Lauren Truby, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Division of Cardiology. She specializes in advanced heart failure and heart transplantation.

Dr. Truby earned her medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed internal medicine residency training at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She received advanced training through fellowships in cardiovascular disease at Duke University Medical Center and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology at UT Southwestern.

She also holds a master’s degree in biostatistics from Duke University.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, Dr. Truby joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2023.

Dr. Truby has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented her research at conferences across the globe. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Transplantation, and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

In 2021, Dr. Truby was named a Joseph C. Greenfield Scholar in Cardiology by Duke University. She is a current recipient of an American Heart Association Career Development Award and the Distinguished Researcher Award from the UT Southwestern President’s Research Council. She is also a UT Southwestern Dean’s Scholar in Clinical Research.

Personal Note

When not at work, Dr. Truby enjoys hiking, cycling, gardening, and spending time with her husband, Kyle, and their dog, Maggie.


Medical School
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (2015)
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)) (2018), Internal Medicine
Graduate School
Duke University School of Medicine (2022), Biostatistics
Duke University Medical Center (2022), Cardiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2023), Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Beyond Stage C: Considerations in the Management of Patients With Heart Failure Progression and Gaps in Evidence.
Carroll AM, Farr M, Russell SD, Schlendorf KH, Truby LK, Gilotra NA, Vader JM, Patel CB, Devore AD, J Card Fail 2023 May 29 5 818-831
Sex differences in heart failure: the evolving use of biomarkers.
Blumer V, Truby LK, Zieroth S, Eur J Heart Fail 2023 Apr 25 4 448-449
Donation after circulatory determination of death in heart transplant: impact on current and future allocation policy.
Hendren NS, Truby LK, Farr M, Curr Opin Cardiol 2023 Mar 38 2 124-129
Improved Outcomes in Severe Primary Graft Dysfunction After Heart Transplantation Following Donation After Circulatory Death Compared With Donation After Brain Death.
Ayer A, Truby LK, Schroder JN, Casalinova S, Green CL, Bishawi MA, Bryner BS, Milano CA, Patel CB, Devore AD, J Card Fail 2023 Jan 29 1 67-75
Protein biomarkers of cardiac remodeling and inflammation associated with HFpEF and incident events.
Regan JA, Truby LK, Tahir UA, Katz DH, Nguyen M, Kwee LC, Deng S, Wilson JG, Mentz RJ, Kraus WE, Hernandez AF, Gerszten RE, Peterson ED, Holman RR, Shah SH, Sci Rep 2022 Nov 12 1 20072
Residual mitral regurgitation in patients with left ventricular assist device support - An INTERMACS analysis.
Jain R, Truby LK, Topkara VK, J Heart Lung Transplant 2022 Nov 41 11 1638-1645
Donation After Circulatory Death in Heart Transplantation: History, Outcomes, Clinical Challenges, and Opportunities to Expand the Donor Pool.
Truby LK, Casalinova S, Patel CB, Agarwal R, Holley CL, Mentz RJ, Milano C, Bryner B, Schroder JN, Devore AD, J Card Fail 2022 Sep 28 9 1456-1463
Increased Opportunities for Transplantation for Women in the New Heart Allocation System.
Defilippis EM, Truby LK, Clerkin KJ, Donald E, Sinnenberg L, Varshney AS, Cogswell R, Kittleson MM, Haythe JH, Givertz MM, Hsich EM, Agarwal R, Topkara VK, Farr M, J Card Fail 2022 Jul 28 7 1149-1157
Cardiovascular risk stratification in the noncardiac solid organ transplant candidate.
Truby LK, Mentz RJ, Agarwal R, Curr Opin Organ Transplant 2022 Feb 27 1 22-28
Critically appraising the 2018 United Network for Organ Sharing donor allocation policy: adding life boats or rearranging the deck chairs?
Truby LK, Farr M, Topkara VK, Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 2022 Feb 35 1 42-47