Biography

Justin Grodin, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the UT Southwestern Department of Internal Medicine

He earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern, where he also completed a residency in internal medicine. He performed two fellowships at the Cleveland Clinic, one in cardiovascular disease and one in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. Dr. Grodin also holds a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University.

Dr. Grodin specializes in caring for patients with end-stage heart failure, restrictive cardiomyopathies, hereditary cardiomyopathies, and hypertropic cardiomyopathies. His research interests include heart failure, the treatment of acute heart failure, cardiorenal syndrome, and metabolic and hemodynamic biomarkers of heart failure.

Dr. Grodin has numerous peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals. He serves as Co-Section Editor for the Current Heart Failure Reports’ “Biomarkers of Heart Failure” and as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Cardiac Failure, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Journal, Circulation: Heart Failure, and reviews abstracts for the American College of Cardiology. 

He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the Heart Failure Society of America, and the Texas Medical Association.

Personal Note

Dr. Grodin is a native Texan and was born and raised in El Paso.

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Meet Dr. Grodin

Heart Failure and Transplantation Specialist in Dallas

Justin Grodin, M.D., has specialty training in caring for people who are living with end-stage congestive heart failure. And he emphasizes the focus on living.

Dr. Grodin says, “I take a lot of pride in helping my patients understand their diagnosis, and in reassuring them that even though heart failure is serious, we’re going to make sure they’re getting the most thorough evaluation and best, individualized treatment.”

In severe cases, the treatment of advanced heart failure may require a heart transplant or a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), but Dr. Grodin says that medications and modifications in diet and lifestyle may be effective in delaying or even preventing major surgical interventions.

“For a portion of patients, the use of routine heart failure medications can actually improve cardiac function over time. In addition, there are novel disease-specific medications which may also treat specific heart conditions," Dr. Grodin says. Other patients benefit from minor surgical options, such as implantable defibrillators or pacemakers that resynchronize the heart.

In every case, Dr. Grodin takes his patients through a comprehensive evaluation to identify the best treatment approach. For people who need a transplant or an LVAD, Dr. Grodin walks them through the entire process, from the initial evaluation to the hospital and ICU, and then he continues to see them for follow-up care after surgery.

Answering an Increasing Epidemic

Dr. Grodin has a master’s degree in public health and specializes in clinical epidemiology. He leads research to improve our understanding of heart failure and to identify better treatments.

“Treatment for heart failure is continually evolving and we are constantly identifying clinical features which better our understanding of patient risk and may lead to individualized therapy,” he says.

The incidence of heart failure in the United States is increasing, which makes research even more important.

“We have a growing need for improved treatment options,” Dr. Grodin says. “Heart transplants are great, but we’re limited by the number of organs available. There are going to be more people needing better medical therapies, better LVADs, and other alternatives to transplants.”

Attention to the Details

Dr. Grodin joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2016. In addition to treating patients with heart failure, he also cares for patients with cardiomyopathies and has significant experience with hypertrophic obstructive and nonobstructive cardiomyopathy.

No matter what heart issue he’s treating, Dr. Grodin says the best outcomes start with a meticulous, patient-centered approach to treatment.

“Sometimes heart failure is as bad as it sounds, but sometimes it might not be. When someone is frightened and you can offer reassurance, when someone is critically ill and you can offer a life-saving therapy, it’s incredibly gratifying.”

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2015-2016), Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
  • Graduate School - Harvard School of Public Health (2013-2015)
  • Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2012-2015), Cardiovascular Disease
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical School (2009-2012), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2005-2009)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Heart Association (2010)
  • American College of Cardiology (2012)
  • Heart Failure Society of America (2013)
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (2016)
Honors & Awards
  • Best Published Paper, UT Southwestern Internal Medicine Residency 2012
  • Gus P. Karos Foundation Scholarship, Cleveland Clinic 2013
  • “Best Fellow In-Training Poster” at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2014
  • The Lower Clinical Award, Cleveland Clinic 2016
Books & Publications
Research
  • Heart Failure Epidemiology
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Cardiorenal Physiology
  • Cardiac Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Acute Heart Failure

Clinical Focus

  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Heart Transplant Medicine
  • Heart Failure & Cardiac Support

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UT Southwestern Medical Group at Texas Health Dallas Advanced Heart Failure Clinic

Professional Building 4
8440 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 410
Dallas, Texas 75231
214-645-5505 Directions

UT Southwestern Medical Group at Texas Health Fort Worth Advanced Heart Failure Clinic

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, Heart Center
1301 Pennsylvania Ave., 1st Floor
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
817-250-4628 Directions

University Hospital Heart and Lung Clinic

at Professional Office Building 2 5939 Harry Hines Blvd., 6th Floor, Suite 600
Dallas, Texas 75390
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