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6550 Fannin, Suite 1901
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-441-1100



Jerry Estep, MD

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Dr. Jerry Estep is the medical director of the heart transplant and LVAD programs at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center at Houston Methodist Hospital. He is board certified in advanced heart failure and transplant, cardiovascular disease and adult comprehensive echocardiography.  He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, completed his residency at UT Southwestern in Dallas and completed his cardiology fellowship and heart failure training at Baylor College of Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital and the Texas Heart Institute. 

Dr. Estep has been actively involved in several multicenter trials including NHLBI (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) studies for patients with heart failure.  His recent original work includes the evaluation of biomarkers and echo indices to facilitate the management and prognostication for patients with decompensated heart failure. 

He has contributed to several published articles related to advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation and advanced treatments for amyloid cardiomyopathy.  His recently published manuscripts appear in Circulation, Circulation Heart Failure, JACC, and JACC Imaging.  He serves as peer review editor for Circulation, JACC, JASE, Journal of Cardiac Failure and the American Journal Transplantation. He has been recognized for his efforts and contributions and regularly presents at society meetings including ACC, AHA, ASE and ISHLT. 

Education & Training
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine-Houston, TX - 1999
Internship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas - Dallas, TX - 1999
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas - Dallas, TX - 2002
Hospital Privileges
Houston Methodist Hospital
Interests/Special Procedures
Brachytherapy, Cardiovascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Catheterization, Heart Transplant, Ischemic Heart Disease, Laser Balloon Angioplasty, Non Invasive Cardiology, Stents