Joseph Hill, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Biology
James T. Willerson, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Diseases
Frank M. Ryburn, Jr, Chair in Heart Research
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Director, Harry Moss Heart Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dr. Hill is a cardiologist-scientist whose research focuses on molecular mechanisms of remodeling in the disease-stressed myocardium. He graduated with an MD, PhD from Duke University. Next, he pursued postdoctoral scientific training at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, followed by clinical training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hill served on the faculty of the University of Iowa for 5 years before moving in 2002 to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to assume the role of Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Harry S. Moss Heart Center.
Dr. Hill’s research group strives to decipher mechanisms of structural, functional, metabolic, and electrical remodeling in heart disease with an eye toward therapeutic intervention. Dr. Hill serves on numerous committees, boards, and study sections, and he lectures widely. In addition, he serves on several editorial boards, including Circulation Research: Senior Consulting Editor, American Journal of Physiology, Heart and Circulatory Physiology, and American Journal of Cardiology. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the textbook Muscle: Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease. He has received numerous recognitions and awards, including election to the Association of American Professors; he recently served as President of the Association of University Cardiologists and chair of the Academic Council of the American College of Cardiology. He received the 2018 Research Achievement Award from the International Society for Heart Research. Presently, he serves as Editor-in-Chief of Circulation. Dr. Hill maintains an active clinical practice focusing on general cardiology, heart failure, and hypertension.
About the James T. Willerson, MD, Cardiovascular Science Seminar Series
The James T. Willerson, MD, Cardiovascular Seminar Series is a multi‐institutional program organized by the Texas Heart Institute, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. This seminar series provides a unified forum for the cardiovascular research community within the Texas Medical Center to meet, and it connects us to outstanding scientists nationally and internationally.
The seminar is held Thursdays during the academic year (September – May) from 4:00-5:00 pm at the Texas Heart Institute in the Denton A. Cooley Auditorium. There is no cost to attend and the seminar is open to the public with a special focus toward postdoctoral fellows, scientists, researchers and physicians.