Jerome E. Granato, MD, MBA

Dr. Jerome Granato serves as System Vice President and Medical Director for the national cardiovascular service line of Catholic Health Initiatives where he coordinates services in twelve health systems across the country, including three medical schools. Dr. Granato is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association. Show full bio

Dr. Jerome E. Granato has actively practiced clinical and interventional cardiology for over 25 years.

During his career Dr. Granato has conducted basic cardiovascular research and numerous clinical trials. In recent years, he has developed a special interest in the application of industrial process improvement principles to healthcare-related problems. He was instrumental in developing new programs and methodologies related to patient safety.

An entertaining speaker, Dr. Granato has spoken extensively on interventional cardiology, myocardial reperfusion strategies, patient safety, eliminating hospital acquired infections and efficient health care delivery. As an accomplished author, Dr. Granato has numerous peer reviewed publications. His book, Living with Coronary Heart Disease, was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Dr. Granato has actively participated in professional activities at the local, state, and national level. He has been a member of the Board of Directors and the national Public Advocacy Committee of the American Heart Association. He has also served as the Western Pennsylvania representative to the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association, the national Board of Directors of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology and the Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.

Texas Heart Institute Positions



  • Undergraduate:

    Chemical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology (1975, Graduate High Honors)

  • Graduate:

    MBA, JL Kellogg School of Graduate Management at Northwestern University (2000)

  • Medical School:

    MD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1979)

  • Internship:

    Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Residency:

    Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Fellowships:

    Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia)
    Research Fellow of the American Heart Association, University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia)

Academic & Clinical Affiliations

  • Vice President, Catholic Health Initiatives
  • Medical Director, National Cardiovascular Service Line, Catholic Health Initiatives

Honors, Awards and Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology
  • Milton Fine Silver Award (2012)
  • National Board of Directors of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) (2010)
  • Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s Physicians Champion Award (2006)
  • Baxter Circle of Excellence Award (2008)
  • America’s Top Cardiologists
  • “Best Doctors in America” Cardiovascular Disease