John Warner, M.D.

VP & Chief Executive Officer


Endowed Title: Audre and Bernard Rapoport Chair in Cardiovascular Research; Jim and Norma Smith Distinguished Chair for Interventional Cardiology

Department: Office of EVP Health System Affairs, Internal Medicine


Dr. Warner is an interventional cardiologist whose clinical interests include coronary artery disease, complex valvular heart disease, adult congenital heart disease and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He serves as medical director of the UT Southwestern University Hospital Heart, Lung and Vascular Center and directs the Clinical Cardiac Catheterization Services at UT Southwestern’s Affiliated Hospitals.


Medical School Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (1992)
Internship UT Southwestern Medical Center (1993), Internal Medicine
Residency UT Southwestern Medical Center (1996), Internal Medicine
Fellowship Duke University Medical Center (2000), Cardiology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Valve Disease, Stenosis, Regurgitation

Research Interests

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Advanced cardiac imaging
  • Coronary angioplasty and stenting
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy


  • Guidant Interventional Cardiology Fellow
  • Walter l. Floyd Endowed Cardiology Fellowship
    Outstanding Cardiology Fellow, Duke University (1999)
  • Roy Willingham Health Professions Award
    Oustanding Pre-med Student, Abilene Christian University (1987)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Heart Association
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology