Suneja, Pai, Desikan Make Top Cardiologist’s Lists in Houston, Katy

Dr. Randeep Suneja (center) flanked by his partners Dr. Ram Pai (left) and Dr. Kamal Desikan at their practice in Katy.

Dr. Randeep Suneja (center) flanked by his partners Dr. Ram Pai (left) and Dr. Kamal Desikan at their practice in Katy.

By Jawahar Malhotra

HOUSTON: The largest medical center in the world, the Texas Medical Center, is world-renowned for its medical prowess with the sheer density of hospitals and research facilities in its 1,345-acre domain. And at the heart of it are the physicians and researchers who have made it the place to come to for treatment and cutting-edge solutions to medical mysteries.

Such a concentration also gives Harris County – and Houston which takes up most of area – the distinction of having the largest number of physicians in the entire USA, according to the Harris County Medical Society which counts 15,000 of them among its ranks.

Among such a huge number of peers, it is often hard to stand out but talent, expertise and an ability to empathize with your patients and truly show your caring goes a long way in the medical profession to bring recognition to your work. These days, online surveys have allowed people to send in their opinions and two area magazines serving Katy and the Bayou City – Living and Houstonia – have been doing so for the past few years.

And it’s not surprising that in both magazine’s polls, the cardiologist Dr. Randeep Suneja has been repeatedly selected. Suneja has made the Living magazine list for two years in a row, and four out of the past five years; and in Houstonia magazine’s latest poll (which was published this month) as well as in 3 out of the past 10 years. Houstonia has also listed Suneja’s partners at the 10,500 sf Cardiology Center of Houston – Dr. Ram Pai  and Dr. Kamal Desikan – for the first time in its top 22 cardiologists list.

Suneja is elated by the recognition, which is one the latest in a long list of awards and platitudes in his long career. He has seen over 60,000 patients in the 25 years of his solo and now combined practice and is one of the few Quadruple Board Certified cardiologists in the nation. In addition, Suneja is planning to become certified in Lifestyles Medicine which incorporates yoga, medicine, diet and exercise into the art of healing and will take the Board exam in October.

As if that wasn’t enough, Suneja is also involved in several community organizations and is currently focused in organizing an international conference on compassion and medicine. He is working on bringing His Holiness Dalai Lama to Houston in late 2018, in association with the City of Houston and Baylor College of Medicine, to give lectures and meet with medical professionals.