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Dr. Michael W. Bungo
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Dr. Mike Bungo is a practicing cardiologist in a career at the forefront of research and teaching.  He is a tenured professor at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, teaching cardiology and radiology to gifted physicians from around the world.  He speaks regularly worldwide to all audiences about the future of academic medicine, and on the critical aspects of health care reform.  His medical specialties include the cardiovascular effects of space flight and the advancement of cardiac computed tomography.  He is currently the principal investigator of a multi-year experimental study aboard the International Space Station, involving astronauts from several countries. A gifted teacher and speaker, he has over 100 publications in books, chapters, technical memoranda, journal articles, and abstracts.

Dr. Bungo did his internship, residency in medicine, and cardiology fellowship at Harvard teaching hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts, following degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and New Jersey Medical School.  At Houston’s NASA Johnson Space Center he served as Head of the Cardiovascular Laboratory, Mission Control Flight Surgeon, Director of the Space Biomedical Research Institute, and Chief Scientist of the Medical Sciences Division.  He is credited with developing the ”fluid loading countermeasure” and obtaining the first echocardiography imaging studies of the heart onboard a U.S. space mission.  NASA awarded Dr. Bungo the Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for his work.  

Mike has served in private practice, and in varying duties with the University of Texas medical system he has been an educator, Director of the Heart Station (non-invasive cardiology), Vice Chair for Inpatient Affairs in the Department of Medicine, Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, President & CEO of UT Physicians, Chief of Staff of LBJ General Hospital, and Associate Dean for Harris County Programs.  

When Hurricane Katrina forced the evacuation of 250,000 New Orleans’ residents to Houston in September 2008, Dr. Bungo was a principal organizer of the medical facilities serving this population until they could return or resettle.  
Dr. Bungo is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a Certified Physician Executive.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine, in Cardiovascular Diseases, in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and by the American College of Physician Executives.  He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.

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