Eduardo Hernandez-Vila, MD

Dr. Hernandez is the President of the Texas Heart Medical Group and serves on the Medical Executive Committee of the Texas Heart Institute overseeing the Professional Staff. He is involved in progressive clinical research, participating in numerous clinical trials in both coronary and peripheral vascular disease, antiplatelet therapy, and antithrombotic therapy. Show full bio

Dr. Eduardo Hernandez has been a practicing cardiologist since 2000.  He completed his medical training at the University of Puerto Rico.  He then completed internship and residency training at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, followed by fellowships in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology and Advanced Peripheral Vascular interventions at Baylor College of Medicine’s St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital / Texas Heart Institute where he was elected to serve as the chief fellow.

In his clinical practice, he specializes in coronary and peripheral arterial disease – as well as venous disease – focusing on both medical and interventional management and he is the current Medical Director at the Diagnostic Heart Center of St. Luke’s.

Dr. Hernandez has been recognized by numerous national organizations since graduating from his fellowship including Texas Monthly, Bridges to Excellence, the Heart/Stroke Recognition Program, and the Patient’s Choice Award.

He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, active member of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists, and past President of the Texas Heart Cardiac Society.


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Texas Heart Institute Positions


  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology


  • Undergraduate:

    University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

  • Medical School:

    University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • Internship:

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • Residency:

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • Fellowships:

    St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital/Texas Heart Institute
    Cardiology/Interventional Cardiology and Advanced Peripheral Interventions

Academic & Clinical Affiliations

  • Texas Heart Medical Group
  • Diagnostic Heart Center of St. Luke’s
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Methodist Hospital
  • Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Hospital
  • Editorial Board, Austin Journal of Women’s Health
  • Peer Review Board, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

Honors, Awards and Memberships


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