A vibrant environment

Dr. John Warner
Dr. John Warner

As President-Elect of the American Heart Association – as well as an interventional cardiologist at UT Southwestern and CEO of our University Hospitals – I was fortunate to attend the AHA Scientific Sessions last month in New Orleans, along with many of my colleagues from the Medical Center.

UT Southwestern is always well-represented at these AHA national meetings, oftentimes leading important discussions and making presentations of new discoveries. In many ways, our involvement reflects the depth of our research portfolio at UT Southwestern and the quality of care we deliver.

Several UTSW physicians were presenters this year, covering a range of activity from basic science all the way to clinical care. In the following pages, you’ll find overviews of their presentations, including ones from Dr. Joseph Hill, who is Editor-in-Chief of the preeminent national journal Circulation and Chief of our Cardiology Division, and Dr. Mark Drazner, who is our Clinical Chief of Cardiology.

It is clear from our widespread participation – and leadership roles in the field of cardiology – that UT Southwestern is a significant center for heart care, not just in North Texas but nationally and interna­tionally. For you as a referring physician, that means you can count on us to offer you and your patients the latest in scientific thought and care.

The true value of meetings such as the Scientific Sessions is that they offer a vibrant environment for people to exchange ideas, challenge conclusions, and develop innovations. Then we bring those advancements back to the scientific and clinical communities.

I hope you enjoy the overviews of the presentations made by UT Southwestern physicians at the Scientific Sessions. I know you’ll find them informative.

John Warner, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer, UT Southwestern University Hospitals
Professor of Internal Medicine
President-Elect, American Heart Association

Physician Referral Information

UT Southwestern welcomes referrals from providers seeking optimal care for heart patients. Physicians and offices can refer a patient with one easy call to the heart intake coordinator, a registered nurse who is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Same-day access is available for patients experiencing chest pain and chest discomfort. To refer a patient to any UT Southwestern clinic or for general inquiries, call Patient and Physician Referral Services at 214-645-8300.

Clinical Heart Center Patient Referrals

Phone: 855-240-0816
Fax: 214-645-7269

Questions or Comments

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Clinical Heart Center or the recent AHA Scientific Sessions, contact Dr. Mark Drazner, Clinical Chief of Cardiology, at mark.drazner@utsouthwestern.edu.

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