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Basil M. Paulus, MD
Basil M. Paulus

M.D., FACC

NewsDr. Basil Paulus recently performed the first successful percutaneous aortic valve repair in the Memphis area. This is a non-invasive procedure to repair the heart valve.

Practicing Since
2010
Employment
  • 2001-present - Chairman of the Division of Cardiology at St Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
  • 2011-present - Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at St Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
  • 2011-present - Medical Director of the Chest Pain Emergency Room at St Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
  • 2010-present - Stern Cardiovascular Foundation
  • 2008-2010 - Saint Francis Chest Pain Emergency Room, Memphis, Tennessee
Education
  • 2009-2010 Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Borgess Heart Institute/Michigan State University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • 2006-2009 Cardiology Fellowship, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee
  • 2003-2006 Internal Medicine Residency, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1999-2003 Medical Degree, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
  • 1997-2001 Bachelor of Science in Biology, cum laude, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
Certifications
  • 2011-2021 American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
  • 2009-2019 American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
  • 2007-2017 American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Honors and Awards
  • 2014 Vitals.com Top 10 Doctor, voted one of the Top 10 Cardiologists in the state of Tennessee by Vitals.com
  • 2014 Vitals.com Patients' Choice Award
  • 2013 America's Top Cardiologists, Consumers' Research Council of America
  • 2013 Vitals.com Patents' Choice Award
  • Nov 2012 Top 40 under 40, Memphis Business Journal
  • 2012 Patients' Choice Award
  • 2012 Most Compassionate Doctor Award
  • 2011 Patients' Choice Award
  • 2011 Most Compassionate Doctor Award
  • Dec 2010 Physician of the Month, St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
  • 2010 Patients’ Choice Award
  • 2010 Most Compassionate Doctor Award
  • 2009 America’s Top Cardiologists, Consumers' Research Council of America
  • Dec 2008 Excellence in Teaching Fellow Award, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee. Awarded to the fellow voted “best teacher” by internal medicine residents and interns
  • Feb 2008 Cardiovascular Case Reports Scholar, Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, New Orleans, Louisiana. SSCI award for outstanding case report
  • Feb 2007 Trainee Award, Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, New Orleans, Louisiana. SSCI research award for innovative research project
  • 1997-1999 American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association Scholarship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. National merit based scholarship
  • 1997-1999 Dean’s List, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Dean’s List in all semesters at RPI
  • 1997-1999 Dean’s Award, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Merit based scholarship  
Professional Memberships
  • 2014-Present Memphis Cardiovascular Society, President
  • 2014-Present Memphis Medical Society, Board of Directors
  • 2009-Present Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  • 2008-Present American Heart Association
  • 2006-Present American College of Cardiology
  • 2006-Present American Federation for Medical Research, Associate Member
  • 2004-Present American College of Physicians, Associate Member
  • 2003-Present Tennessee Medical Association
  • 2003-Present Memphis Medical Society
  • 1999-Present American Medical Association
  • 1999-2010 American Medical Student Association, Resident Member
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baptist Memorial Hospitals
  • Saint Francis Hospital
  • Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett
  • Methodist Hospitals
Research
  • 2012-present Primary Investigatory, Stern Cardiovascular Foundation Partner 2 Clinical Trial (Edwards Lifesciences). Analyzed the use of a percutaneous Aortic Valve to treat severe Aortic Stenosis in select patients.
  • 2012-present Primary Investigator, Stern Cardiovascular Foundation Symplicity HTN-3 Clinical Study (Medtronic). Trial involving use of Renal Artery Denervation to treat uncontrolled hypertension.
  • 2007-2009 Fellowship Project, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Karl T Weber, M.D. Researched Vitamin B12, transaminase, alkaline phosphatase, and bilirubin levels in patients with biventricular and left ventricular heart failure.
  • 2006-2009 Fellowship Project, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Karl T Weber, M.D. Analyzed the levels of zinc and selenium in African American patients with compensated and decompensated heart failure.
  • 2003-2004 Residency Project, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Peter Netland, M.D., PhD. Wrote a review article concerning the role of various laser therapies in the treatment of open angle glaucoma.
  • 2002 Research Assistant, Albany Medical Center Kyran Dowling, MD. Analyzed the use of Tirofiban, aspirin, and heparin to decrease thrombosis in coated stents.
  • 2000 Research Assistant, Albany Medical Center Kyran Dowling, MD. Analyzed the use of Tirofiban, aspirin, and heparin to decrease thrombosis in coated stents.
  • 1998-1999 Research Assistant, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Julie Stenken, PhD. Used microdialysis coupled to chromatographic separation methods to analyze the effectiveness of various drugs.
Presentations and Posters
  • Mar 14, 2009 Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Course, Memphis, Tennessee Presentation – Cardiovascular Disease review for American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification Examination sponsored by the Tennessee chapter of the American College of Physicians
  • Feb 21, 2008 Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, New Orleans, Louisiana Poster – Paulus BM, LaGuardia SP, Battin DL, Zafarullah H, Newman KP, Weber WT - Hepatic Function in Patients with and without decompensated biventricular failure
  • Feb 21, 2008 Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, New Orleans, Louisiana Presentation – “A Complex Case of Leg Pain.” Patent Foramen Ovale case report and discussion
  • Mar 20, 2007 Memphis Academy of Internal Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee Presentation – Zinc and Selenium Dyshomeostasis in African Americans with and without heart failure
  • Feb 8, 2007 Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, New Orleans, Louisiana Poster – Paulus BM, Bhattacharya SK, Johnson PL, Nelson MD, Newman KP, Weber KT - Zinc and Selenium Dyshomeostasis in African Americans with and without heart failure
  • Feb 8, 2007 Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, New Orleans, Louisiana Poster - Barkoudah E, Paulus BM, Shook MS, Weber KT - Apathetic hyperthyroidism and the heart
  • Feb 8, 2007 Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, New Orleans, Louisiana Poster - Mehr AJ, Paulus BM, Weber KT - A variant of multiple endocrine abnormalities
Publications
  • Dowling K, Paulus B, Siskin G, Stainken B, Dolen E, Quarfordt S, Mitchell N, Sansivero G. The effect of a platelet glycoprotein 2b/3a receptor inhibitor on thrombus formation with covered stent placement. A feasibility study in canine models [abstract]. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2001: 24 Suppl 1; S156.
  • Barkoudah E, Paulus BM, Shook MS, Weber KT. Apathetic hyperthyroidism and the heart [abstract]. J Investig Med. 2007; 55 (Supplement 1): S257.
  • Mehr AJ, Paulus BM, Weber KT. A variant of multiple endocrine abnormalities [abstract]. J Investig Med. 2007; 55 (Supplement 1): S257.
  • Paulus BM, Bhattacharya SK, Johnson PL, Nelson MD, Newman KP, Weber KT. Zinc and selenium dyshomeostasis in African Americans with and without heart failure [abstract]. J Investig Med. 2007; 55 (Supplement 1): S255.
  • Zafarullah H, Paulus BM, LaGuardia SP, Battin DL, Shahbaz AU, Alturkmani R, Davis RC, Smith JL, Weber KT. Elevated Serum Cobalamin in patients with decompensated heart failure [abstract]. J Investig Med. 2008; 56 (1): 344-345
  • Paulus BM, LaGuardia SP, Battin DL, Zafarullah H, Newman KP, Weber KT. Hepatic function in patients with and without decompensated biventricular failure [abstract]. J Investig Med. 2008; 56 (1): 373-374.
  • Zafarullah H, Shahbaz AU, Alturkmani R, LaGuardia SP, Paulus BM, Battin DL, Afzal MO, Davis RC, Smith JL, Weber KT. “Elevated serum cobalamin in patients with decompensated biventricular failure.” Am J Med Sci. 2008; 336: 383-388.
  • Paulus BM, Ali S, Zia AA, Munir A, Davis RC, Jr., Mansbach CM, Smith WC, Weber KT. “Causes and consequences of systemic venous hypertension.” Am J Med Sci. 2008; 336: 489-497.
  • Paulus BM, Fischell TA. Retrieval devices and techniques for the extraction of intravascular foreign bodies in the coronary arteries. J Interv Cardiol. 2010 June; 23 (3): 271-276. 
Special Interests
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Consultative Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology (including such procedures as cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, and stent placement)
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
Extracurricular
  • 2008-2009 Graduate Medical Education, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. Subspecialty representative on the GME committee for the 2008-2009 academic year
  • 2000-2003 Captain, Intramural Basketball Team, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York. Captain of an intramural basketball team.
  • 2000-2003 Kids MD, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York. Educate elementary school children about physicians and medical instruments
  • 1999-2003 Tour Guide, Albany Medical College Admissions Office, Albany, New York. Tour guide for potential students visiting Albany Medical College
  • 1999-2003 Vice President, Tar Wars, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York. Educate elementary school children about the dangers of smoking
  • 1998-1999 Grand Marshall Committee, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Organize campus-wide student elections and events promoting the elections
  • 1997-1999 Hellenic Association of Students, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Promote knowledge of Greek history and culture through lectures, movies, radio broadcasts, festivals, and social gatherings  

Comment
Fluent in Greek, knowledgeable in German.
Hobbies include playing basketball, swimming, reading, traveling, and playing the alto saxophone, piano, and guitar.



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