Jeffrey Hastings, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Cardiology.

Dr. Hastings holds a bachelor's degree in physics and a master's degree in solid-state physics from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He then completed internal medicine residency training, a fellowship in cardiology, and a research fellowship in cardiology and exercise physiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease, Dr. Hastings joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2011. He currently serves as a cardiologist at the North Texas VA Health Care System in Dallas.


Texas Tech University (1997), Physics
Graduate School
Texas Tech University (1999), Physics
Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2003), Medicine

Research Interest

  • Astronaut physiology (arrhythmias in space, prevention of atrophy/deconditioning)
  • Atrial fibrillation in athletes
  • Heart failure (CRT, modification of metabolism, diastolic dysfunction)
  • Peripheral arterial disease and exercise

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Alumnus
    Texas Tech University, Physics Department (2011)
  • First Place Fellows Clinical Section
    Northwestern Young Investigator's Forum (2010)
  • JoAnn McWhorter Award
    Cardiology peer nominated (2010)
  • First Place, Clinical Section
    UT Southwestern Research Symposium (2009)
  • First Place, Clinical Section
    UT Southwestern Research Symposium (2008)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
    American Heart Association, Outstanding Applicant Award (2005)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology (2005)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (2005)
  • American Heart Association (2005)