UT Southwestern named a leader of its patient care enterprise on Thursday, announcing cardiologist Dr. John Warner will take up the role starting March 1.
Warner will be Executive Vice President for Health Systems Affairs, overseeing the UT Southwestern Medical Center’s clinical operations. The medical group delivers care to 100,000 hospitalized patients, 600,000 ER patients, and 2.2 million outpatients a year.
Warner, previously one of D’s Best Doctors for cardiology, is currently serving as CEO of UT Southwestern’s University Hospitals. He is also currently president of the American Heart Association. Warner did his residency at UT Southwestern and returned in 2003 to serve as medical director of the University Hospitals Cardiac Catheterization Lab. He’s risen through the ranks from there.
“Dr. Warner is widely admired as an effective leader and outstanding physician, committed to clinical excellence and the patient-centric values encompassed in UT Southwestern’s strategic efforts to continually improve and expand access for patients across our clinical settings,” said Daniel Podolsky, president of UT Southwestern Medical Center, in a statement.