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Daniel Lincoln Beckles

Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
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About

Dr. Beckles obtained his BS and MS in biochemistry and chemistry respectively, from Stony Brook University in New York. He obtained his MD degree from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and stayed there for his general surgery residency and completed a PhD degree in Cardiovascular Molecular and Cell Biology.

He completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship at the Brigham and Women's Hospital-Harvard Medical School. He held positions as Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Director of Minimally Invasive Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch and Co-Director of Heart and Lung Transplant Services in Galveston/Houston and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the first Herman and Olive Pascarella Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Research at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn New York City.

He is double boarded by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, American Society of Transplantation, International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the Association of Academic Surgeons and the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons.

His clinical interests and expertise are in high risk cardiothoracic surgery including heart transplantation, minimally invasive surgery and ventricular assist devices, critical care and translational research. He received Top Doctor and Super Doctor Awards from Texas Monthly Magazine, Houstonia Magazine and Castle Connolly in Houston and New York City. He has won numerous Excellence in teaching awards, the Golden Apple teaching award, the Hugh J. Carroll Teaching Award and UTMB Surgery Resident Teaching Award. He has numerous clinical and basic sciences peer-reviewed publications, co-author in textbook chapters and 2 US Patents.

He is a member and President elect of the Board of Managers for SUNY Downstate Medical School Alumni Association and Chief Medical Officer for the Trinbago Progressive Association and its international Medical Mission Trips. He is joined by his wife, Kassie, and 3 sons ages 10, 14, and 16 who are outstanding tennis players.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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FirstCare - Access PPO
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FirstCare - Advantage Dual SNP
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FirstCare - CHIP
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FirstCare - CHIP Perinate
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FirstCare - Select HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus PPO
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FirstCare - STAR
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of New York-Downstate Med Ctr (1997)
  • Internship: General Surgery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1998)
  • Residency: General Surgery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center (2004)
  • Residency: Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2007)
  • Fellowship: Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Womens Hospital (2008)
Certifications
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery/Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery/General Surgery
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare.As part of that vision, Baylor Scott &White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies(collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of May 11, 2020, Daniel Lincoln Beckles disclosed the following outside relationships with Industry:

VendorDescription
chf solutions, IncConsulting
CHF Solutions, IncConsulting

Consulting: Service to a company (including as member of an advisory board) to give advice and expertise on a particular medical product, treatment or disease state, typically provided under a written agreement and in response to a particular business need

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