Dr. Amin Karim, MD

Cardiology  |  
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Age 65
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Dr. Amin Karim, MD
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.

Houston Office

10021 Main St Ste B1

Houston, TX 77025

Contact Information

(713) 797-6000

Dr. Amin Karim, MD

Dr. Amin Karim, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Care Philosophy

To provide dedicated care to patients.
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Dr. Karim's Experience

Dr. Karim's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiology
  • Board certified in Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

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*

Conditions Treated

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


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  • Angioplasty
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

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
based on 7 total reviews (5 with comments)
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. 

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
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Houston, TX |
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!
Houston, TX |
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 success in his profession.
in Houston, TX |
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 patient relationship , and he gives the patients enough time to speak. I highly recommend people to Dr. Karim and I encourage students to have a such great opportunity to be one of his students.
in Houston, TX |
Dr Amin is one of the best cardiologist I've seen in houston, very patient and kind. Clinic is clean, kind staff..highly recommend
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Karim is an outstanding physician. I have known him for severeal years, and he has always demonstrated professionalism to the highest level.
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Dr. Karim accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Guardian
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Pyramid Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Karim has admitting privileges

Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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Park Plaza Hospital
1313 Hermann Dr
Houston, TX 77004
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Bayshore Medical Center
4000 Spencer Hwy
Pasadena, TX 77504
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