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Michael Harms, MD

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Dr. Michael Harms completed his Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and biology in 2011 at Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash. In 2015, he went on to complete his medical degree with honors at University of Washington, where he also completed his Internal Medicine residency in 2018. He completed his Cardiology fellowship in 2021 and his Interventional and Structural Cardiology fellowship in 2022 at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston.

Board certified in Internal Medicine, General and Interventional Cardiology, and Echocardiography, Dr. Harms diagnoses and treats adult patients for conditions and diseases impacting the heart and blood vessels, including chest pain, leg pain, and valve issues. Through evaluation of medical history and physical examination, he assesses heart health, blood vessel function, blood pressure, and vital signs. He can order and interpret imaging and lab tests, as well as treat heart disease and structural heart conditions through prescriptive medications. His clinical interests include coronary stenting, peripheral angioplasty and stenting, carotid stenting, and structural valve interventions.

Joined Kelsey-Seybold: August 2021

Awards & Publications

  • Cath Fellow of the Year, Texas Heart Institute, 2021 – 2022
  • Chief Fellow, Texas Heart Institute, 2019 – 2020
  • Heart Walk Top Walker, American Heart Association, 2017
  • Internal Medicine Resident Excellence in Teaching Award, 2016
  • MD with Honors from University of Washington, 2015
  • AOA, Junior selection, 2014
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2014
  • UW School of Medicine Service-Learning Award, 2014
  • Health Care Team Challenge Winner, 2012
  • Whitworth University’s Outstanding Graduate in Chemistry, 2011
  • Whitworth University’s Outstanding Graduate in Biology, 2011
  • Department of Chemistry Research Award, 2009
  • Whitworth University Presidential Scholarship, 2007 – 2011


  • Michael Harms. Gestational Diabetes in the Hispanic Population of Brewster Washington. Poster Presentation. Western Student Medical Research Forum. Carmel, CA. 2013
  • Michael Harms. Education and Support for Hispanic Women with Gestational Diabetes in Brewster WA. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2013 Jan; (61) 2011
  • Michael Harms. Structural Investigation of R body proteins. Poster Presentation. SIRC: Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference. April 2010
  • Michael Harms. Expression of Recombinant R-body Proteins for Structural Studies. Published Abstract and Poster Presentation. Northwest Regional Meeting of the ACS. 2009.
  • Zha, S. Harms, M. Development of Platypnea-Orthodeoxia Syndrome in an Elderly Patient after Nissen Fundoplication. Poster Presentation. Annual Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting. May 2016
  • Michael Harms. Changes in transfusion practiced in patients with UGIB, 2012-2015. Digestive Disease Week Chicago May 2017
  • Baxi, A. Harms, M. Impact of FFP Transfusion on Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients with Cirrhosis. ACG Orlando 2017
  • Teng, B. Harms, M. Early Prediction of Variceal Hemorrhage in UGIB. ACG Orlando 2017
  • Arrnett D. Harms M. McCabe J. Caliber and fitness of the axillary artery as a conduit for large-bore cardiovascular procedures. Catheter Cardiovascular Intervene 2018 January 1;91(1)
  • Elsbeth J. Harms M. Ko C. Anesthesia professional-delivered sedation is associated with similar outcomes compared to nurse administered sedation in patients with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2018 June 87 (6)


  • Harms, M. Schafer, S. “Barriers in Acquisition of Daily Weights”. VA Senior Leadership. Seattle March 2017.
  • Harms, M. Krajcer, Z. “Aortic Catastrophes, from Root to Bifurcation”. ISEVS. Houston, June 2021

Hobbies & Interests

In his spare time, Dr. Harms enjoys scuba, hiking, cooking, traveling, and football.

Medical School

  • University of Washington, 2015


  • University of Washington, Internal Medicine Residency, 2018; Fellowships: Texas Heart Institute, Cardiology Fellowship, 2021; Texas Heart Institute, Interventional & Structural Cardiology Fellowship, 2022

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology
  • National Board of Echocardiography - Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography
Dr. Harms is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions.


Berthelsen Main Campus

2727 W. Holcombe Blvd.,
Houston, TX 77025

Get Directions 713-442-0000

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

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