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Jennifer R. Cozart, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery 

Jennifer R. Cozart, MD is a cardiothoracic surgeon in the Houston Medical Center leading the way in innovative surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation and other cardiac diseases. She offers expertise in cardiac surgery with a caring and thoughtful approach to each patient and family.

Dr. Cozart has a specific interest in arrhythmia surgery and was the first in Houston to provide a hybrid minimally invasive treatment for atrial fibrillation (the Convergent procedure). She is a physician member of the Texas Heart Institute (THI) and formed the Hybrid Afib Treatment Program with EP cardiologists to treat long standing atrial fibrillation.

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Cardiac Surgery

Coronary artery bypass
Valve surgery
ASD/VSD repair
Coronary anomaly repair
Pericardial window

Arrhythmia Surgery

Hybrid Atrial Fibrillation Treatment (Convergent Approach)
Minimally Invasive closure of left atrial appendage

Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

Lung resection and biopsy

Empyema drainage/decortication





Dialysis access surgery (fistula, graft, PD catheter placement)

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About Dr. Cozart

Jennifer R. Cozart, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Jennifer R. Cozart, M.D. (formerly Del Prete) is a highly skilled surgeon with extensive experience in cardiovascular, thoracic and general surgery procedures. Her practice encompasses all aspects of these fields, with a special focus on hybrid minimally invasive treatment for atrial fibrillation (Convergent procedure). She is also committed to raising the awareness of and treating cardiovascular disease in women.

Dr. Cozart, holds a medical staff appointment at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and Texas Heart Institute in Houston. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas in 2003 after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1998 from The University of Texas at Austin. Upon completion of a General Surgery Residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch in 2008, she completed a Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Residency at the Texas Heart Institute and Baylor College of Medicine.

She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and licensed to practice medicine by the State of Texas. Dr. Cozart is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. She is also an active member of numerous medical and scientific societies including the American Medical Association,Texas Medical Association, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society, Society of Thoracic Surgery, and Women in Thoracic Surgery.

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Recent News

There’s a reason why Jennifer R. Cozart, MD is known as one of the leading cardiothoracic surgeons in Texas.
She is on the cutting edge of innovative surgical cardiac treatment and maintains excellent relationships with her patients and the wider community.

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Burgeoning Hybrid Atrial Fibrillation Program at THI Bolstered by FDA Approval of Innovative New EPi-Sense Treatment System

April 30, 2021

Dr. Jennifer Cozart Now Seeks to Further Expand THI’s Cutting-Edge Atrial Fibrillation Minimally Invasive Hybrid Treatment for Patients Suffering from the Common Cardiovascular Issue

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Details About Hybrid AF Therapy

May 1, 2021

If you have long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation, your doctor might recommend Hybrid AF Therapy.

Hybrid AF™ Therapy combines ablation lesions inside (endocardial RF) and outside (epicardial) of the heart to provide a more effective approach to treating Afib. Hybrid AF Therapy is used to treat long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation.


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Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm

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1101 Bates Ave, #P514
Houston, TX 77030


Fax 832-355-3700

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Trusted surgeon who cares deeply for her patients.

Trained with Dr. Denton Cooley and the world's best cardiac surgeons at Texas Heart Institute where she continues their legacy.

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