Dr. Vital obtained his Bachelor's of Science degree in biology from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, where he became a member of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society. Then, he attended Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Medicine in New Orleans, completing his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in 1999.
As a patient with asthma and allergies during this period, Dr. Vital decided to train in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics residency at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans with the hope of better preparing himself for a career in allergy & immunology. While in residency, Dr. Vital became known as an advocate for patients and physicians by becoming the following: President of the Louisiana State Medical Society - Resident Fellow Section, 2000-2005; Region 3 Director for the American Medical Association - Resident Fellow Section for Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas, 2000-2002; Resident Director for the Board of Directors, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, 2002-2004 where Dr. Vital was responsible for the accreditation of physician training and graduate medical education programs across the United States. In 2003, the Medical Center of Louisiana, the LSU Healthcare Services Division, awarded Dr. Vital with Resident of the Year Honors for the Department of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics and nominee for overall Resident of the Year.
This prepared Dr. Vital for training in adult and pediatric Allergy & Immunology Fellowship at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. After the completion of his training in 2005, Dr. Vital became board certified by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology in the same year. As a physician, Dr. Vital enjoys treating kids and adults using the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies and asthma, balanced with practical application of these treatment modalities. As a past allergy and asthma sufferer, Dr. Vital also has the unique ability to relate to his patients using comprehensive treatment involving appropriate preventative, medical, fitness, and dietary techniques. Dr. Vital has been bestowed the honor of Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology and Fellow of the American College of Asthma, allergy, and Immunology. He is an active member of the Consumer Research Council of America's Top Physicians in Allergy & Immunology.
Dr. Vital still remains active in organized medicine as a delegate to the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates and is the Treasurer for the Greater Houston Allergy Society. He is also a member of the National Medical Association, Houston Medical Forum, Harris County Medical Society, American Medical Association, and the Texas Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Society. He is the Department Chief of Allergy & Immunology at Park Plaza Medical Center and serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M School of Medicine in Houston in the Division of Allergy & Immunology.
Dr. Vital is married to Karla Vital, M.D., Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Nephrology with a concentration in Fluids, Electrolytes, & Nutrition. She is the President & CEO of Vital Health & Wellness Center and the Medical Director for Medical Weight Management & Wellness for Memorial Hermann Medical Center Southeast. Drs. Vital have two daughters. A musician of 30 years, Dr. Carlos Vital enjoys playing the clarinet and saxophone. In addition, he enjoys exercising, cooking of all types of food, and spending time with his family. …