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Joseph Rogers, MD

Faculty Member Board Certification Review Faculty

President and CEO
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, TX

Dr. Rogers is the President and CEO of the Texas Heart Institute. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and attended medical school at the University of Nebraska.  He performed his Internal Medicine residency at Nebraska prior to research and clinical cardiology training at Washington University in St. Louis.  Following his fellowship he remained on faculty at Washington University for 10 years prior to moving to Duke.  Dr. Rogers’ clinical practice and research initiatives are focused on advanced heart failure. He served as the medical director of the cardiac transplant and mechanical circulatory support programs at Washington University and Duke. His research interests are focused on the clinical application of mechanical circulatory support devices, heart transplantation, and palliative care in advanced heart failure. 

He has authored more than 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology Heart Failure, New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Dr. Rogers has served in several institutional leadership roles and is the immediate past- president of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.  He also was Chair of the UNOS Thoracic Committee during the 2018 modification to US heart allocation policy.