Elizabeth Ashley Hardin, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Cardiology. She practices at the University Hospital Heart and Lung Clinic, William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, and Parkland Hospital.

Dr. Hardin holds dual undergraduate degrees in biology and genetics from Texas A&M University in College Station. She earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of California-San Francisco and received advanced training in cardiovascular disease through a fellowship at UT Southwestern, where she was Chief Cardiology Fellow. She completed an additional fellowship in advanced heart failure, transplant cardiology, and LVAD surgery, also at UT Southwestern.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease, Dr. Hardin joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2018. She is a member of the advanced heart failure/transplant team and the pulmonary hypertension team.

Dr. Hardin has delivered numerous regional and national presentations and published several academic articles.

Dr. Hardin is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant, and the Heart Failure Society of America, where she serves on the Annual Scientific Program Committee.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2010)
University of California, San Francisco (2011), Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco (2013), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2017), Cardiovascular Disease
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2018), Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology

Research Interest

  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension in Advanced Heart Failure


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Prognostic Value of Echocardiographic Variables Before and After Initiation of Parenteral Prostacyclin Therapy: An Observational Study.
Shah T, Manthena P, Patel C, Chuah A, Hardin EA, Torres F, Bartolome SD, Chin KM, Chest 2022 Apr
Identifying Discordance of Right- and Left-Ventricular Filling Pressures in Patients with Heart Failure by the Clinical Examination.
Pham D, Drazner MH, Ayers CR, Grodin JL, Hardin EA, Garg S, Mammen PPA, Amin A, Araj FG, Morlend RM, Thibodeau JT, Circ Heart Fail 2021 Sep
Letter by Hardin and Araj Regarding Article, "Role of Pulmonary Artery Wedge Pressure Saturation During Right Heart Catheterization: A Prospective Study".
Hardin EA, Araj FG, Circ Heart Fail 2021 Mar 14 3 e008158
Markers of Immune Function in Heart Transplantation: Implications for Immunosuppression and Screening for Rejection.
Zhuo DX, Ginder K, Hardin EA, Curr Heart Fail Rep 2021 Jan
Invasive Hemodynamic Red Flags to Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
Araj FG, Amin AA, Garg S, Hardin EA, J Invasive Cardiol 2020 Dec 32 12 E375-E376
Small Vein Pulsations: An Overlooked Sign of Poor Prognosis.
Metzinger MP, Amin AA, Mammen PPA, Hardin EA, Araj FG, Am J Med 2020 10 133 10 e597-e598
Noninvasive Assessment of Cardiac Output: Accuracy and Precision of the Closed-Circuit Acetylene Rebreathing Technique for Cardiac Output Measurement.
Hardin EA, Stoller D, Lawley J, Howden EJ, Hieda M, Pawelczyk J, Jarvis S, Prisk K, Sarma S, Levine BD, J Am Heart Assoc 2020 Sep 9 17 e015794
Rethinking the Modern Cardiology Morbidity and Mortality Conference: Harmonizing Quality Improvement and Education.
McNamara DA, Hall HM, Hardin EA, J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2019 Feb 73 7 868-872
Diuretic Strategies in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure.
Hardin EA, Grodin JL Curr Heart Fail Rep 2017 04 14 2 127-133
Selexipag in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension: design, development, and therapy.
Hardin EA, Chin KM Drug Des Devel Ther 2016 10 3747-3754

Honors & Awards

  • Women in Cardiology Award
    American Heart Association (2017)
  • Chief Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease
    UT Southwestern (2016-2017)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    UT Southwestern (2010)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Heart Failure Society of America Annual Scientific Program Committee (2020-2022)
  • Patient Education Committee (2022)