Ralph F. Paone, M.D., FACS, FACCP, FACC
Assistant Professor of Surgery, CardioThoracic Surgery
Surgery Clinic : 806-792-8185
Surgery Clinic: Medical Office Plaza Suite 260
Ralph F. Paone, M.D. has practiced as a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon with Lubbock Heart Surgery since 2001. However, Dr. Paone began practicing as a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon with El Paso Southwestern Cardiovascular Associates in El Paso, Texas from 1993 to 1996. He then practiced with New Mexico Cardiovascular Associates in Las Cruces, New Mexico from 1996 to 2000 serving as Chief of Staff of Memorial Medical Center from 1999 to 2000. Just prior to joining Lubbock Heart Surgery Dr. Paone practiced with Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons in San Angelo, Texas. He is originally from Annapolis, Maryland.
Dr. Paone attended medical school at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas followed by a Surgery residency at Texas Tech University Regional Academic Health Science Center in El Paso, Texas where he was Chief Resident in Surgery from 1990 to 1991. He then completed a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of New Mexico Hospitals Veterans Administration Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is board certified in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery through the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Paone is a member of the Texas Medical Association, the Lubbock-Crosby-Garza Medical Society, and the Southwest Medical Independent Physicians Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Cardiology, and Southwest Surgical Congress. He is also an active member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Dr. Paone was honored as a distinguished student at Texas A&M University where he completed his undergraduate education and graduated Cum Laude. He has participated in numerous research projects, publications, abstracts, and presentations.
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Cardiothoracic surgery, University of New Mexico Hospitals Veterans Administration Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Texas Tech University Regional Academic Health Science Center in El Paso, Texas. 1991
University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas
American Board of Surgery
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