Our People

Texas Heart Institute (THI), founded by world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Denton A. Cooley in 1962, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering the future of cardiovascular health through exceptional patient care, discovery, and a commitment to learning. Meet the people who support the Texas Heart Institute and have committed themselves to making The Next First in Cardiovascular Discovery. Their work will take us a step closer to realizing our mission.

Administration & Leadership

Texas Heart Institute is lead by functional leaders as well as our Board of Trustees, who volunteer their leadership and time to the Institute

Texas Heart Medical Group

The Texas Heart Medical Group physicians specialize in all areas of cardiac care and peripheral vascular disease. Our doctors are board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases and hold faculty appointments at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

Professional Staff

Our Professional Staff consists of cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, pathologists, scientists and specialists who support our critical work.

Research Program Directors

Learn more about the Directors that provide leadership and guidance to our various research departments at Texas Heart Institute.

Education Program Directors

The Program Directors for our numerous education initiatives are responsible for the implementation and management of these critical efforts that fulfill a component of our mission.


Texas Heart Institute Bud Frazier

Meet the employees of Texas Heart Institute who work tirelessly each and every day in pursuit of our mission to eradicate cardiovascular disease.

Fellows & Trainees

Meet the Texas Heart Institute fellows who are training to become the next generation of leaders in the cardiovascular field.