2023 Thomas Smith Memorial Lecturer - Joseph A. Hill, MD, PhD, FAHA

Joseph Hill

Joseph A. Hill, MD, PhD, FAHA

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX


Joseph Hill is a cardiologist-scientist whose research focuses on molecular mechanisms of remodeling in the disease-stressed myocardium. He graduated with an MD, PhD from Duke University, then pursued postdoctoral scientific training at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, followed by clinical training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hill served on the faculty of the University of Iowa for five years before moving in 2002 to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to assume the role of Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Harry S. Moss Heart Center. Dr. Hill’s research group strives to decipher mechanisms of structural, functional, metabolic and electrical remodeling in heart disease with an eye toward therapeutic intervention. He serves on numerous committees, boards study sections, and he lectures widely. In addition, he serves on several editorial boards, including Circulation Research, American Journal of Physiology, Heart and Circulatory Physiology and American Journal of Cardiology. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Circulation and the textbook Muscle: Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease.

He has received numerous recognitions and awards, including election to the Association of American Professors. He recently served as President of the Association of University Cardiologists and Chair of the Academic Council of the American College of Cardiology. He received the 2018 Research Achievement Award from the International Society for Heart Research, the 2020 Lucian Award from McGill University and delivered the William Harvey Lecture this year at the European Society of Cardiology.