The THMG Practice

The Texas Heart Medical Group physicians are internationally known for their expertise in diagnosing, treating, and preventing cardiovascular diseases.

Joseph G. Rogers, M.D.

Dr. Rogers is a cardiologist and internationally recognized expert in the care of patients with heart failure. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Heart Institute.

Dr. Rogers received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Nebraska and his cardiology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. After his training, he joined the faculty at Washington University and served as medical director of the cardiac transplant and mechanical circulatory assist device program. In 2004, he was recruited to Duke University to direct the advanced heart failure program.  Under his leadership, the heart failure, cardiac transplant, and mechanical heart programs became internationally renowned for excellence in clinical care, research, and training.  In addition to a large clinical practice, Dr. Rogers has focused on studying new drugs and devices to better treat patients with heart failure.  He also served as the national principal investigator on several studies of new mechanical heart technologies and led the largest trial to date examining the role of palliative care in heart failure.

Dr. Rogers is a fellow of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and served as President of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation in 2020-2021. He also served as the Chair of the Thoracic Organ Transplant Committee for the United Network for Organ Sharing.  He is a deputy editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure and serves as a reviewer for other prominent medical journals.

Patient Testimonials

  • Dr. Rogers has been GREAT. I met him in 2013 when the doctors at Cary Wake Med could not help me anymore. I had a good Cardiology at Wake Med. The extent of my heart was getting worse that's when I was transferred to Duke University Medical Center that's when I meet Dr. Rogers, He was a direct no sugar coating doctor. I didn't like it neither did my sister. As days went by I understood that he just wanted to save my life and he did. To this day I so appreciate our DR/ patient relationship.

    – Adriane C.

  • Dr. Rogers has followed and treated my entire family for over 10 yrs. He is a wonderful doctor as well as a person, he takes time to listen and educate on conditions. He is very thorough and thoughtful in his care of patients. Excellent choice for any cardiac needs.

    – Emily C.

  • Dr. Rogers is one of the most thoughtful, caring physicians I have ever been treated by. He is warm and has a very patient-oriented practice. He listens carefully to his patients and works to ensure each patient has all the information needed. He is an excellent physician and I highly recommend him.

    – Lynn G.