Meet Dr. Jose Joglar
Arrhythmia Specialist in Dallas

Holder of the:
Elizabeth Thaxton and Ellis Batten Page Professorship in Cardiac Electrophysiology Research

Heart rhythm disorder specialist Jose Joglar, M.D., helps patients of all ages and with a variety of conditions set their heartbeats back on track.

The leader of the arrhythmia program at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Joglar is an expert at creating solutions for the most complex arrhythmias, also called heart rhythm disorders.

Arrhythmias occur because of malfunctions in the heart’s electrical system, and their causes aren’t always clear. But in many cases the treatments offered by Dr. Joglar and his team, such as placement of a pacemaker or defibrillator, or minimally invasive surgeries to cauterize the malfunctioning areas in the heart, can cure the problem completely.

“I’m particularly proud of the fact that we are able to take on very difficult cases and help people in our community who haven’t found good solutions elsewhere,” says Dr. Joglar.  

Dr. Joglar’s group offers arrhythmia interventions for patients who suffer from a wide range of conditions, including those with advanced heart failure and many others who previously wouldn’t have been a candidate for a pacemaker or defibrillator.

For instance, sometimes patients need a device but they have blockages in their blood vessels, which could prevent a successful intervention. Dr. Joglar’s team finds ways to help those people.

“We also participate in clinical trials of new devices, which means we can offer the latest technology,” Dr. Joglar says. “That also expands what we can do for patients with complex conditions.”

Dr. Joglar, who was named a D Magazine Best Doctor for Cardiac Electrophysiology in 2011, 2012, and 2014, says he originally fell in love with this field of medicine because he enjoyed the challenge of it. But today what he loves most is taking care of his patients.

“I talk to my patients from the heart,” he says. “I am always proud to offer my patients options and possibilities, no matter their condition. We make sure our patients always leave very happy.”