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Dr. Mehmet Akay, MD

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

Advanced Heart Failure Transplant Cardiology

Dr. Mehmet Akay earned his medical degree at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine in Turkey and completed his general surgery residency at Michael E. DeBakey, Department of Surgery. This was followed by his Cardiothoracic Surgery residency at Texas Heart Institute and Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support fellowship at t...

Dr. Mehmet Akay earned his medical degree at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine in Turkey and completed his general surgery residency at Michael E. DeBakey, Department of Surgery. This was followed by his Cardiothoracic Surgery residency at Texas Heart Institute and Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support fellowship at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston.

Board certified in surgery as well as thoracic and cardiac surgery, Dr. Akay has practiced medicine since 1992. His clinical interests are advanced heart failure, adult cardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary transplantation, minimally invasive cardiac surgery and vascular surgery. 

Dr. Akay sees adult patients with advanced heart failure within the U.S. and internationally. His focus is on providing personalized care and treating each patient with respect. His patients are his highest priority and he always puts them first. 

He is an Associate Professor at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston and affiliated with the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center. Dr. Akay is an active member of professional organizations, including the American Board of Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the Turkish Cardiovascular Society. A published author in professional medical journals, Dr. Akay has received much recognition throughout his career.

When not caring for his patients, Dr. Akay enjoys watching soccer and visiting Turkey with his wife, two daughters and son.

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Locations and Appointments

Call to make an appointment (713) 704-4300

Meet the Provider

Specialties
  • Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
  • Advanced Heart Failure Transplant Cardiology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Organ Transplant Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
Medical Education

University of Istanbul Cerrahpasa Medical School 1992

Languages Spoken
  • English
Fellowship

St Thomas Hospital 1997, Baylor College of Medicine - Cardiology 2001, Texas Heart Institute 2011

Affiliated Centers
  • Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
Gender

Male

Internship & Residency

Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Center 1997, Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center 2006

PCP Number

100000033781

Clinical Interests
  • Heart Transplant
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Heart Transplant
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
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Cities Served

Alvin, Bacliff, Bellaire, Deer Park, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galena Park, Houston, Kemah, La Porte, League City, Missouri City, Pasadena, Pearland, Seabrook, South Houston, Webster

Zip Codes Served

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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Providers
  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna Most Benefit Plans
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Cigna Most Benefit Plans
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna Healthspring Star Plus MMP
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health Workers Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana Most Benefit Plans
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Molina StarStar Plus
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Workers Comp
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • United Healthcare Most Benefit Plans
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • Wellcare
  • WELLCARE TEXAN PLUS
  • WorkLink Workers Comp

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