Nicholas Hendren, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of the Division of Cardiology. He specializes in myocarditis, advanced heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and heart transplant.

Originally from West Allis, Wisconsin, Dr. Hendren holds a bachelor's degree in medical microbiology, immunology, and zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also earned his medical degree. He completed a residency in internal medicine, a fellowship in cardiovascular disease, and a fellowship in advanced heart failure and transplant, at UT Southwestern. where he was Chief Fellow. 

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease, Dr. Hendren joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022.

Dr. Hendren is a member of the Heart Failure Society of America, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association.

Dr. Hendren has delivered several presentations, contributed to the book Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery, and published numerous academic articles related to his areas of expertise. He also serves as a reviewer for the journal Circulation.

Personal Note

Outside of medicine, Dr. Hendren enjoys exploring national parks, watching baseball, and being a parent.


Medical School
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (2015)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2018), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2021), Cardiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2022), Heart Failure/cardiac Transplant

Research Interest

  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Echocardiography


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The Cost of Return to Play Protocols in Collegiate Athletes Recovering from Coronavirus Disease 2019.
Macnamara JP, McCoy CW, Hendren NS, Tietze DC, Milburn NK, Dabas N, Mitrani RD, Goldberger JJ, Kirk KM, Shah JP, Best TM, Levine BD, Med Sci Sports Exerc 2022 Jul 54 7 1051-1057
New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19: Results From the American Heart Association COVID-19 Cardiovascular Registry.
Rosenblatt AG, Ayers CR, Rao A, Howell SJ, Hendren NS, Zadikany RH, Ebinger JE, Daniels JD, Link MS, de Lemos JA, Das SR, Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2022 05 15 5 e010666
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibition, uric acid, and heart failure: correlation without causation?
Carter S, Hendren NS, Grodin JL, Eur J Heart Fail 2022 Apr
Prevalence, Characteristics, and Outcomes of COVID-19-Associated Acute Myocarditis.
Ammirati E, Lupi L, Palazzini M, Hendren NS, Grodin JL, Cannistraci CV, Schmidt M, Hekimian G, Peretto G, Bochaton T, Hayek A, Piriou N, Leonardi S, Guida S, Turco A, Sala S, Uribarri A, Van de Heyning CM, Mapelli M, Campodonico J, Pedrotti P, Barrionuevo Sánchez MI, Ariza Sole A, Marini M, Matassini MV, Vourc'h M, Cannatà A, Bromage DI, Briguglia D, Salamanca J, Diez-Villanueva P, Lehtonen J, Huang F, Russel S, Soriano F, Turrini F, Cipriani M, Bramerio M, Di Pasquale M, Grosu A, Senni M, Farina D, Agostoni P, Rizzo S, De Gaspari M, Marzo F, Duran JM, Adler ED, Giannattasio C, Basso C, McDonagh T, Kerneis M, Combes A, Camici PG, de Lemos JA, Metra M, Circulation 2022 04 145 15 1123-1139
Phenomapping a Novel Classification System for Patients With Destination Therapy Left Ventricular Assist Devices.
Hendren NS, Segar MW, Zhong L, Michelis KC, Drazner MH, Young JB, Tang WHW, Pandey A, Grodin JL, Am J Cardiol 2022 02 164 93-99
Response by Hendren et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Association of Body Mass Index and Age With Morbidity and Mortality in Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19: Results From the American Heart Association COVID-19 Cardiovascular Disease Registry".
Hendren NS, de Lemos JA, Grodin JL, Circulation 2021 07 144 1 e8-e9

Honors & Awards

  • Chief Fellow
    UT Southwestern Cardiology Fellowship (2021)
  • Community Services Award
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (2013)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • Heart Failure Society of America