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Dr. Mehmet Akay MD

Dr. Mehmet Akay MD

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(713) 704-4300


Dr. Mehmet Akay earned his medical degree at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine in Turkey and completed his general surgery residency at Michael E. DeBakey, Department of Surgery. This was followed by his Cardiothoracic Surgery residency at Texas Heart Institute and Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support fellowship at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston.

Board certified in surgery as well as thoracic and cardiac surgery, Dr. Akay has practiced medicine since 1992. His clinical interests are advanced heart failure, adult cardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary transplantation, minimally invasive cardiac surgery and vascular surgery. 

Dr. Akay sees adult patients with advanced heart failure within the U.S. and internationally. His focus is on providing personalized care and treating each patient with respect. His patients are his highest priority and he always puts them first. 

He is an Associate Professor at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston and affiliated with the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center. Dr. Akay is an active member of professional organizations, including the American Board of Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the Turkish Cardiovascular Society. A published author in professional medical journals, Dr. Akay has received much recognition throughout his career.

When not caring for his patients, Dr. Akay enjoys watching soccer and visiting Turkey with his wife, two daughters and son.

Physician Details

Medical Education
Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, 1992
Internships & Residency
Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Center, 1997
Baylor College of Medicine - Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship, 2006
St Thomas Hospital, 1997
Baylor College of Medicine - Cardiology, 2001
Texas Heart Institute, 2011
PCP Number
Cities Served
Alvin, Bacliff, Bellaire, Deer Park, Dickinson


ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp