Dr. Carlos Vital

Dr. Carlos Vital MD

Pediatric Allergist

Qualifications of Dr. Carlos Vital MD

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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. Carlos Vital has 2 office locations: The Museum Medical Towers and Southeast Houston. Dr. Carlos Vital obtained his Bachelors 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. He then attended Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Medicine in New Orleans, completing his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in 1999.

Dr. Vital completed his residency in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics and subsequently Allergy & Immunology Fellowship at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. In 2002, Dr. Vital served as Resident Director for the Board of Directors for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, where Dr. Vital was responsible for the accreditation of physician training and graduate medical education programs across the United States. During his tenure, Dr. Vital helped to revolutionize Graduate Medical Education across the United States by working with scientific, educational, community, and political leaders on the national level by helping to create the 80 hour Residency Work Hours Limits. Dr. Carlos Vital is board certified in Adult & Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology and serves as the Section Chief of Allergy & Immunology at Park Plaza Medical Center. Dr. Vital also serves as Clinical Assistant Professor for Texas A&M School of Medicine.

Dr. Vital is a leader in the field of medicine: recognized locally, regionally and nationally in allergy, asthma, medical education, health care policy and legislation and community affairs. Dr. Vital is President of the Greater Houston Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Society and is the Chair of the Harris County Medical Society Council of Specialty Societies, the largest County Allergy & Asthma Society and the largest County Medical Society in the United States, respectively. Dr. Vital served as a consultant and advisor to the White House and the office of the President of the United States and the office of the Texas Governor. Dr. Vital is a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Houston Medical Forum. Dr. Vital has been featured on the Discovery Channel Profiles Series, a Presenting Sponsor for the Food Allergy Research & Education Network, and was awarded Physician Champion for Allergy & Immunology for St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Texas Medical Center. Dr. Vital serves on the Board of Directors for The Houston Academy of Medicine. Dr. Vital is also on the medical staff of Memorial Hermann Southeast, St. Joseph Medical Center and The Methodist Hospital. Because of his food allergy past, Dr. Vital also supports and endows research for Food Allergy at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

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 past Medical Director for Medical Weight Management & Wellness for Memorial Hermann Medical Center Southeast. Drs. Vital have three daughters. A musician of 35 years, Dr. Carlos Vital enjoys playing the clarinet and saxophone. In addition, he enjoys exercising, cooking all types of food, and spending time with family.

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