Our Physicians

Dr. M. Usman Khan


Dr. M. Usman Khan is a confident, compassionate and competent interventional and general cardiologist. He has exceptional academic, clinical and research accomplishments coupled with superb expertise in advanced interventional skills in a wide spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures related to heart, arteries and venous diseases.

Dr. Khan was awarded as ‘the best graduate’ and ‘the most distinguished graduate’ from King Edward Medical College – one of the oldest and most renowned institutes in South Asia. He also won 4 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 2 awards of distinction. He has authored over 30 peer reviewed articles in the leading medical journals worldwide and has received several research awards. He was elected as the member of board of trustees and Chair of residents and fellows’ section of Tennessee Medical Association (TMA); Chair of Southeast Region of residents and fellows’ section and Delegate to the House of Delegates of American Medical Association (AMA).

He has been awarded with fellowship status by American College of Cardiology (ACP), American College of Physicians (ACC) and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) apart from his several board certifications. He has been trained by some of top most and internationally recognized icons in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology including Prof. Karl Weber and Prof. Michael Ragosta.

Dr. Khan specializes in both basic and advanced cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic modalities including simple and complex percutaneous coronary and vascular interventions, cardiac catheterization through both radial and femoral approaches, advanced cardiac support including Impella, intra-aortic Balloon Pump, rotational and laser atherectomy, PFO and ASD closure, Alcohol Septal Ablation, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), carotid and peripheral angiography and angioplasty, venous ablations and use of venaseal, interventions for occluded coronary and peripheral vessels, interventions for venous thrombo-embolism, transthoracic and trans-esophageal echocardiography, stress testing with SPECT, PET and echocardiography, Loop recorder implant, temporary venous pacemaker, cardioversion and electrocardiography.

Dr. Khan offers state of the art care in cardiovascular diseases. He gives utmost priority to build a sincere, personable and cordial relationship with his patients and their families….

Dr. Yasir Akram


Dr. Yasir Akram is a competent interventional and general cardiologist with excellent clinical and research experience. He is equipped with knowledge and skills to treat wide variety of patients with heart, peripheral arterial and venous conditions.

Dr. Akram graduated from King Edward Medical College Lahore which is one of oldest and most prestigious institute in subcontinent. He moved to the United States in pursuit of advanced training and completed residency in combined Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine from Griffin Hospital and Yale School of Medicine. During his four years of residency training, he also studied Master of Public Health (MPH) from Yale school of public health. He then completed his Cardiology Fellowship from Worcester, Massachusetts. He continued his training in Interventional Cardiology at West Virginia University, Morgantown where he was trained in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedure like balloon angioplasty, complex percutaneous coronary and peripheral vascular interventions. He also specializes in using advanced cardiac support like Impella and intra-aortic Balloon Pump. In addition, he has performed many structural heart procedures including PFO and ASD closures. He also implants Loop recorder and pacemaker.

Dr Akram is also expert in Venous thromboembolism, venous ablations with endovascular radiofrequency catheter and with use of venaseal. He routinely performs transthoracic and trans-esophageal echocardiogram, stress SPECT, PET.

Dr Akram speaks many languages, English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi fluently. He believes in shared and informed decision and gives importance to develop sincere relationship with his patients and their families.

He has been awarded fellowship by American College of Cardiology (ACP)along with his several board certifications. He is also certified in Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Vascular Ultrasound (RPVI). Dr. Akram is board certified in Preventive Medicine and is a great believer of prevention of cardiac disease by controlling modifiable risk factors. He has also authored many peer reviewed articles in renowned medical journals. He is committed to providing his patients with the highest quality Cardiovascular care with evidence based diagnostic and interventions options

His extensive training as an Interventional Cardiologist and published contributions to medical science makes Dr. Akram proficient in providing high quality cardiac care to his patients….

Melissa Wilkin

Melissa Wilkin

Nurse Practitioner

As a dedicated family nurse practitioner, Melissa Wilkin enjoys helping her patients build fulfilling, healthy and happy lives. Melissa earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Science from Texas Woman’s University in Houston. She later earned a Post Master’s degree in Emergency/ Trauma from The Univerity of Texas Health Science Center- Houston. She completed her graduate nurse residency program at Ben Taub Hospital – Harris Health System in Houston. Her areas of clinical interest include neurology, cardiology, pediatrics, and wilderness and travel medicine. She is a member of the North Harris Montgomery Advanced Practice Nurse Society, the Texas Nurse Practitioners (TNP), the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Association of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP). She is board certified in Family and Emergency Practice.

For Melissa, Texas has always been home. She was born and raised in the Houston area, grew up in The Woodlands and currently lives in Conroe. Her husband is a firefighter paramedic for the Houston Fire Department. Together they have a young daughter. When Melissa is not helping patients, she and her husband like being active and outdoors as a family. Melissa enjoys hiking, cycling, camping, fantasy football, and running in half marathons. She also appreciates opportunities to travel and explore other countries and cultures.