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Dr. David Portugal MD

Dr. David Portugal MD

Interventional Cardiologist

(713) 272-1600


Dr. Portugal’s medical degree is from McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, and he completed his residency and fellowship training at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He has been in private practice for 12 years, and is board certified in Internal Medicine with subspecialty certifications in Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. His clinical interests include treating clogged arteries, blockages and congestive heart failure, and using minimally invasive treatments for prevention and intervention.

Dr. Portugal provides patient-centered, comprehensive cardiac care. He believes in the importance of combining traditional bedside diagnostic techniques and cutting-edge cardiovascular imaging to prevent, diagnose and treat cardiovascular diseases. Twice named one of the Best Doctors in America in Cardiovascular Disease by his peers, Dr. Portugal was also honored as one of America’s Top Physicians in Interventional Cardiology by the Consumers’ Research Council of America in 2004. He lives in Bellaire with his family, and plays golf and tennis in his free time. 

Practice Information

Dr. Portugal practices at Memorial Hermann Medical Group Cardiology Southwest in Southwest Houston. 

Physician Details

Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Medical Education
University of Texas at Houston-Registrar, 1992
Internships & Residency
New England Medical Center-GME, 1995
New England Medical Center, 1998
Clinical Interests
Angioplasty (Balloon), Cardiac catheter, Cardiovascular Disease, Cholesterol/Triglyceride, Echocardiograms (2D), Hypertension, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Stents
PCP Number
Cities Served
Alief, Bellaire, Houston, Missouri City, Richmond


ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77008


Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)



Dr. David Portugal


Heart Month Dr. David Portugal 2014