Best of 2021 Stories

Texas Heart Medical Group Names New President

A new chapter in THI’s dramatic story.

“With the launch of the Texas Heart Medical Group, THI ushered in a dynamic new era as it enters the clinical care arena,” stated Texas Heart Institute Board Chair Eric D. Wade. He added, “The Texas Heart Medical Group will tap into THI’s long-standing and relentless pursuit of excellence that began with the historic breakthroughs under Dr. Cooley’s leadership and vision. I am confident in saying that he would be proud of and excited for this new chapter in THI’s dramatic story.”

When Denton A. Cooley, MD, established the Texas Heart Institute nearly 60 years ago, his mission was simultaneously simple and bold: namely, to reduce the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease through innovative programs in research, education, and improved patient care. THI’s mission statement has evolved—now to deliver the future of cardiovascular health through exceptional patient care, discovery, and a commitment to learning—but the focus on excellence in cardiovascular care remains unchanged.

Launched on October 1, 2020, the Texas Heart Medical Group (THMG) continues to exemplify Dr. Cooley’s original vision as the clinical practice specializes in cardiovascular care, with the singular mission to provide the highest-quality medical care in a sophisticated, welcoming, patient-oriented atmosphere.

This year Eduardo Hernandez-Vila, MD was named President of the Texas Heart Medical Group. A practicing cardiologist since 2000, Dr. Hernandez specializes in coronary and peripheral arterial disease – as well as venous disease – focusing on both medical and interventional management.

“Dr. Hernandez is widely respected by his peers, his patients, and the broader cardiology community in equal measure,” stated Texas Heart Institute President and CEO Joseph G. Rogers, MD. Dr. Rogers added, “I look forward to Dr. Hernandez’s leadership as the group expands to provide outstanding, patient-centered care in convenient locations for our community.”

The practice serves as a home base for twelve outstanding cardiologists who are leaders in general and preventative cardiology, cardiac imaging, interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular disease, electrophysiology, and heart failure. Together, the Texas Heart Medical Group’s physicians embody the totality of the Texas Heart Institute as a fully integrated clinical cardiology practice encompassing the areas of education, research, and direct patient care.

The Texas Heart Medical Group will move its offices to a newly renovated suite in the historic St. Luke’s Medical Tower in the Fall of 2022


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