- Medical School - Louisiana State University School of Medicine (2004-2008)
- Graduate School - University of Colorado School of Medicine (2011-2015), Clinical Science
- Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013-2015), Cardiovascular Disease
- Fellowship - University of Colorado School of Medicine (2011-2013), Cardiology
- Internship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008-2009), Internal Medicine
- Other Post Graduate Training - University of Colorado School of Medicine (2011-2015)
- Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2009-2011), Internal Medicine
Rebecca Vigen, M.D.
- Internal Medicine - Cardiology
- General Cardiology
Rebecca Vigen, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in general cardiology and noninvasive imaging.
Dr. Vigen earned her medical degree at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. She performed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease, both at UT Southwestern; she has also completed a cardiovascular outcomes research fellowship and master’s degree in clinical sciences at the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in public administration at Syracuse University.
Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017.
Dr. Vigen’s research interests include quality and outcomes research and value in health care. She has published numerous academic articles.
Among her many honors, she received the Outstanding Research Fellow Award from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
- American Heart Association (2010), Member
- Finalist, Young Investigator Award Competition 2012, American Heart Association, Quality of Care and Outcomes Research
A comparison between antihypertensive medication adherence and treatment intensification as potential clinical performance measures.
Vigen R, Shetterly S, Magid DJ, O'Connor PJ, Margolis KL, Schmittdiel J, Ho PM Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes 2012 May 5 3 276-82
Data quality of an electronic health record tool to support VA cardiac catheterization laboratory quality improvement: the VA Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking System for Cath Labs (CART) program.
Byrd JB, Vigen R, Plomondon ME, Rumsfeld JS, Box TL, Fihn SD, Maddox TM American heart journal 2013 Mar 165 3 434-40
Hospital-level variation in angina and mortality at 1 year after myocardial infarction: insights from the Translational Research Investigating Underlying Disparities in Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients' Health Status (TRIUMPH) Registry.
Vigen R, Spertus JA, Maddox TM, Ho PM, Jones PG, Arnold SV, Masoudi FA, Bradley SM Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes 2014 Nov 7 6 851-6
Aging of the United States population: impact on heart failure.
Vigen R, Maddox TM, Allen LA Current heart failure reports 2012 Dec 9 4 369-74
Association of cardiorespiratory fitness with total, cardiovascular, and noncardiovascular mortality across 3 decades of follow-up in men and women.
Vigen R, Ayers C, Willis B, DeFina L, Berry JD Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes 2012 May 5 3 358-64
Association of testosterone therapy with mortality, myocardial infarction, and stroke in men with low testosterone levels.
Vigen R, O'Donnell CI, Barón AE, Grunwald GK, Maddox TM, Bradley SM, Barqawi A, Woning G, Wierman ME, Plomondon ME, Rumsfeld JS, Ho PM JAMA 2013 Nov 310 17 1829-36
Keeping the genie in the bottle: growth hormone and cardiovascular disease.
de Lemos JA, Vigen R Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2014 Oct 64 14 1461-3
- A comparison between antihypertensive medication adherence and treatment intensification as potential clinical performance measures.
- Quality Improvement
- Medication Safety
- Comparative Effectiveness Research
- General Cardiology