Dr. Ilyas Colombowala, MD

Dr. Ilyas Colombowala, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology  ·  
Male  ·  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ilyas Colombowala, MD is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, cardiology, and more.Read his story

Houston Electrophysiology Associates

6560 Fannin St Ste 1803

Houston, TX 77030
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medico

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Top Care Areas

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

Cardiac Electrophysiology
more than 75% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 66% of peers
Cardiovascular Stress Test
more than 52% of peers

Dr. Colombowala'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. Colombowala's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Colombowala "Originally from Houston, Dr. Colombowala attended Dartmouth College. After graduation from Baylor College of Medicine in 2002, he completed his internship, residency, and Cardiology fellowship at Baylor. While in medical school he earned certification in medical ethics. He completed additional training in Electrophysiology at the world-renowned Texas Heart Institute, where following completion of his fellowship, he remained on staff in clinical practice, also engaging in research and teaching. In 2011, Dr. Colombowala accepted a position to start the first arrhythmia program in Northwest Montana. The program grew into one of the highest volume centers in the Northwest US, and it became a care destination for regional and international patients. Dr. Colombowala has been involved in multiple large clinical trials. He is a consultant to medical device companies, and he lectures nationally on topics ranging from stroke and sudden death prevention to long-term heart rhythm monitoring. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Gujarati. Away from the hospital, he enjoys spending time with his wife Elizabeth and their two boys. The family returned to Houston to live closer to family and friends. They enjoy travel, hiking, fly fishing, and skiing. Be sure to follow Dr. Colombowala on Twitter at @RhythmMD."


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3  Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

35  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest Pain
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dizziness
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Recurrent Falls
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern


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18  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.


  • Dartmouth College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Texas Heart Institute / Baylor College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Colombowala has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Colombowala's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Colombowala to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Colombowala'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

Patient Comments (2)

I would highly recommend Dr. Colombowala who put in my pacemaker a couple of weeks ago. I hadn't realized that my heart situation was to the critical point and when he saw the results of my heart monitor and EKG he wanted to make sure a pacemaker immediately. I'm pretty sure if it wasn't for him I...more
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Warm, friendly, Dr. Colombowala quickly puts you at ease. Excellent listener and spends considerable time getting to know you. I can easily recommend him.
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