Robert Paisley, MD

Dr. Robert Paisley is an accomplished physician, researcher, and entrepreneur with extensive experience in cardiac electrophysiology and general cardiology.  Show full bio

Dr. Paisley graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in History, where he was recognized for his academic achievements by being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, a prestigious national academic honors society.

He completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease and subspecialty fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at The Texas Heart Institute and Baylor College of Medicine after earning his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and internal medicine training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine.

Following medical school, Dr. Paisley began his military career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. and volunteered for a combat deployment as the Battalion Surgeon for 3-509th Infantry (Airborne) at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Dr. Paisley’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star for meritorious service while deployed to Afghanistan, the Army Commendation Medal, the Combat Medical Badge, the Parachutist Badge and the Royal Thai Army Parachutist Badge.

Dr. Paisley is committed to using his expertise in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiology to improve the lives of his patients and contribute to ongoing research in the field. His military background has taught him to be resilient and adaptable, qualities that he brings with him to his medical practice.

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Texas Heart Institute Positions


  • Undergraduate:

    Texas A&M University

  • Medical School:

    University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston

  • Residency:

    Baylor College of Medicine

  • Fellowships:

    The Texas Heart Institute and Baylor College of Medicine, General Cardiology
    The Texas Heart Institute and Baylor College of Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship


Segar, M. W., Zhang, A., Paisley, R. D. et al. (2023). Risk stratification in patients who underwent percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion. Am J Cardiol 200, 50–56.
Paisley, R. D., Tan, M. C., Razavi, M. et al. (2022). Iatrogenic macroreentry arising after transseptal puncture: A case series. HeartRhythm Case Rep 8, 270–274.
Angelini, P., Muthupillai, R., Cheong, B. et al. (2020). We have plenty of reasons to propose new, updated policies for preventing sudden cardiac death in young athletes. J Am Heart Assoc 9, e014368.
Mitchell, J. D., Fergestrom, N., Gage, B. F. et al. (2018). Impact of statins on cardiovascular outcomes following coronary artery calcium scoring. J Am Coll Cardiol 72, 3233–3242.
Mitchell, J. D., Paisley, R., Moon, P. et al. (2017). Coronary artery calcium and long-term risk of death, myocardial infarction, and stroke: The Walter Reed Cohort Study. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging.
Paisley, R. D. (2015). Nutritional and sports supplement use among deployed U.S. Army soldiers in a remote, austere combat outpost in eastern Afghanistan. Mil Med 180, 391–401.
Shah, N. R., Bieniarz, M. C., Basra, S. S. et al. (2013). Serum biomarkers in severe refractory cardiogenic shock. JACC Heart Fail 1, 200–206.
Paisley, R. D., Blaylock, J. and Hartzell, J. D. (2012). Whooping cough in adults: an update on a reemerging infection. Am J Med 125, 141–143.
Paisley, R. D., Arora, H. S., Nazeri, A. et al. (2009). Migraine and vasodepressor syncope in a large family. Tex Heart Inst J 36, 468–469

Recent News

Cardiac Electrophysiologist Dr. Robert Paisley Joins The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care

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