Ariel Vinas, MD, FACC

Non-Invasive, CCU Director - South Texas Veterans Health Care System

Personal Statement:

Dr. Ariel Vinas earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) medical school. He is fluent in both English and Spanish and was the main instructor of the advanced medical Spanish class for students of all disciplines while in medical school. He subsequently completed internal medicine training at Parkland/UT Southwestern in Dallas and later returned to San Antonio for his general cardiology fellowship at UTHSCSA where he also served as the chief fellow. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and General Cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC). He has a passion for preventive cardiology, advanced imaging and medical education.


• B.S., St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas
• M.D., The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas (UTHSCSA)
• Internship/Residency: The University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW), Dallas, Texas
• Fellowship: Cardiovascular disease, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas (UTHSCSA)

Awards & Accomplishments

• St. Mary’s University:
o Summa Cum Laude
o Alumni Association Full Scholarship Recipient
o Presidential Scholarship Recipient
o Presidential Award Recipient
• UTHSCSA: Medical School
o The Marvin Forland, M.D. Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society
o Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) nominated (senior year)
• UTHSCSA: Fellowship
o Chief Cardiology fellow