Inspired by his father, brother, and sister who were all physicians, Basil Mantas Paulus, MD decided to follow in their footsteps to pursue a career in medicine himself. His father was an eye doctor but he was influenced by his mentors to study cardiovascular medicine. In 2001, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he graduated cum laude. In 2003, he obtained a Doctor of Medicine from Albany Medical College. From 2003 to 2006, Dr. Paulus completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. Then, from 2006 to 2009, he served in a cardiology fellowship at the Health Science Center. He completed his medical training in 2010, after serving in an interventional cardiology fellowship at the Borgess Heart Institute in Kalamazoo, MI. Dr. Paulus is also certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
As an accomplished professional, Dr. Paulus’ career took him to The Stern Cardiovascular Foundation as a physician, and to the Baptist Memorial Hospital as the medical director of the Heart Valve Program, which he helped to establish and maintain. His team in the Heart Valve Program works hard to stay on the cutting edge of science, specifically in reference to heart valve procedures. He has also extended his expertise by contributing articles to professional journals. In addition, he is civically active in his community as a volunteer at his local church. In his spare time outside of work, Dr. Paulus enjoys basketball, swimming, reading, traveling, and playing the alto saxophone, piano, and guitar. He is also fluent in Greek and knowledgeable in German. Looking toward the future, Dr. Paulus intends to continue working to raise the standard of cardiology with new technologies.
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