Bravein Amalakuhan, MD, FCCP

Medical Director, Methodist Hospital Texsan ICU
Medical Director, Methodist Hospital Metropolitan ICU

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care


Pulmonary Diseases, The University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio, TX
Critical Care Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio, TX
Cardiovascular Surgical Critical Care: Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD


University of Pittsburg Medical Center-Pinnacle Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA


Undergraduate – University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Medical School – St George’s University School of Medicine, St. George’s, Grenada, West Indies

Areas of Expertise

Pulmonary Care
Critical Care
Cardiovascular Surgical Critical Care
Quality Improvement

Health Insurance

All of our providers accept all major health insurances including PPOs, Tricare, Medicare & Medicaid. We will work with you to understand your insurance policy and file claims on your behalf.


Complete our new patient forms and present them to our staff when you arrive. In addition, please bring a list of your medications, a picture ID and your insurance card(s).

New patient packet – English >

Notice of privacy – English >

New patient packet – Spanish >

Notice of privacy – Spanish >


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