About Cyfair Cardiology
At Cyfair Cardiology, we understand the importance of treating cardiovascular diseases with long-term results.
Meet The Doctors
Pratap Agusala, MD (“Dr. Tap”)
Dr. Tap has always called Houston home. Growing up locally in the Cypress Creek area, he then attended the University of Texas at Austin and completed an education in Finance. Afterwards, he attended the University of Texas at Southwestern in Dallas for medical school.
Despite being fond of the southern comfort of Texas, he chose to travel to Chicago to complete his medicine residency and cardiovascular fellowships. He graduated from his final fellowship in Interventional Cardiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011 and moved back home to join his father at CyFair Cardiology.
Married and father of three, Dr. Tap realizes the most important role we play in life is what we teach our children. Being a good person, taking care of your health and spending time with the ones you love are what is important to him. Through example, he hopes he can convey this message as best he can in his personal and professional lives.
Dr. Tap currently holds board certification in five areas of cardiology including cardiovascular medicine, interventional and nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and cardiovascular CT. Coming out of training, he held board certification in internal medicine as well.
Training in varied environments ranging from county hospitals, the VA system and private practice, he gained the experience of taking care of a wide range of cardiac and vascular pathology in patients from all socio-economic groups. Some of the toughest county environments including Parkland hospital in Dallas and Cook County hospital in Chicago, taught him of the human side to medicine where the challenges patients face in their personal lives cannot be ignored when helping people heal.
- University of Texas @ Austin
- BA Finance (08/1994 – 05/1998)
- University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center @ Dallas
- Medical School (08/1998 – 05/2002)
- John Stroger Hospital of Cook County @ Chicago
- Internal Medicine Residency (07/2002 - 06/2005)
- University of Illinois Medical Center @ Chicago
- Heart Failure Fellowship (07/2005 – 06/2007)
- Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship (07/2007 – 06/2010)
- Interventional Cardiology Fellowship (07/2010 - 06/2011)
Ravinder Agusala, MD
Dr. Agusala was born in India and lived in the United Kingdom for several years before coming to the United States in 1974. After completing his training in New York, he decided to moved to the warmer pastures of the south and settled in Houston in 1982 as a practicing interventional cardiologist. Though he will always cherish the time he spent in the Northeast, Texas has given him all that he hoped for raising two boys who both practice cardiology in the state currently.
Southern hospitality has become something Dr. Agusala has grown accustomed to and enjoys. He loves the people, the city and atmosphere of Houston. He has dedicated his life to providing honest, professional and caring service to the community that has given him so much.
Dr. Agusala has over 40 years of experience practicing cardiology. His career in the field has spanned and seen the complete spectrum in the way heart attacks are treated. At the time of his graduation from training, only medical treatment was available. In the mid 1980s, cardiac cath and balloon angioplasty became mainstream treatments for this life-threatening condition. He was part of the first generation of physicians that help to mold how this technology was going to help generations to come. In the late 1990s, the second wave of major innovation, with the advent of coronary stents, made its debut. Dr. Agusala has relished the challenge to take on and learn new techniques and technology throughout his career to help patient outcomes. Over the years of practice, he has never lost sight of his fundamental drivers and his personal philosophy of practicing medicine. Honesty, respect, professionalism and dedication to providing his patients the best care are what motivates him to continue practicing even to this day.
- Gandhi Medical College (Hyderabad, India)
- Medical School
- St. John’s Riverside / St. Claire’s Hospital (New York)
- Internal Medicine Internship / Residency
- Albany Medical Center (Albany, New York)
- Cardiology Fellowship