2023 Top 20 Impact Makers Honorees
Dr. Majid Basit
2023 Top 20 Inspiring Man Impact Maker Award
Saturday, May 28, 2022
The St. Regis Houston
Dr. Majid Basit is a dedicated physician who devotes himself to his patients, educating and mentoring medical students, conducting research, and sharing his medical knowledge.
Dr Basit is the Past Chief of Staff at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital; Chairperson of the Memorial Hermann System Cardiology Committee, Department of Cardiology Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital; an adjunct clinical professor at UT Houston McGovern Medical School at UTHealth (Division of Cardiology); and an Interventional Cardiologist at Memorial Hermann Medical Group.
Dr. Basit grew up in Houston, where, as a teenager, he attended Second Baptist High School. Here, he was surrounded by mentors, like his high school biology teacher, who helped motivate his interest in health science. The tragic death of his uncle, who suffered from heart failure and diabetes, helped him understand the profound impact that illness can have on the patient and their loved ones.
He received his undergraduate degree from Trinity University in San Antonio and his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Dr. Basit achieved his medical residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Leaving Texas for a short period of time, Dr. Basit journeyed to Detroit where he obtained his cardiology and interventional cardiology training at St. John Medical Center. Upon returning to Houston in 2008, he began his practice. Dr. Basit has offices in Sugar Land and Rosenberg. He has been a member of the Cardiology Advisory Committee of the Memorial Hermann Hospital system since 2010.
Dr. Basit is board certified in general cardiology, interventional cardiology, clinical cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography and has privileges at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. He has held many leadership positions, including Hospital Chief of Staff and Chairperson of the Texas Medical Association Physician and Patient Advocacy Committee, and is the current president of the Fort Bend Medical Society.
Active in both basic science and clinical research, Dr. Basit has published articles in American Journal of Clinical Pathology and Journal of Clinical Investigation. He has also been the presenter at professional meetings like the 2007 American Society of Echocardiography Conference, the 2018 Memorial Hermann Banquet, and the 2020 Hospital Nursing Conference. He is a member of Memorial Hermann Speakers Bureau. He was recently featured on the cover of the Texas Medical Association magazine.
For achieving excellence in his field, Dr. Basit was named Physician of the Year for 2012 and received the UT Southwestern Medical School Medical Student Research Award in 1997.
Dr. Basit attributes his ability to understanding and solving the complex problems to his strengths, including critical thinking and problem solving. He notes that the path to becoming a doctor is long and difficult and requires motivation, patience, and support. As a cardiologist and a physician leader, he is confident he made the right career choice.
Looking back, Dr. Basit can see how his parents, mentors, and experiences helped him get to where he is today. Now, he believes, it is his turn to give back to the community through mentoring, education, and financial support for our youth so they will be the healthcare leaders of tomorrow.
Dr. Basit lives with his wife and two children in Sugar Land. His pastimes include hiking, aviation, and traveling. One of his greatest joys is spending quality time with his family.
It is for all the reasons mentioned above, and many more, that Dr. Majid Basit has been named a Top 20 Inspiring Man Impact Maker for 2023.