John Erikson, M.D., Ph.D., a cardiologist specializing in cardiovascular imaging, is Professor of Medicine in the Cardiology Division at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas and Program Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship. He is a staff physician at the University Health System’s University Hospital, Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital, UT Medicine, and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Medical Center, Medical Director of the University Hospital Non-Invasive Laboratories, and Medical Director of the Bartter Research Unit at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veteran’s Hospital.
After completing undergraduate study in biochemistry at North Texas State University, Dr. Erikson attended medical and graduate school at Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas where he received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, and completed his residency training at Parkland Memorial Hospital. He received his cardiology training at Southwestern Medical Center and received advanced echocardiography training at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Hospital before joining the faculty in San Antonio, where he participates in patient care, teaching, and clinical research. He has been elected to Fellowship in the, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, and American Heart Association.
Dr. Erikson has received grant support from the Texas Affiliate of the American Heart Association to study proinflammatory cytokines in acute ischemia/reperfusion and investigating novel delivery techniques for gene therapy in the acute setting. His current research and clinical interests are related to non-invasive imaging, valvular heart disease, and percutaneous valve therapies.