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

Sex-Based Differences in Cardiometabolic Biomarkers.
Lew J, Sanghavi M, Ayers CR, McGuire DK, Omland T, Atzler D, Gore MO, Neeland I, Berry JD, Khera A, Rohatgi A, de Lemos JA Circulation 2017 Feb 135 6 544-555
The association between HDL particle concentration and incident metabolic syndrome in the multi-ethnic Dallas Heart Study.
Mani P, Ren HY, Neeland IJ, McGuire DK, Ayers CR, Khera A, Rohatgi A Diabetes Metab Syndr 2016 Dec
Modulating cholesterol efflux capacity to improve cardiovascular disease.
Brownell N, Rohatgi A, Curr. Opin. Lipidol. 2016 08 27 4 398-407
Beyond Coronary Calcification, Family History, and C-Reactive Protein: Cholesterol Efflux Capacity and Cardiovascular Risk Prediction.
Mody P, Joshi PH, Khera A, Ayers CR, Rohatgi A J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2016 May 67 21 2480-7
HDL Cholesterol Efflux Capacity: Cardiovascular Risk Factor and Potential Therapeutic Target.
Bhatt A, Rohatgi A, Curr Atheroscler Rep 2016 Jan 18 1 2
Cholesterol Efflux Capacity as a Therapeutic Target: Rationale and Clinical Implications.
Rohatgi A, Grundy SM J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2015 Nov 66 20 2211-3
High-Density Lipoprotein Function Measurement in Human Studies: Focus on Cholesterol Efflux Capacity.
Rohatgi A, Prog Cardiovasc Dis 2015 Jul-Aug 58 1 32-40
Relation of Black Race Between High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Content, High Density Lipoprotein Particles and Coronary Events (from the Dallas Heart Study).
Chandra A, Neeland IJ, Das SR, Khera A, Turer AT, Ayers CR, McGuire DK, Rohatgi A Am. J. Cardiol. 2015 Jan
Association of troponin T detected with a highly sensitive assay and cardiac structure and mortality risk in the general population
James A. de Lemos, Mark H. Drazner, Tom Omland, Colby R. Ayers, Amit Khera, Anand Rohatgi, I. Hashim, Jarett D. Berry, Sandeep R. Das, David A. Morrow, Darren K. McGuire Journal of the American Medical Association Winter 2010 304(22) 2503-2512
Assessing clinical utility of carotid intima-media thickness on the basis of reclassification
Anand Rohatgi, Jarett D. Berry Journal of the American College of Cardiology Fall 2010 56(13) 1068-1069


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

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