Top-Ranked Heart Team In Dallas

U.S. News & World Report ranked UT Southwestern the Best Hospital in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for two years in a row, with the only nationally ranked heart team in North Texas.

UT Southwestern physicians have particular expertise in diverse specialties, including:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cardiac Surgery
    • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery  
    • Minimally invasive heart valve surgery  
    • Surgical treatments for atrial fibrillation   
    • Traditional heart valve surgery
  • General Thoracic Surgery
  • Heart Failure, Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs), and Heart Transplant
  • Heart Rhythm Management-Arrhythmias
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Onco-Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Vascular Disease and Surgery

Increase your heart IQ

Log on to UT Southwestern’s interactive, research-based cardiology website and learn the latest information on how family, food, and fitness affect your heart health.

The site features:

  • The latest research on lifetime risk factors
  • A heart-healthy “diet cheat sheet”
  • Information on the importance of your waist-to-hip ratio
  • Research on the correlation between fitness and heart disease
  • And much more

Visit utsouthwestern.org/heartiq for more information.


Preventive Cardiology Program Team

Amit Khera, M.D., Director of Preventive Cardiology

An expert in cardiac risk assessment and risk factor modification, Dr. Khera has trained at some of the country’s most prestigious programs, including Harvard University and UT Southwestern.



Anand Rohatgi, M.D.

An advanced researcher on coronary artery disease and its associated conditions, Dr. Rohatgi has studied at Duke University, the University of Pennsylvania, and UT Southwestern.



Jarett Berry, M.D.

An expert on long-term cardiovascular risk estimation and magnetic resonance imaging of the carotid arteries, Dr. Berry trained at UT Southwestern and Northwestern University.


Valerie Gregory,
Nurse Practitioner

An experienced practitioner in the diagnosis and management of risk factors that contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease, Ms. Gregory has also taught nursing at two universities.


Susan Rodder,
Registered Dietitian

An expert in clinical nutrition, Ms. Rodder provides dietary counsel for high-risk cardiac patients. She also teaches graduate nutrition and physician assistant students at UT Southwestern.