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Faraz Kureshi, MD, MSc

Faraz Kureshi, MD, MSc Cardiovascular Diseases, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging

Faraz Kureshi, MD, MSc, is the founder and director of Axis Cardiovascular in Georgetown, Texas. He is a cardiologist who is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, nuclear cardiology, cardiovascular computed tomography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance, and adult comprehensive echocardiography.

After completing his undergraduate degree in molecular biology and microbiology from University of Central Florida, Dr. Kureshi attended medical school at University of South Florida College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the world renowned Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education in internal medicine. He went on to spend the next five years at the University of Missouri Kansas City–St. Luke’s Mid-America heart Institute, where he served as the chief cardiovascular diseases fellow. In addition to clinical cardiology training, he completed advanced cardiovascular imaging training in echocardiography and nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging including PET and SPECT. During his time there he also completed an NIH T 32 research fellowship in cardiovascular outcomes and quality of care under the mentorship of the highly respected Dr. John Spertus MPH along with a masters degree in bioinformatics from the University of Missouri Kansas City school of medicine. He then went on to the National Institutes of Health, National heart lung and blood Institute where he completed an additional advanced cardiovascular imaging training with a focus on cardiovascular MRI and cardiovascular CT.

After completing his vast medical and specialty training, he was recruited to Austin, Texas, to build the cardiovascular MRI program for Saint David’s health system. After successfully building the program and practicing with a large group in Central Austin, he aspired to provide more to the community with the goal of democratizing access to academic medicine based care in the community.

Dr. Kureshi’s holistic approach to patient care integrates his decade-long training and specialty in advanced multimodality imaging, including Cardiac MRI and CT, PET, SPECT, and Echocardiography, as it relates to patient care. Beyond evaluating and managing the full spectrum of general cardiovascular diseases, such as coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, etc., Dr. Kureshi has expertise in evaluating and managing Cardio-Oncology, Cardio-Rheumatology, Valvular Heart disease, Sports Cardiology, Cardio-Obstetrics, Genetic Cardiomyopathy, and Aortopathy patients. With extensive clinical, imaging, and research training, along with his vast experience, high standards, and passion for his work, Dr. Kureshi’s approach to cardiovascular medicine places a high value on individualized treatment and emphasizes primary and secondary prevention.

Dr. Kureshi founded Axis Cardiovascular with a mission to bring humanity back into healthcare. Having come from a family of doctors, he saw firsthand how integrity, honesty, respect, and evidence-based care can be the standard in medicine. His father was a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army as well as a highly respected orthopedic surgeon in his private practice of almost thirty years below in Okeechobee Florida. His mother, who is also a physician, chose to be a full-time mom after having her first child. And his sister, a family medicine physician and Vice chair of clinical education at Georgetown University school of medicine in Washington DC, has spent many years working and advocated for public health. Faraz is a product of his incredible family who have not only taught him the value of service and honor but have exemplified it. He and his wife hope to be the example to their two wonderful children.

Training and Credentials

Founder and CEO, Axis Cardiovascular and Axis Cardiovascular Advanced Imaging


  • Undergraduate Degree – University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL B.S., Major: Molecular Biology and Microbiology; Minor: General Business, May 2003
  • Medical Degree – University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL M.D., May 2009
  • Masters Degree – University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO MSc.,Bioinformatics, Clinical Research track, May 2014


  • Residency – Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Jacksonville, FL Internship and Residency, Categorical Internal Medicine, July 2009- June 2012
  • Fellowship – Medical Degree – University of Missouri Kansas City/ Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, July 2012- June 2017
  • Chief Fellow (2016–2017)
  • NIH T-32 Research Fellowship, Cardiovascular Outcomes and Quality of Care; 2012-2014
  • Fellowship – National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship, July 2017- August 2018


  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2012
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, 2017
  • Diplomate, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, 2019
  • Diplomate, Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 2019
  • Diplomate, Certification Board of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2019
  • Diplomate, Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography, American Board of Echocardiography, 2019
  • Certification, Level 3 training in Cardiovascular MR, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2019
  • Certification, Level 3 training in Cardiovascular CT, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 2019


Dr. Kureshi is well published in several prestigious medical journals, such as Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, and Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.

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