Meet Dr. Joseph Hill
General Cardiologist in Dallas
- Holder of the:
- James T. Willerson, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Diseases
- Frank M. Ryburn Jr. Chair in Heart Research
More people than ever are living with varying degrees of heart failure. That makes effective intervention and treatment options critical.
As Chief of UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Division of Cardiology and Director of the Harry S. Moss Heart Center, general cardiologist Joseph Hill, M.D., Ph.D., has special expertise in evaluating and caring for patients with heart failure, high blood pressure (hypertension), and a range of other cardiovascular conditions.
“Once we determine the underlying cause of a person’s heart failure, we can treat it with evidence-based therapies that range from drugs to sophisticated devices – such as pacemakers and left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) – to heart transplantation,” he says.
Dr. Hill also works with his fellow physicians to evaluate and treat people with issues ranging from coronary artery disease to rhythm disorders and valve disease. He is proud of the expertise and experience UT Southwestern’s heart team offers patients.
“There are few places in the nation that really bring together the three key elements of what we do,” he says. “That is, we strive to provide outstanding care to our patients, to move the field forward by discovering and expanding our knowledge base, and to train subsequent generations of providers and investigators.”
Dr. Hill’s own research focus is molecular biology and heart-tissue regeneration, a strategy for treating conditions such as heart failure and cardiac hypertrophy on molecular and the cellular levels.
He’s happy to foster the success of both his team members and cardiologists in training.
“I’m proud of helping to put together an environment where others can flourish, grow, and make a difference in this field,” he says.
“Heart disease has been our society’s number-one killer for many years, so it is exhilarating to help make an impact that has the potential to be seen across a large group of people.”