James T. Willerson, MD
Texas Heart Institute
Texas Heart Institute, founded by world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Denton A. Cooley in 1962, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease through innovative and progressive programs in research, education and improved patient care. Hear from Dr. James. T. Willerson, President Emeritus at Texas Heart Institute, about the future of cardiovascular care and how the Institute is leading the way in regenerative medicine research, pursuing multiple avenues to treat the underlying culprit in heart disease – the injured heart itself – through a variety of areas such as stem cell therapies, building new biologic organs and tissues, and cracking genetic codes that help us develop tools to stimulate the heart to regenerate itself when it is injured.