The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care to Host Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine Students Through New Affiliation Agreement
Houston (July 27, 2023) — The University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine and The Texas Heart Institute (THI) are proud to announce a new affiliation agreement that allows Fertitta Family College of Medicine students to participate in a clinical rotation at The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care.
During the rotations, students will work closely with the Institute’s cardiologists to gain exposure to inpatient and outpatient clinical cardiology.
“Students will have the chance to develop their skills in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular conditions and will be taught by outstanding clinical educators,” said Dr. Joseph G. Rogers, President and CEO of The Texas Heart Institute and heart failure specialist at The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care.
The main goals of the rotation include exposing students to progressive clinical care where they will gain a deep understanding of the etiology, pathophysiology and management of cardiovascular disease from prevention to the most contemporary treatments available today.
“We are honored to launch this new affiliation with Fertitta Family College of Medicine,” said Dr. Jorge Escobar, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education at The Texas Heart Institute. With new advances in diagnostic imaging, bedside testing, and clinical trials coupled with the complex care we provide to our patients, the rotation will be an impactful experience for the students.”
The affiliation agreement between the Fertitta Family College of Medicine and The Texas Heart Institute will provide invaluable hands-on experience for future physicians and contribute to the advancement of cardiovascular medicine.
“This partnership will enable our medical students to progress our social mission of improving health in the Greater Houston area, Texas and beyond,” said Dr. Donald Briscoe, Associate Dean for Medical Education and Clinical Associate Professor at the Fertitta Family College of Medicine. The clinical rotation at The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care will not only expose our students to state-of-the-art clinical cardiology, but will also help them become compassionate, competent physicians, ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow’s health care.”
About The Texas Heart Institute® Center for Cardiovascular Care
Since its inception in 1962, The Texas Heart Institute has provided exceptional care to patients worldwide. The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care is its clinical practice specializing in cardiovascular care in a sophisticated, welcoming, patient-centric atmosphere. Fully integrated with The Texas Heart Institute’s research and education arms, The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care attracts local, regional, and international patients seeking excellent cardiovascular care and cardiologists and heart surgeons looking for expert opinions for their most challenging cases. Texasheartmedical.org
About The Texas Heart Institute®
The Texas Heart Institute is an independent, nonprofit organization that is improving cardiovascular health through trailblazing research, thought leadership, education, and patient care. Located within the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, and founded in 1962 by renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley, The Texas Heart Institute performed the first successful heart transplant and total artificial heart implant in the United States. Since then, our physicians and surgeons have remained recognized as worldwide leaders in diagnosing and treating even the most complex cardiovascular conditions. Research programs at The Texas Heart Institute continue pushing cardiovascular science’s boundaries by translating laboratory discovery into patient care. The Texas Heart Institute has been ranked among the top cardiovascular centers in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for over 30 years. www.texasheart.org @texasheartinstitute
About The University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine
The University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine is the City of Houston’s first medical school in 50 years. The UH Board of Regents voted to establish it in 2017 and the Texas Legislature authorized the plan in 2019. The inaugural class of 30 students started in 2020.
The Fertitta Family College of Medicine is built on an important social mission – to improve the overall health and health care of Greater Houston, Texas and beyond. The College of Medicine focuses on educating a diverse group of physicians with a deep understanding of the social determinants of health and a commitment to provide high quality, affordable health care to patients in Texas communities.
For more information about the program, please contact:
Donald Briscoe, MD FAAFP
Associate Dean for Medical Education
Fertitta Family College of Medicine
University of Houston
Keri Sprung, MBA
Vice President for Education
The Texas Heart Institute
For more information about The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care, please contact:
Interim VP of Marketing & Strategic Communications
The Texas Heart Institute
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