manner. He will do everything he can to help. His staff is also very courteous and responsible. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a cardio. I wish him more...more
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I'm a lucky medical student who had the great opportunity to be one of Dr. Amin Karim's students. First of all he is a very professional doctor and very knowledgeable about the latest in treatment for heart condition. Secondarily, he answers all patients' concerns and has an excellent physician...more
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Dr Amin is one of the best cardiologist I've seen in houston, very patient and kind. Clinic is clean, kind staff..highly recommend
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