Over the past 3 years, there has been a concerted effort to reorganize the Texas Heart Institute Professional Staff, whose members play a vital role in fulfilling the mission of the Institute. With the guidance of the Board of Trustees, I am proud to announce that the THI Professional Staff has now been completely reconstituted.
THI has now expanded its activities beyond research and education to include clinical care and this is embodied by the Texas Heart Medical Group (THMG). We believe this is a fundamental step that places THI along the path set forth by its founder 60 years ago.
The clinical excellence that is traditionally found in cardiovascular surgery, anesthesiology, and cardiology is now the brightest beacon of excellence in cardiovascular care in the Texas Medical Center. THI continues to break barriers in its research and education initiatives with deep expertise in innovative areas of translational research, clinical investigation, and medical education. The Next First continues to be the research priority at THI.
-Emerson C. Perin, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, Texas Heart Institute