John Warner, M.D.

  • Nancy and Jeremy Halbreich, Susan and Theodore Strauss Professorship in Cardiology
  • Jim and Norma Smith Distinguished Chair for Interventional Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiology
  • Heart Valve Disorders
  • General Cardiology


After leading UT Southwestern University Hospitals as CEO since February 2012, John Warner, M.D., was named Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs, as of March 1, 2018. As the EVP, he oversees the UT Southwestern clinical enterprise, which encompasses the delivery of care to more than 105,000 inpatients and approximately 3 million outpatient visits annually at UT Southwestern facilities on and off campus and at UT Southwestern-affiliated hospitals and clinics.

An interventional cardiologist, Dr. Warner has previously served as the Medical Director of the Doris and Harry W. Bass, Jr. Clinical Center for Heart, Lung and Vascular Disease and as Assistant Vice President for Hospital Planning. In that position, he was instrumental in leading the planning effort, along with President Podolsky, for the design and planning of UT Southwestern’s 460-bed William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, which opened in December 2014.

Dr. Warner received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University, and he completed residency training in internal medicine at UT Southwestern, where he served as Chief Resident. He did his fellowship training in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at Duke University Medical Center and he was on the faculty at Duke until he returned to UT Southwestern in 2003. Dr. Warner subsequently received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Physician Executive MBA program at the University of Tennessee. He served as President of the American Heart Association for 2017-18.

In 2018, he was named a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center (1996-2000), Cardiology
  • Medical School - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (1988-1992)
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1993-1996), Internal Medicine
  • Internship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1992-1993), Internal Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Heart Association
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Honors & Awards
  • Walter l. Floyd Endowed Cardiology Fellowship 1999, Outstanding Cardiology Fellow, Duke University
  • Roy Willingham Health Professions Award 1987, Outstanding Pre-med Student, Abilene Christian University
  • Guidant Interventional Cardiology Fellow 2000
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Coronary angioplasty and stenting
  • Advanced cardiac imaging
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Clinical Focus

  • Heart Valve Disorders
  • General Cardiology

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