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Dr. Michael Bungo MD

Dr. Michael Bungo MD

Cardiovascular Disease Specialist

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(832) 325-7211


Dr. Michael W. Bungo received his medical degree from the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey, and completed his residency and fellowship training with Harvard Medical School at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, cardiovascular computed tomography as well as being a certified physician executive. Dr. Bungo specializes in general cardiology, systems for the improvement of healthcare delivery, healthcare policy and the application of evidence-based medicine. He is a fellow of both the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians.

A professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston, Dr. Bungo initiated the MD-MBA dual degree program at the medical school and serves as its program director. Dr. Bungo has served in numerous administrative and managerial roles within the UTHealth, including vice dean for Clinical Affairs and CEO of UT Physicians. He has also served as program director of the Graduate Medical Education Program’s Transitional Residency Program and as a member of the Medical Foundation Board.

Additional leadership positions throughout Greater Houston include several executive positions with the Harris County Medical Society, chief of staff at the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, vice chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, and chief scientist of the Medical Sciences Division and director of the Space Biomedical Research Institute at the NASA Johnson Space Center.

Dr. Bungo’s past research includes obtaining the first echocardiographic images of the human heart in space aboard an American spacecraft. He continues to take an active interest in determining the effects of spaceflight upon the human cardiovascular system. He was the recipient of a grant from NASA entitled “Cardiac Atrophy and Diastolic Dysfunction During and After Long Duration Spaceflight: Functional Consequences for Orthostatic Intolerance, Exercise Capacity, and Risk of Cardiac Arrhythmias,” which studied astronauts’ cardiovascular responses onboard the International Space Station. Dr. Bungo has repeatedly served as reviewer for several medical journals and a grant reviewer for NASA.

The author of 44 manuscripts, 57 abstracts, 14 book chapters, 7 technical memoranda and the editor of 4 books, Dr. Bungo has been listed in Who’s Who in America since 1990 and Who’s Who in the World since 2010.

Physician Details

Medical Education
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, 1975
Internships & Residency
Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr West Campus Ctr for Education, 1978
Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr - Cardiology, 1980
Cities Served
Alief, Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City


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