Joseph G. Rogers, MD

Texas Heart Institute President and Chief Executive Officer, Joseph G. Rogers, MD, is a cardiologist and an Adjunct Professor in the Division of Cardiology at Duke University. He is an internationally recognized and widely published thought leader in heart failure, heart transplantation, and mechanically assisted circulation. Show full bio

Dr. Rogers is passionate about value-based care initiatives, the delivery and implementation of care management, and population health strategies. Dr. Rogers’ research focuses on clinical aspects of advanced heart failure, including pharmacologic and electrical treatments for systolic heart failure, the use of mechanical circulatory support devices, cardiac transplantation, and palliative care.

Before joining the Texas Heart Institute as President and CEO, he served as Chief Medical Officer at the Duke University Health System (DUHS) in Durham, North Carolina, where he was responsible for providing clinical and strategic direction for physician activities across all of its clinical entities.

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 fellowship in cardiology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He joined the faculty at Duke in 2004 and served in several leadership roles, including Associate Chief Medical Officer for strategic growth and implementation, interim chair of the school’s Department of Medicine, and member of the Board of Managers for Duke Connected Care, the health system’s Accountable Care Organization. He also served as a key strategic health system liaison to the Private Diagnostic Clinic, the physician practice organization for Duke providers, where he championed innovations in safety and quality across the health system.

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Texas Heart Institute Positions


  • Advanced heart failure
  • Investigative pharmacologic and electrical treatments for systolic heart failure
  • Mechanical circulatory support devices
  • Cardiac transplantation
  • Palliative care in the treatment of heart failure


  • Medical School:

    University of Nebraska (Omaha, Nebraska)

  • Residency:

    University of Nebraska (Omaha, Nebraska)

  • Fellowships:

    Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri)


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