Gulf Coast Center Physicians
With decades of combined clinical and procedural experience, the board-certified physicians at Gulf Coast Cath Lab & Surgery Center have the medical expertise to take care of you and your loved ones.
Our physicians give each patient the individual attention they deserve – with the patience and professionalism you would expect from some of the leaders in their respective fields. In addition, our doctors appreciate the significance of each procedure and we always take the time to educate our patients so that they feel comfortable from the moment they enter our doors to the time they are released.
Dr. Pradip J. Morbia
Dr. Pradip J. Morbia, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.C.C.P.
Board Certified in: Cardiovascular Medicine | Interventional Cardiology | Internal Medicine
Dr. Morbia moved to the Port Arthur area from Los Angeles area, where he had a very busy cardiology practice. Because the traffic in that area did not allow him to reach his patients in a timely manner in an emergency, he decided to move to the smaller city of Port Arthur so that he could provide his patients with the best care available, including emergency care. Prior to being in Los Angeles, he was trained in cardiovascular medicine in the Chicago area, at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois. There he trained for seven years in different areas of medicine, including rotating internship in various fields of medicine and surgery. He completed three years of internal medicine residency and three years of the cardiovascular medicine fellowship training program.
Dr. Morbia has been practicing as an interventional cardiologist since 1988. Dr. Morbia was brought in to start the open-heart surgery program at Park Place Medical Center, and he performed the first ever percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (balloon angioplasty of the coronary artery) at Park Place Medical Center. To date he has done more than 25,000 cardiovascular cases. Dr. Morbia is the senior-most interventional cardiologist living and practicing in the Mid and South-Jefferson County area. To date, he has recruited eight cardiologists into practicing in this area. After establishing himself, he rapidly expanded his practice to Christus St. Mary's Hospital, Mid-Jefferson Hospital, and Doctor's Hospital which is now Renaissance Hospital. Under his leadership, Gulf Coast Cardiology Group, P.L.L.C. has already served more than 100,000 patients in the Mid and South-Jefferson County area. Dr. Morbia is triple board certified in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Internal Medicine and is a fellow of both the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Chest Physicians.
He has been married to his beautiful wife, Jayshree, since 1982 and he has two wonderful sons, Roshan and Ravi. Roshan went to the University of Chicago for his undraduate degree, majoring in Mathematics and Biology. Since then he has graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX and is set to become a plastic surgeon. Ravi graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and is studying to become a web designer.
Dr. Morbia and his group believe in seeing patients personally, and patients are never seen by nurse practitioners or physician assistants. As specialists, they provide care in the field of cardiovascular medicine, and feel each patient deserves to be seen and evaluated by the cardiologist himself, not an assistant or nurse practitioner.
Since 1989, Dr. Morbia and his group of board-certified cardiologists provide prompt, professional service, and personal care to all of their patients. Dr. Morbia's philosophy is "Hearts cannot wait." He believes that all patients should be seen as soon as possible, and he does everything in his power to see patients the same day they call for an appointment. In addition, he is available to patients and other physicians at all hours by telephone or through the hospitals. His goal is to be accessible for any questions a patient may have, so they are comfortable in the knowledge that their cardiovascular needs are met.
Dr. Nabeel Abdullah
Dr. Nabeel Abdullah, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Board Certified in: Cardiovascular Medicine | Echocardiography | Internal Medicine
Dr. Abdullah moved to the United States from Paris, France, where he was trained in cardiology at one of the best hospitals in Paris. He pursued his training in medicine in interventional cardiology at the best school in the United States, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University, where he defined his knowledge in cardiology in general and interventional cardiology in particular. Dr. Abdullah is very well trained in echocardiography and Doppler examinations, and he is board certified in this field, both from France and the United States.
In the summer of 2000, he moved to this area to join the family of Gulf Coast Cardiology Group, P.L.L.C. He and his wife, Lana, have two young children, Danny and Hannah, who are happy in this quiet area. He is involved in numerous professional organizations, including the American Medical Association and American College of Cardiology. He has privileges to practice at all area hospitals, including The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, St. Mary's Hospital and Renaissance Hospital.
Dr. Mohammed A. Islam
Dr. Mohammed A. Islam, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Board Certified in: Cardiovascular Medicine | Echocardiography | Nuclear Cardiology | Internal Medicine
Dr. Islam trained in Connecticut and New York, in well known Yale University and Cornell University programs. He did not like the bitter cold of Northeast Coast and moved to Port Arthur area. He completed three years of Internal Medicine training to be a good Internal Medicine physician and pursued further subspecialty of Cardiovascular Diseases for another three years of training. He is board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Cardiovascular disease. He is well trained in Preventive Cardiology, and also board certified in Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology.
Dr. Islam is a very compassionate, ever smiling physician. Caring for patients in need is his prime target. He skillfully encourages people to comply with and follow published and standard recommendations. Besides giving emphasis on preventive cardiology, he enjoys echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, pacemaker placement, heart failure management etc.
As a standard of Gulf Coast Cardiology Group, Dr. Islam enjoys meeting patients personally, and not through a nurse practitioner. He delivers patient care directly by physician to patient, without any intervening third party. He has privileges to perform his patient care in all area hospitals, including The Medical Center, St Mary Hospital and Renaissance Hospital.
Dr. Dia Abochamh
Dr. Dia Abochamh, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Board Certified in: Cardiovascular Medicine | Electrophysiology | Internal Medicine
Dr. Abochamh moved to Port Arthur area, from Oklahoma City, where he had a very busy cardiology practice. Because of the traffic in that area did not allow him to reach his patients in timely manner in case of an emergency, he decided to move to a smaller city of Port Arthur so that he could provide his patients with the best care available, including emergency care.
Prior to being in Oklahoma City, he trained in Cardiovascular Diseases at Louisiana State University Health Science Center. There he trained for four years in cardiology and sub-specialized in Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia therapy. He also had additional training in Interventional Cardiology and angioplasty of all vessels in human body. He also performed research echo fellowship at University of Texas Health Science Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Cardiovascular disease. Dr. Abochamh published several papers in reputed journals throughout his career.
Dr. Abochamh is a very nice and caring physician. Caring for patients is his prime goal. He spends time liberally with people to help them understand and follow recommendations. Besides general and interventional cardiology, he enjoys peripheral angioplasty, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, pacemaker placement, heart failure management etc. He has privileges to perform his patient care in all area hospitals, including The Medical Center, St Mary Hospital and Renaissance Hospital.