Dr. Anand Rohatgi grew up in Kenner, LA, a suburb of New Orleans (N’ Awlins). He went to Jesuit High School (Go Blue Jays!) and went on to Duke University (go Blue Devils!) where he obtained his B.S. in Biology in 1997 and his medical degree in 2002. He went on the University of Pennsylvania for Internal Medicine residency and then to UT Southwestern in 2005 for his cardiology fellowship.  He did a research year in epidemiology under James de Lemos, MD, and then joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2008.

Dr. Rohatgi is a Preventive Cardiologist and sees patients at risk for heart disease as well as those with premature ASCVD, family history, or abnormal testing suggesting increased ASCVD risk.  He also interprets echocardiograms and rounds on inpatient CCU and consultative services.  He is currently the Director of Academic Development, supervising the scholarly, non-clinical phase of fellowship, the clinical cardiology T32 program, and advising junior faculty in academic development. Dr. Rohatgi was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015 and has been supported by funding from the NHLBI, the AHA, and industry to support his endeavors.

Outside of his professional duties, Dr. Rohatgi loves spending time with his wife, Dr. Susan Matulevicius, also a cardiologist at UT Southwestern, his two boys, two dogs, guinea pig, and bird! He loves playing tennis, running, hiking, spending time in rural East Texas, and doing RV trips! He is a die-hard Duke Blue devil fan and New Orleans Saints fan. His favorite food is any type of seafood, especially crawfish, as well as Thai and Korean food.


Medical School
Duke University School of Medicine (2002)
University of Pennsylvania Health System (2005), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008), Cardiology

Research Interest

  • Biomarkers for Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Disease
  • High-density Lipoprotein
  • Inflammation and Atherosclerosis


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

HDL and Reverse Cholesterol Transport Biomarkers.
Riggs KA, Rohatgi A, Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2019 Jan-Mar 15 1 39-46
Reverse Cholesterol Transport and Atherosclerosis.
Rohatgi A, Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol. 2019 Jan 39 1 2-4
Is RCT (Reverse Cholesterol Transport) Ready for an RCT (Randomized Controlled Trial)?
Nambi V, Rohatgi A, Bhatt DL J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2018 Dec 72 25 3270-3273
Long-Term Association of Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol With Cardiovascular Mortality in Individuals at Low 10-Year Risk of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease.
Abdullah SM, Defina LF, Leonard D, Barlow CE, Radford NB, Willis BL, Rohatgi A, McGuire DK, de Lemos JA, Grundy SM, Berry JD, Khera A Circulation 2018 Nov 138 21 2315-2325
JCL roundtable: High-density lipoprotein function and reverse cholesterol transport.
Cuchel M, Rohatgi A, Sacks FM, Guyton JR, J Clin Lipidol 2018 Sep - Oct 12 5 1086-1094
Impaired Renal Function on Cholesterol Efflux Capacity, HDL Particle Number, and Cardiovascular Events.
Chindhy S, Joshi P, Khera A, Ayers CR, Hedayati SS, Rohatgi A J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2018 Aug 72 6 698-700
Effects of Increasing Exercise Intensity and Dose on Multiple Measures of HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) Function.
Sarzynski MA, Ruiz-Ramie JJ, Barber JL, Slentz CA, Apolzan JW, McGarrah RW, Harris MN, Church TS, Borja MS, He Y, Oda MN, Martin CK, Kraus WE, Rohatgi A Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol. 2018 Feb
Examining the paradox of high high-density lipoprotein and elevated cardiovascular risk.
Singh K, Rohatgi A, J Thorac Dis 2018 Jan 10 1 109-112
Association of the serum myeloperoxidase/high-density lipoprotein particle ratio and incident cardiovascular events in a multi-ethnic population: Observations from the Dallas Heart Study.
Khine HW, Teiber JF, Haley RW, Khera A, Ayers CR, Rohatgi A Atherosclerosis 2017 Jun 263 156-162


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Honors & Awards

  • Discovery Grant Awardee
    American Heart Association Institute of Precision Medicine (2015)
  • Young Investigator Award
    American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin (2010)
  • Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Travel Award for Young Investigators
  • Finalist - Cardiovascular Young Investigator?s Forum
    Northwestern University (2008)
  • Outstanding Resident Teaching Award

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Preventive Cardiology (2019)
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • National Lipid Association
  • Texas Medical Association