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Cardiology Division

U.S. News 2021-22 Nationally Ranked in Cardiology and Heart Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center is ranked as the best hospital in Texas for cardiology and heart surgery – and #11 in the nation – according to U.S. News & World Report.

The Division of Cardiology, directed by James de Lemos, M.D., includes a large group of nationally recognized faculty members with expertise in virtually all aspects of modern cardiovascular care and advanced research. The team includes specialists in the management of all forms of heart disease, predisposing risk factors, and complications. UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists treat approximately 600 patients every month.

Mission Statement

We are a diverse community of cardiologists, cardiovascular scientists, and allied health professionals committed to the advancement of knowledge in cardiovascular biology, the practice of equitable, state-of-the-art, patient-centered care, and the cultivation of the next generation of leaders in cardiology. We strive for excellence in all we do by promoting an environment of diversity and inclusion across our division and by fostering a culture of collaboration that recognizes the importance of individual well-being.

Patient Care
Patient Care

Our cardiologists collaborate with physicians and researchers from other divisions and departments as part of multidisciplinary teams to evaluate patients and perform complex procedures. This team approach to the treatment of cardiovascular disease promotes excellence in patient care in an environment ripe with innovation and research.

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Our Division has made many groundbreaking contributions to cardiac care, including Nobel Prize-winning work in cholesterol metabolism, which led to the development of statin drugs. More recently, the landmark Dallas Heart Study is transforming cardiovascular risk factor identification and management for physicians and leading to better care for patients.

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The Cardiology faculty have a diverse mix of clinical, translational, basic science, and educational interests, which contribute to a richly collaborative and intellectually vibrant environment. They provide cardiology services at three hospital systems with distinct populations and patterns of disease that contribute robust clinical material for research and education.

Meet Our Faculty

Fellowship Programs
Training & Education

Our fellowship programs offer tracks in combined clinical and research training in cardiology, postdoctoral fellowships in basic research, and advanced training in specialized clinical disciplines. The Division has a dedicated T32 training grant for cardiovascular research, and fellows also benefit from a large number of other institutional grant opportunities.

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Cardiology in the News


Contact Us

Divison of Cardiology
UT Southwestern Medicial Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX, 75390-9047

Phone: 214-648-1400, FAX: 214-648-1450

James deLemos, M.D.

James de Lemos, M.D.


Chief, Division of Cardiology