Sandeep Das, M.D., M.P.H.
When it comes to patient care, UT Southwestern Medical Center general cardiologist Sandeep Das, M.D., M.P.H., considers himself both a physician and an educator.
“I see one of my roles as being a translator between the medical evidence and my patients, to help them make better-informed decisions about their treatment,” says Dr. Das.
“It’s very challenging for patients to navigate the sea of information and conflicting claims about heart health without assistance,” he adds. “My goal is for all of my patients to understand what the evidence clearly shows are the risks and benefits regarding anything I recommend.”
Dr. Das is board certified and a Fellow of both the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. He is the Associate Chief Quality and Safety Officer at Dallas’s Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he also serves as the Medical Director for Acute Coronary Care and for the Cardiology Consult Service.
Dr. Das’s research activities and administrative roles focus on patient safety, outcomes, and care quality.
“Our goal is to always provide the highest-quality evidence-based care to our cardiology patients across the UT Southwestern system,” he says. “It’s about identifying the best ways to deliver the best patient outcomes and improve patient safety.”
Dr. Das’s national-level research also focuses on the process, quality, and outcomes of cardiovascular care. Locally, he is examining hospital care delivery; two recent studies have focused on understanding and improving patient adherence to medical therapy.