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Faisal Syed, MD graduated medical school from Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Cardiology from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Syed is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Transthoracic / Trans-esophageal Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology.


Clinical Cardiology

Service Area:

San Marcos, Kyle, Austin Heart - Lockhart

Professional Affiliations:

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions


  • Diwan A, Wansapura J, Syed FM, Matkovich, Lorenz J, Dorn II GW. Nix-mediated apoptosis links myocardial fibrosis, cardiac remodeling, and hypertrophy decompensation. Circulation. 2008 Jan 22;117(3):396-404.
  • Diwan A, Krenz M, Syed FM, Wansapura J, Ren X, Koesters AG, Li H, Kirshenbaum LA, Hahn HS, Robbins J, Jones WK, Dorn GW. Inhibition of ischemic cardiomyocyte apoptosis through targeted ablation of Bnip3 restrains post-infarction remodeling. J Clin Invest. 2007 Oct 1;117(10):2825-2833.
  • Liggett SB, Kelly RJ, Parekh RR, Matkovich SJ, Benner BJ, Hahn HS, Syed FM, Galvez AS, Case KL, McGuire N, Odley AM, Sparks L, Kardia SL, Dorn GW. A Functional Polymorphism of the G?q (GNAQ) Gene is Associated with Accelerated Mortality in African American Heart Failure. Hum Mol Genet. 2007 Aug 24;
  • Ahmed SN, Syed FM, Porembka DT. Echocardiographic evaluation of hemodynamic parameters. Crit Care Med. 2007 Aug;35(8 Suppl):S323-9.
  • Zhao W, Yuan Q, Qian J, Waggoner J, Pathak A, Chu G, Mitton B, Sun X, Jin J, Braz JC, Hahn HS, Marreez Y, Syed FM, Pollesello P, Annila A, Wang H, Schultz J, Molkentin JD, Liggett SB, Dorn II GW, Kranias EG. The Presence of Lys27 Instead of Asn27 in Human Phospholamban Promotes SERCA2 Superinhibition and Cardiac Remodeling. Circ 2006;113;995-1004
  • Syed FM, Odley A, Hahn HS, Guo Y, Vallejo J, Lynch RA, Marreez Y, Sanbe A, Bolli R, Dorn II GW. Pro-apoptotic effects of caspase-1/ICE dominate in myocardial ischemia. Circ Research 2005; 96:1103-1109.
  • Syed FM, Diwan A, Hahn HS. Murine echocardiography: A practical approach for phenotyping genetically manipulated and surgically modeled mice. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2005;18:982-990.
  • Pathak A, Monte F, Zhao W, Carr A, Weiser D, Schultz J, Bodi I, Hahn HS, Syed FM, Mavila N, Jha L, O'Neal E, Qian J, Marreez Y, Kranias EG.
  • Enhancement of cardiac function and suppression of heart failure progression by inhibition of protein phosphatase 1. Circ Res. 2005; 96:756-766.
  • Syed FM, Odley A, Hahn HS, Brunskill EW, Lynch RA, Marreez Y, Sanbe A, Robbins J, Dorn II GW. Physiological growth synergizes with pathological genes in experimental cardiomyopathy. Circ Research 2004; 95:1200-1206.


Medical School
Aga Kahn University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan

University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Certifications & Memberships

Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Transthoracic/ Transesophageal Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology



Languages Spoken



Cardiovascular Disease

Office Locations

Austin Heart
1251 Sadler Drive
Building J, Suite 2100
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: (512) 396-5603
Fax: (512) 407-1480

Office Hours

8:00am - 5:00pm


(512) 206-4300

Additional Locations

Austin Heart - Kyle - Kyle Medical Center

177 Kirkham Circle
Kyle, TX 78640
Phone: (512) 396-5603
Fax: (512) 396-5623
Physician Office Hours:
Fridays 8am - noon

Lockhart - Physician Specialty Clinic

1005 West San Antonio, Ste. A
Lockhart, TX
Phone: 78644
Fax: (512) 396-5603
(512) 376-2209

Austin Heart - Lockhart

1711 South Colorado St, Unit C
Lockhart, TX 78644
Phone: (512) 396-5603
Fax: (512) 396-5623
Physician Office Hours:
Every Tuesday and Thursday