Designed by physicians, heart patients, families and hospital representatives, the 100-bed Heart Center at Texas Health Fort Worth reflects our ongoing commitment to provide advanced heart and vascular care to Fort Worth and surrounding communities. Through screening programs to aid in early detection, advanced diagnostics and treatment techniques, and a compassionate multidisciplinary approach to caring for our patients, we make it a priority to help heal broken hearts.
Whether it’s acquiring the advanced technology, participating in national clinical research trials, setting benchmark standards, or being a leader in the field of heart and vascular medicine, the physicians on the medical staff and the team members of the Heart Center at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth are industry leaders.
|John E. Willard, M.D., FACC
Texas Health Fort Worth
John E. Willard, M.D., FACC, medical director of heart and vascular services and chest pain center at Texas Health Fort Worth, was born in Fredonia, Kan. Graduating with honors, he received a bachelor's degree in biology from Emporia State University. Willard graduated with distinction from Tulane University School of Medicine, where he was the recipient of the Golden Stethoscope Award and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed his post graduate training in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and received certification as a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine with a sub-specialty in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology.
Following his post graduate instruction, Willard remained at UT Southwestern for five years as an assistant professor in the division of cardiology. He has grown a large private practice with Consultants in Cardiology and interfaced his role as one of the leaders within the practice with his leadership role at Texas Health Fort Worth. Willard has served on numerous committees within the hospital, including his role as Cardiology Division Chief, Cardiac Services Committee, Cardiology Continuous Improvement, Endovascular Continuous Improvement, and Emergency Department Continuous Improvement. He is also a member of several professional societies that include the Council on Cardiology for the American Heart Association, American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association and Tarrant County Medical Society.
During his tenure at UT Southwestern, Willard published more than 60 articles and participated in numerous clinical trials, including "Early Revascularization in Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock," "The Coreg Heart Failure Registry" and "Reduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health." Willard is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular disease, and general cardiology.