CHI St. Luke’s Health - Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Deborah Ellen Meyers, MD, FRACP, FACC
Medical Director, Heart Failure Programs,
Texas Heart Institute and CHI St. Luke’s Health - Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Deborah Meyers joined the Texas Heart Institute and Baylor St. Luke’s
Medical Center in June 2012. Dr. Meyers is board certified in general
cardiology and in advanced heart failure and transplantation.
to training in Medicine, Dr. Meyers studied Fine Art & Photography
and worked in the area of health care communication. In the course of
her work in this area she developed a keen interest in systems of health
care delivery and has an interest in overcoming the many obstacles that
confront patients when they seek help for chronic and complex health
Dr. Meyers graduated with honors from the University
of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and stayed on to do her
internship and junior year of Residency. She completed her Senior
Residency year and her Cardiology Fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
at Washington University in St. Louis. She then completed her Heart
Failure & Transplant Fellowship at the University of Queensland in
After completing her training, Dr. Meyers
became the Director of the Queensland Heart Failure and Transplant
Program in Brisbane Australia. She started the Queensland Mechanical
Circulatory Support program in 2005. She also started and directed the
Queensland “Hospital to Home” Program which is a currently ongoing
statewide program aimed at delivering specialized CHF care to remote
areas in Australia.
She moved to Houston, Texas in 2008 with her
physician-scientist husband and her two boys, and set up a busy
multi-disciplinary CHF service that focuses on “patient centered”
chronic disease management with an emphasis on patient support and
education at the University of Texas Houston. She directed this program
until moving to the Texas Heart Institute. She also directed the
cardiology clinical trials unit and the faculty mentoring program during
her tenure at University of Texas.
Dr Meyers has a range of
research interests that include system of care delivery models, patient
centered practice models, medical decision making, the role of
palliative services in heart failure, physical activity, chronic disease
management and the relationship of exercise and sleep disordered
breathing in heart failure patients.
Dr. Meyers is a member of
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Heart Failure Society of
America, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, and
she is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Fellowship
of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
She has published and spoken professionally in both national and international forums.
CONTACT DR. MEYERS
HEART FAILURE PROGRAM 832-355-3961
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Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
LVAD PROGRAM 832-355-2285, toll free at 877-685-0361
HEART TRANSPLANT PROGRAM 832-355-2285, International: 832-355-3350
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