Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates
6550 Fannin, Suite 1901
Houston, TX 77030
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
New York University, New York, NY
Scripps Clinic/Green Hospital, La Jolla, CA
Areas of Interest
- Structural Heart Disease - Heart Valve Disease, PFO, ASD, VSD, PDA
- Complex Coronary Artery Disease (Total Occlusions, Left Main and Multi-Vessel)
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Geriatric Cardiology and Vascular Aging
- Internal Medicine
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Interventional Cardiology
Dr. Colin M. Barker is an interventional cardiologist at the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center at The Methodist Hospital. Dr. Barker's clinical interests are both general cardiology and interventional cardiology, including complex percutaneous interventions (left main disease, multi-vessel disease, total occlusions), structural heart disease and percutaneous valve therapy (valvuloplasty, repair, percutaneous valve replacement, TAVR) and peripheral vascular interventions (carotid, AAA, renal, limbs and vein therapy).
Dr. Barker's research has centered on three main areas: optimizing therapy for older adults with heart and vascular disease, new technology and device development, and the pharmacogenomics of anti-platelet therapy. Dr. Barker is the principle investigator of an NIH funded study entitled: PREDICT Scripps Pilot Study on the Effect of High clopidogrel Maintenance Dosing and its Relationship to Cytochrome P450 2C19 Polymorphism Status. Dr. Barker is also the principal investigator on several clinical trials examining novel therapies for coronary artery disease, heart valve disease and high blood pressure. In 2009, he was the winner of the prestigious Thomas J. Linnemeier Spirit of Interventional Cardiology Young Investigator Award from the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.
He received his medical degree from Boston University and completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University. He completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at the New York University Medical Center. Dr. Barker completed advanced training in interventional cardiology as well as peripheral and endovascular interventions at Scripps Clinic/Green Hospital in La Jolla, Calif.
Dr. Barker has lectured and presented at national and international conferences. He is the author of 37 manuscripts, 16 abstracts, and one book chapter. Dr. Barker is a member of the Council on Cardiovascular Care for Older Adults at the American College of Cardiology (CCCOA), and he is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Coronary Angiography and Interventions.
When not at work, Dr. Barker enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, surfing, running and reading.