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Dr. William C. Roberts

 

Name and credentials: William C. Roberts, MD

Title:  Executive Director, Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute; Dean, A. Webb Roberts Center for  Continuing Medical Education; Editor-in-Chief, The American Journal of Cardiology and Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings

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Specialties

Cardiac Pathology

Areas of Research Interest

Cardiology, Pathology

Board Certifications

Pathology

Medical Education and Training

National Heart Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland,  Chief of Pathology

National Heart Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, Surgical Associate, Surgery Branch, and Clinical Associate, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Cardiology Branch

Osler Medical Service, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, Assistant Residency

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, Residency in Anatomical Pathology

The Boston City Hospital, Massachusetts, Internship in Straight Medicine

Emory University Medical School, Atlanta, GA

Honors and Positions (Current)

Honors (since 1991):

Eugene H. Drake Memorial Award from the American Heart Association, Maine Affiliate

Distinguished Achievement Award, Society of Cardiovascular Pathology

Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines

Distinguished Alumni Award, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Master American College of Cardiology Award

 

Positions (Current):

Executive Director, Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute

Dean, A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education

Editor-in-Chief, The American Journal of Cardiology and Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings

Languages spoken

English

Invited Lectures (past 12 months)

Some clinically useful facts and principles learned from morphologic cardiovascular studies, the 41st Annual Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease sponsored by the A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education, Williamsburg, Virginia, December 7-9, 2014

 

Strategies to help manage hyperlipidemia, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 2, 2014, sponsored by Merck

 

Let’s look at some hearts, Cardiology Fellows of the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, Texas, November 20, 2014, sponsored by St. Jude Medical

 

Managing hyperlipidemia,  Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Baton Rouge, October 30, 2014

 

Strategies to help manage hyperlipidemia, Houston, Texas, October 29, 2014, sponsored by Merck

 

Honored Lecture: Fifty years studying the aortic valve and the aorta, 2014 Heart Valve Summit, Medical, Surgical, and Interventional Decision Making, Sponsored by The American College of Cardiology and the American Association of Thoracic Surgery,  Chicago, Illinois, September 19, 2014

 

Strategies to help manage hyperlipidemia, Dallas, Texas, August 21, 2014, sponsored by Merck

Fifty years of studying coronary artery disease,  15th Annual Bernard Tabatznik, MD, Lectureship at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, May 8, 2014

Methods to prevent atherosclerosis, Department of Continuing Education, Saint Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, 31st Annual Spring Update, May 2, 2014

 

Studying coronary disease for 50 years, Texas Club of Cardiology, Houston, Texas, April 11-13, 2014

Other Comments

The main focus of Dr. Roberts’ research activities is to contribute to the field of medicine, especially in cardiology, knowledge derived from the study of morphologic and clinical findings of heart disease of patients whose hearts or heart-related tissues he has examined. 

Current grants

Cardiovascular Research Review Committee

Key Publications in the last five years

Roberts WC. Good Books in Cardiovascular Disease Received in 2014 and in Early 2015. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Mar 23. pii: S0002-9149(15)00957-1.

 

Roberts WC, Shafii AE, Grayburn PA, Ko JM, Weissenborn MR, Rosenblatt RL, Guileyardo JM. Clinical and morphologic features of acute, subacute and chronic cor pulmonale (pulmonary heart disease). Am J Cardiol. 2015 Mar 1;115(5):697-703.

 

Frost SM, Roberts WC. Steven Marshall Frost, MD: a conversation with the editor. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2015 Jan;28(1):108-17.

 

Ellis PR 3rd, Roberts WC. Paul Roscoe Ellis III, MD: a conversation with the editor. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2015 Jan;28(1):97-107.

 

Maron BJ, Weiner HL, Maron MS, Roberts WC. Surviving malignant hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with all major complications in a single patient. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Feb 1;115(3):402-4.

 

Guileyardo JM, Roberts WC. Joseph Manuel Guileyardo, MD: a conversation with the editor. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2014 Oct;27(4):369-76.

 

Roberts CC, Snipes GJ, Ko JM, Roberts WC, Guileyardo JM. Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage unassociated with arterial aneurysmal rupture as a cause of sudden unexpected death. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2014 Oct;27(4):331-3.

 

Roberts WC, Burks KH, Ko JM, Filardo G, Guileyardo JM. Commonalities of cardiac rupture (left ventricular free wall or ventricular septum or papillary muscle) during acute myocardial infarction secondary to atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Jan 1;115(1):125-40.

 

Armstrong D, Gonzalez-Stawinski GV, Ko JM, Hall SA, Roberts WC. The two extremes of cardiac sarcoidosis and the effect of Prednisone therapy. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Jan 1;115(1):150-3.

 

McCullough PA, Roberts WC. Peter Andrew McCullough, MD, MPH: an interview with the editor. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Dec 1;114(11):1772-85.

 

Roberts CC, Parmar RJ, Grayburn PA, Patankar GR, Ko JM, Hamman BL, Roberts WC. Clues to diagnosing carcinoid heart disease as the cause of isolated right-sided heart failure. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Nov 15;114(10):1623-6.

 

Rowin EJ, Maron BJ, Kiernan MS, Casey SA, Feldman DS, Hryniewicz KM, Chan RH, Harris KM, Udelson JE, DeNofrio D, Roberts WC, Maron MS. Advanced heart failure with preserved systolic function in nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: under-recognized subset of candidates for heart transplant. Circ Heart Fail. 2014 Nov;7(6):967-75.

 

Roberts WC, Roberts CC, Ko JM, Filardo G, Capehart JE, Hall SA. Morphologic features of the recipient heart in patients having cardiac transplantation and analysis of the congruence or incongruence between the clinical and morphologic diagnoses. Medicine (Baltimore). 2014 Jul;93(5):211-35.

 

Bax JJ, Delgado V, Bapat V, Baumgartner H, Collet JP, Erbel R, Hamm C, Kappetein AP, Leipsic J, Leon MB, MacCarthy P, Piazza N, Pibarot P, Roberts WC, Rodés-Cabau J, Serruys PW, Thomas M, Vahanian A, Webb J, Zamorano JL, Windecker S. Open issues in transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Part 2: procedural issues and outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Eur Heart J. 2014 Oct 7;35(38):2639-2654.

 

Bax JJ, Delgado V, Bapat V, Baumgartner H, Collet JP, Erbel R, Hamm C, Kappetein AP, Leipsic J, Leon MB, MacCarthy P, Piazza N, Pibarot P, Roberts WC, Rodés-Cabau J, Serruys PW, Thomas M, Vahanian A, Webb J, Zamorano JL, Windecker S. Open issues in transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Part 1: patient selection and treatment strategy for transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Eur Heart J. 2014 Oct 7;35(38):2627-2638.

 

Contact Information for Research

Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute

621 N Hall Street #H030

Dallas, TX 75226

214-820-7911



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