Daniel L Beckles, MD, PHD, FACS

2401 S 31st Street Temple TX, 76508

General Description

We are specialized in the management and treatment of advanced heart failure, severe heart valve disease, end stage cardiac diseases including ischemic heart disease and we perform heart transplantation and ventricular assist devices implantation. Dr. Beckles obtained his BS and MS in biochemistry and chemistry respectively, from Stony Brook University in New York. He obtained his MD degree from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and stayed there for his general surgery residency and completed a PhD degree in Cardiovascular Molecular and Cell Biology. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship at the Brigham and Women's Hospital-Harvard Medical School. He held positions as Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Director of Minimally Invasive Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch and Co-Director of Heart and Lung Transplant Services in Galveston/Houston and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the first Herman and Olive Pascarella Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Research at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn New York City. He is double boarded by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, American Society of Transplantation, International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the Association of Academic Surgeons and the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons. His clinical interests and expertise are in high risk cardiothoracic surgery including heart transplantation, minimally invasive surgery and ventricular assist devices, critical care and translational research. He received Top Doctor and Super Doctor Awards from Texas Monthly Magazine, Houstonia Magazine and Castle Connolly in Houston and New York City. He has won numerous Excellence in teaching awards, the Golden Apple teaching award, the Hugh J. Carroll Teaching Award and UTMB Surgery Resident Teaching Award. He has numerous clinical and basic sciences peer-reviewed publications, co-author in textbook chapters and 2 US Patents. He is a member and President elect of the Board of Managers for SUNY Downstate Medical School Alumni Association and Chief Medical Officer for the Trinbago Progressive Association and its international Medical Mission Trips.

Products Carried

Conditions Treated: Atrial fibrillation and cardiac Arrhythmias Coronary artery disease aortic valve, mitral valve, tricuspid valve disease (murmur) Heart Valve disease, aortic aneurysm Atrial septal defects, congenital heart disease Congestive heart failure (CHF) Lung cancer VATS Esophageal Cancer Achalasia, diverticulum, reflux disease Thymoma, mediastinal masses, myastenia gravis Procedures: Minimally Invasive Surgery, TAVR, Mitral Clip, High Risk Surgery, Heart Tra


Hospital Valet Parking Free Shuttle Service to all sites and clinics Free Hospital parking On site Hilton Hotel and other long term stay facilities across the street 24-7 in patient cardiac physician assistant coverage Level 1 Trauma Center

Professional Affiliations

American College of Surgeons (ACS) -Fellow American College of Chest Physicians-Fellow American College of Cardiology (ACC)- Fellow Assoc. of Academic Surgeons (AAS) Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) American Heart Assoc. (AHA) International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery International Society for Heart & Lung Transplant United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Region 4, Texas New York Surgical Society American Society of Transplantation European Society of CT


Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017 and 2018 New York Super Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 “Top Doctor” peer reviewed Houstonia Magazine September 2013 and 2014 “Houston’s Top Doctors” in H-Texas Magazine Spring 2014 Texas Monthly Super Doctors “Rising Stars” July 2013 Included in “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” by Consumers’ Research Council of America, Washington D.C -2007, 1010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Editions AOA, National Medical Honor Society

Languages Spoken

We welcome all languages

Detailed Info:

Phone(s):(254)724-2365, (254)724-2271
Address:2401 S 31st Street MS-01-730C
Temple, TX 76508

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