Justin Grodin, M.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Cardiology Department. His clinical interests include end-stage heart failure, restrictive cardiomyopathies, hereditary cardiomyopathies, and hypertropic cardiomyopathies.

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Dr. Grodin holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern, where he also completed internal medicine residency training. He performed two fellowships at the Cleveland Clinic, one in cardiovascular disease and one in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. Dr. Grodin also holds a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, and by the National Board of Echocardiography, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2016.

Dr. Grodin's research interests include heart failure, the treatment of acute heart failure, cardiorenal syndrome, and metabolic and hemodynamic biomarkers of heart failure.

Dr. Grodin has numerous peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals. He serves as Co-Section Editor for the Current Heart Failure Reports’ “Biomarkers of Heart Failure” and as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Cardiac Failure, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Journal, Circulation: Heart Failure, and reviews abstracts for the American College of Cardiology. 

He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the Heart Failure Society of America, and the Texas Medical Association.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2009)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2012), Internal Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2015), Cardiovascular Disease
Other Post Graduate Training
Harvard School of Public Health (2015)
Graduate School
Harvard School of Public Health (2015)
Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2016), Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology

Research Interest

  • Acute Heart Failure
  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Cardiac Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Cardiorenal Physiology
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure Epidemiology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Trends and causes of hospitalizations in patients with amyloidosis.
Patil N, Arora S, Qamar A, Strassle PD, Alexander KM, Fatima A, Maurer MS, Grodin JL, Pandey A, Amyloid 2019 Jun 1-2
Association of Galectin-3 with Diabetes Mellitus in the Dallas Heart Study.
Vora A, de Lemos JA, Ayers C, Grodin JL, Lingvay I, J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2019 Jun
Implications of Perceived Dyspnea and Global Well-Being Measured by Visual Assessment Scales During Treatment for Acute Decompensated Heart Failure.
Hendren NS, Drazner MH, Pandey A, Tang WHW, Grodin JL, Am. J. Cardiol. 2019 May
Identifying a low-flow phenotype in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: a secondary analysis of the RELAX trial.
Patel KV, Mauricio R, Grodin JL, Ayers C, Fonarow GC, Berry JD, Pandey A, ESC Heart Fail 2019 Apr
Generalizability and Implications of the H2FPEF Score in a Cohort of Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction.
Segar MW, Patel KV, Berry JD, Grodin JL, Pandey A, Circulation 2019 Apr 139 15 1851-1853
Prognostic Implications of Changes in Amino-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Insights from ASCEND-HF.
Grodin JL, Liebo MJ, Butler J, Metra M, Felker GM, Hernandez AF, Voors AA, McMurray JJ, Armstrong PW, O'Connor C, Starling RC, Troughton RW, Wilson Tang WH, J. Card. Fail. 2019 Apr
Temporal association between hospitalization event and subsequent risk of mortality among patients with stable chronic heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: insights from the TOPCAT trial.
Pandey A, Patel KV, Ayers C, Tang WHW, Fang JC, Drazner MH, Berry J, Grodin JL, Eur. J. Heart Fail. 2019 Apr
Delayed febrile response with bloodstream infections in patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices.
Wrobel CA, Drazner MH, Ayers CR, Pham DD, La Hoz RM, Grodin JL, Garg S, Mammen PPA, Morlend RM, Araj F, Amin AA, Cornwell WK, Thibodeau JT J. Investig. Med. 2019 Mar 67 3 653-658
High-sensitivity troponin T, NT-proBNP and glomerular filtration rate: A multimarker strategy for risk stratification in chronic heart failure.
Aimo A, Januzzi JL, Vergaro G, Ripoli A, Latini R, Masson S, Magnoli M, Anand IS, Cohn JN, Tavazzi L, Tognoni G, Gravning J, Ueland T, Nymo SH, Rocca HB, Bayes-Genis A, Lupón J, de Boer RA, Yoshihisa A, Takeishi Y, Egstrup M, Gustafsson I, Gaggin HK, Eggers KM, Huber K, Tentzeris I, Wilson Tang WH, Grodin JL, Passino C, Emdin M Int. J. Cardiol. 2019 Feb 277 166-172
Prognostic implications of plasma volume status estimates in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: insights from TOPCAT.
Grodin JL, Philips S, Mullens W, Nijst P, Martens P, Fang JC, Drazner MH, Tang WHW, Pandey A Eur. J. Heart Fail. 2019 Feb


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Preventive Strategies for Other Cardiovascular Diseases: Prevension of Heart Failure. In Cardiology: An Illustrated Textbook

Chatterjee (2016). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers

Hypertension and Cardiomyopathies. In Case Files in Cardiology

Faulx and Toy. (2015). McGraw-Hill Education

Honors & Awards

  • The Lower Clinical Award, Cleveland Clinic
  • “Best Fellow In-Training Poster” at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions
  • Gus P. Karos Foundation Scholarship, Cleveland Clinic
  • Best Published Paper, UT Southwestern Internal Medicine Residency

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation